My wife and I stopped here for a drink. Didn't know it was a MANS bar, but it didn't matter. I did not know it was a men's bar, kinda got the point when ONLY men came in but never did i feel Okay, we're gay So early in one day's jaunt in the Quarter, we step into Rawhide in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon.
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