Ok people. Club traz is the place to be. I took my first visit to club traz about 2 months ago. And I haven't missed a sunday since. This club has to be the best place in southern illinois to hang out. The music is great, good crowds, descent dance floor, light show is good, and the friendliest staff I've met at any club or bar. I have taken so many of my straight friends to traz and every one of them say they will be going back. The sunday night drag show is amazing. I really encourage people to try this place. They have very good bar tenders and they can make some awesome drinks. This is the kinda gay club that even str8 people can feel comfortable at. People do behave themselves here. I really encourage any one who is looking for a good club to hang out and not be judged to give this one a shot. Because u will not regret it. I drive an hour and half every sunday just to go to traz. Because they make everyone welcome and comfortable. Well I'm there every sunday. Hope to see ur new faces there soon. Its so worth it. Sincerely. Derek.
Club Traz isn't as much fun these days. The entertainment used to be very good, but it is hardly worth watching anymore. The drink prices are high for the small amount of liquor in each drink. Music is decent and most (not all) of the staff is friendly. Some of the staff look trashy to say the least. I don't start tabs with one bartender because he has added an extra tip a few times to my tabs. And, he has done the same to other people's tabs that I am friends with. He usually works the area by the women's restrooms. Traz used to be packed every Sunday night, but hardly anyone goes on Sundays anymore. This is likely because of the above stated personal opinions.
club traz is a decent club. it has a nice new outdoor section (courtesy of the hard work of Ricky and others). the obsession with drag queens is a bit of a "Drag". --- Not all fags are in to drag queens. some good looking guys. pretty fun crowd. overall, it's not bad for a southern illinois dive.
Did I say it was fun!? I had a blast with my friends. Met new people and was able to be myself. The staff was friendly and drinks weren't outrageously priced - THAT'S nice! A little smoky, but that's to be expected at a bar, I guess. The cover charge was competitive (about what I've paid at other bars) and the drag show was more than decent. Dance floor was a little small for the crowd that was there the night I went, but maybe that was just that particular night? I'd recommend this joint to anyone looking to come out (pun intended), be themselves, and have a great time!