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The GTO Lounge was created
and named in honor of Mike
Comboy, a passionate
“motorhead” who lost his battle
with cancer on January 1,
2004. Mike loved muscle cars,
in particular Pontiacs and
specifically GTOs. He owned a
1967 GTO that he lovingly
restored. Mike was also fond
of classic GTO posters, prints
and models. Much of the décor
in The GTO Lounge came from
his personal collection.
The GTO Lounge, founded by Michael and Christina Hulett
Located in Cleveland, Ohio,
The GTO Lounge
was the
jewel of lounges in the
Midwest. In addition to
unmatched hospitality, The
GTO Lounge host
ed
spectacular and unique events
all throughout the year
.
On June 11th of 2005, The GTO
Lounge was filled to capacity for
a one-night-only rock show
performed by international
touring sensations and
Shelterhouse recording artists,
Two Cow Garage. Based out of
Columbus, Ohio,
Two Cow
Garage
are personal friends of
Mike and Christina and were
happy to bring their original
Podunk Punk sound to The GTO
Lounge. The show was the
smash hit of the summer as the
delirious, over-flowing,
standing-room-only crowd
spilled out from The GTO
Lounge to the popular Tiki
Terrace outside. The evening
was a resounding success as
partygoers enjoyed themselves
to the utmost and kept the GTO
switchboard busy the next day
with calls of party praise.
The GTO Lounge was home to fabulous entertainment
options
and featured a bonus-action High Speed slot machine
as well as
a vintage 1975 Capt Fantastic  pinball machine.   
Fans of the cinema delighted in The GTO Lounge theatre. The GTO movie
experience feature
d a state-of-the-art big screen, stereophonic sound and
an eclectic selection of films available for guests’ viewing enjoyment.
Signature events in The GTO
Lounge include
d the
outrageously pop
ularrSociety for
the  Prevention of Cruelty to Ales
and lagers (SPCA) tasting
parties, which occur
ed in The
GTO Lounge on a periodic basis.
In addition to sampling several
varieties of a different type of
beer at each gathering, guests
also g
ot the chance to see how
various beers complement
different foods. The League of
Local Lager Lovers took place in
August of 2005 and focused on
Lager beers. On October 15, '05
The GTO Lounge hosted the
Pixilated Pale Ale Palaver.  
Saturday, January 28, ’06 dark
beer aficionados reveled in the
Stout and Porter Caucus, which
saw an incomparable beer list of
over 25 stouts and porters, likely
the largest list ever assembled in
history for an event of this kind.
Barleywines were poured on
May 13, '06 as The Barleywine
Brouhaha was proudly
presented.  For reasons of
added fun and safety, guests
were encouraged to utilize the
GTO’s overnight
accommodations and spend the
night in the happening venue.
The GTO Lounge offered a generous selection of spirits,
cordials and the house specialty: GTO Lounge Jello Shots.
July 2004 - Sept 2006