I've gone to the other gay bars of Seattle and I've made the Cuff my home bar, followed up by Mad pub. It's a mans bar, where you can go with friends and have a good time. It's not a debutante bar, nor trashy, it's down to earth west coast casual dress/blue collar fun.
Weekends you will find guys in their leather/levi's/harnesses/cowboy/Nasty Pig gear. The dance floor gets hot and heavy by 11pm on the weekends.
Happy hour from 5-8pm m-thurs is great too, half price appetizers, anyone for some pool, beer, and 3 dollar baskets of chicken strips with friends? It's awesome.
To the straight women you are welcome to come, and yes us gays know how to party hardy. But honey don't get out-of-line tapping your stiletto at me thinking you are gonna be treated like a royal princess, it's a guys bar. If it doesn't smell pretty like your powder room at home you don't have to be there and don't complain to us. Go to Pioneer Square or Belltown if you want guys to worship the ground you walk on ladies We'll call you out on your outfit for being last season if you give us attitude, you have no power over us. And if you bring your bf, he should be comfortable with getting hit on by other guys and if he wants to start trouble with it, be prepared to be asked to leave or 86ed.
Pros: good service, good friends, good space, happy hour rocks!
Cons: Line at the door if you don't get in early on the weekends.