History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

Location: 421 Baker Street, Lake Geneva


May 1985
October 1985

Male/ female
Bar/ social



Christophers Bar was opened in May 1985 in a newly-builkt extension on the Georgian Guest House in Lake Geneva. It was called a "gay nineties club for country gentlemen".

The business was short-lived however. The 'Steppin Out' column in 'In Step' vol. 2-issue 19 (October 1985) reads: "Christophers & The Georgian Guest House in Lake Geneva has closed for the seson, nearly a month earlier than usual. Chris tells me he was 'very disappointed' with the lack of business this sumer, especially after he had invested $45,000 in additions and remodeling this spring. Most likely he won't open next year." No ads or mention of the business are found after this.

More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.


(In Step volume 1 issue 10)

Christophers Bar opening advertisement
(In Step volume 2 issue 9)

Christophers Bar addition mention, 'Steppin Out' column
(In Step volume 2 issue 10, June 1985)

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