The Argos leather bar in Amsterdam is closing this Friday, 2nd of January 2015. The LeatherHistory.eu Foundation is looking for information and material about the bar’s history.
With a history going back to the 1950s, the Argos bar is known to be the oldest leather bar in Europe. Over the years, the bar has built up a world famous reputation in- and outside of the leather community. The Argos bar had already been put on sale in 2010 yet, despite its investments, new management has not succeeded in turning around the declining number of visitors. Voices in the local leather community confirm the bar has already been sold and is likely to irrevocably lose its darkroom license as new management has other plans for the venue. The bar invites leather men to one last Farewell Party on Friday, 2nd of January 2015.
Photo credits: Jan Carel Warffemius, 1996.