Mojo's Formerly: Rip Cord

 
87% love it
  22
The local dive
As one of Toledo's oldest bars, locals come to enjoy happy hour, drag shows, and bar food.

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    • Sullivan
      Sullivan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Trashy Dive Bar
      Upon entering the building, you first become overwhelmed with the nauseating stench of sewage or something...it smells like a toilet! The bar is in bad disrepair and is absolutely disgustingly filthy! If you sit at the bar, beware. It is so gross you are going to stick to the surface from whatever was spilled there and not cleaned up. Also, look at the slant of the counter and cabinets from behind the bar (I was told by the bartender that is from the floor caving in behind the bar). I was served my drink in a glass with fingerprints and lipstick still on the glass. I didn't drink that, as that is unsanitary and disgusting. I decided to order bottled water instead. Which brings on another observation of this dive. I noticed the bartender was only taking product out of one cooler behind the bar and had to dig to get to what he needed. I noticed a total of 3 coolers behind the bar, but they only use 1! The bartender said the other 2 coolers are broken, and have been broken for quite some time. Shouldn't the management of the bar focus on fixing the things that are broken, including the floor? So I was wondering the bar with my bottle of water and couldn't help but notice the bar was filled with drunks who were obviously over served! The question that comes to mind for me with this is, aren't bartenders supposed to know when to cut someone off to keep people from getting to that point? In my knowledge, the answer is yes. But, then again, the bartenders were all tipsy too! That's seems wrong to me. Now, let's add insult to injury. Not only is the bar disgustingly filthy, but the customers are trashy too! I met a few nice people and had some very nice conversations, but I was constantly interrupted by some street trash hustler wanting money, a drink, or something. I guess that is what RipCord wants as a customer base. They are comfortable catering to the trash. I will not go back to this bar, because I do not think it is safe. I was followed to my car upon leaving the bar, by one of these hustlers, and asked again for money. This time, though, the hustler became more aggressive and I hurried up and got in my car and left. Someone is going to get seriously injured at that bar. I will not be one of the casualties.

    • Octobersown1310
      Octobersown1310 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My hubby and I like this place.

    • michbear
      michbear Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Fun Place
      Had a great time, don't know why people give this place a bad rating, it's clean, doesnt smell, and it isnt in a bad area, hell you can walk to the ballpark, hotels, restaurants.The townies were fun, and I had to go outside to smoke. Will see what the weekend is like..

    • MarcPhillips77
      MarcPhillips77 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not what you are expecting
      I came to Toledo on business and it was a pretty lame experience, except for this bar. It's 3 bars in one, with a huge patio deck. The first bar is the main bar, with a pool table and a raised dance floor. Off to the right, there is a door that takes you to the Drag bar. I don;t mind drag, but that's not what I was looking for. So I made my way to the back bar. Nothing special, but man the show was great. A wide group of guys, some older, some younger, some leather, some bears, but everyone was very nice and I had some great conversations. As for the smoking thing, well, people are gonna complain if you can smoke or if you can't, but I didn't care. Drinks were good, strong, and cheap. I ended up closing the place, and it's not in that bad of an area, I had no troubles whatsoever. Next time I am in the area, I will definitely stop in.

    • jamester
      jamester Over a year ago
      Hates it

      smokey dump
      We have a state smoking ban the owner openly defys. Bar is a dump. Dangerous area. Only good thing is cheap drinks. If you like to smoke this is your bar if not avoid

    • rentmac7
      rentmac7 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      helloooo toledo
      had a great time here... drink specials were great.. if you flirt with the bar tender he will hook your drinks up.. and the shows are good as well... had a blast!!!!

    • prince9
      prince9 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A dump that can be fun sometimes
      This place is a home for the city homeless, and local alcoholics....but on occasions it can be fun...the staff is generally horrible...and the owner is just a huge mess....smokey as hell inside....this place is a dump so be prepared....

    • Naked_Ron
      Naked_Ron Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love this place
      I always have a great time in this place

    • Fred_Head
      Fred_Head Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This is what a bar should be
      Groping, smoking, backed-up toilets, weird promotional nights, flaky homeless people, cheap drinks, hot bartenders, pool tables, bad music, nasty and outdated furnishings, scary neighborhood, WHAT THE HELL MORE DO YOU WANT? This is one of the last great bars in the country. GO.

    • ljosck88
      ljosck88 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      my fav
      this is my favorite hole-in-the-wall gay bar ever

    • horde
      horde Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Amazing
      Love the bartenders

    • ickes798
      ickes798 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Iloveit
      Sooooo much fun.