STYXX (Closed Permanently) Formerly: The Underground

89% love it
GayCities Members report that STYXX has closed
Think your parent's basement rec room: TV, pool table, and faint odor of mildew
Portland's only real gay dance club, STYXX does a good job at mixing things up with everything from strippers to drag to karaoke to high energy dance. The two room club is busiest on weekends, especially on Fridays when the back room becomes "The Hidden Door" -- though don't expect anything extra besides a cover charge. Every small city with grit has one of these: a gay club where the young guys come to drink and dance, and the dowager queens melt into their bar stools while ogling the upstarts. Not to be missed.


    • Djperry19781
      Djperry19781 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      GREAT place to unwind
      I went there and the staff there was very welcoming. I wanna go there again. I just need to find out the cheapy place to stay for a night or two so I can go to styxx again and maybe meet new friends.

    • Jarhead420
      Jarhead420 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Styxx is grrrreat!!!
      My friends and I love love love Styxx, great music, great staff, and great drinks!!!

    • cashcube
      cashcube Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I went out last weekend to Styxx and I had a blast it is by far the best dance club in Portland, ME!!! The dj's played great music all night long, the staff was welcoming and very friendly, I don't drink so I can't really same much about the drinks but I do know a lot of people were at the bar so they must be doing something right!!! If you have not been out to Styxx yet you def need to check it out and see for your self, you will not want to leave!!!

    • chasinport
      chasinport Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Simply, Maine's BEST dance club in the front and back bars on weekends, theme nights in the front bar weekdays, GREAT BARTENDERS every day, both bars...something new every night.

    • bondagedude
      bondagedude Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Leave town for a real experience!
      Why do young gay men stay in cities like Portland? I can understand why gay womyn stay, but seriously, move to Boston. Gay men who live in Maine or New Hampshire are sacrificing their lives for what? Live your life before it's over!

    • PortlandShaman
      PortlandShaman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A dying breed yet loved.
      You will not spend much time at Styxx before you realize it to be much more then a simple drinking establishment to the locals who keep it entertaining. In a city teeming with opportunities for people living alternative lifestyles Styxx survives due to a committed clientele, who often participate in producing their own theme evenings. This bar/danceclub/lounge/clubhouse truly resonates with a younger local crowd finding their first sense of safety in a gay nightlife experience. You need not travel far from the city of Portland to understand the palpable oppression a young gay person in Maine likely experiences. Styxx is a refuge from that reality. The souls who grace the stage, tend the bar, fill the seats and dance on the 2 floors acknowledge bigger clubs, bigger cities and other opportunities, but Portland Maine is their home. Tonight they are going to make the best of their gay bar.

    • retsofmada
      retsofmada Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Decent place
      The space has been expanded now, so there is an additional dance floor and bar, every time I have been there has always been many more woman then men there. Drinks are good, not much seating.