The Ramrod was located at 394 West Street New York City, between Christopher Street and West 10th Street in the West Village opened its doors in 1972. This popular leather bar was housed in 2 buildings that were combined and constructed in the mid 1800′s.
By the late 1970s the Ramrod had become New York City’s premier Levi leather bar and attracted a large motorcycle S&M crowd. On November 10th, 1980 a homophobic psycho Ronald Crumpley opens fire with an uzi into a crowd in front of the Ramrod New York City, killing 22 year old doorman Jorg Wenz (known as Little Dutch), and another patron also injuring many others.
We’re not sure when the Ramrod closed, 1980? Any information would greatly be appreciated. Below is an original pin back button from the Ramrod leather bar 1978 that was contributed to the site by John from Montclair, New Jersey. Thank you