The Burgh Bears

Who Are The Burgh Bears?


The Burgh Bears are a non-profit social group for bears and their admirers, created to both promote social/recreational activities for its members, as well as charitable fundraising for the local community. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but have members from many surrounding states, and our electronic membership is worldwide.

We think that having a local bear club is important. While the whole bear movement has grown enormously over the past decade, there are still many gay men who do not see themselves or their attractions reflected in the general public’s opinion of attractiveness. Bear clubs provide an alternative space, support structure, and friendship for these men. We are not out to set up some narrow definition of who or what is a “bear” — it’s just not a very good idea and can lead to silly things like bear beauty pageants!


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Burgh Bear Events


First Wednesday of Every Month     Join us at Vincent's of Greentree (333 Mansfield Ave) for dinner at 7:00 P.M., then strike it out with bowling at Noble Manor Lanes (2440 Noblestown Rd) starting at approximately 9:00 P.M.

Second Tuesday of Every Month     Join us at the Blue Moon Bar (5115 Butler Street) at 7:30 P.M. for our monthly membership meeting where we will discuss current events and updates for the group. Afterwards, we normally grab a bite to eat. See you there!

Third Sunday of Every Month     Join us at Panera Bread (5430 Centre Ave) at 2:00 P.M. for our monthly Koffee Klutch. Grab a pastry, a warm beverage and fellowship with the group. We meet in the back meeting room and would love to have you.

Fourth Saturday of Every Month     Join us at P-Town Bar (4740 Baum Blvd) at 10:00 P.M. for our Burgh Bears Bar Night. We normally have a different theme each month, so be sure to check out the event listing on our Facebook page for the theme.

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Memberships may be found on the Membership Page.

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The Burgh Bears, a social group for bears and their admirers, does not discriminate or limit membership in any way other than age (you must be 21 or older to join). Annual dues are $20 for an individual membership, and $15 more per member per household ($35 per couple, $55 if you have three members living at one address, and so on). You do not have to be a member to participate in Burgh Bears activities, especially if you are new to the group. Check out and connect with the Burgh Bears on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about our activities.



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