Sneakers is one of the four most-well-known bars in Jamestown, New York
, along with Rusty Nail
(Sports Bar/Meat Market), Mad Murdock's
(Meat Market/Friendly Atmosphere), and Shawbuck's
(Dance Club). Sneakers has the distinction of being a gay bar
, so it is the subject of many jokes among the locals.
Sneakers has drag fashion shows, and supposedly plays really good music, according to my friends that frequent the establishment. The regulars are friendly to nongays, and many of my female friends go there so they can just dance and have a good time without worrying about men trying to pick them up.
Sneakers is located a block west from the corner of Foote Ave. and Allen St.