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"Accept no substitute. Hercules, the original Muscle Mary. A slice of Olympus here on Earth. Dance with the gods while Rome is burning. Part of legendary Liberty City icon, Tony Prince's party empire, Hercules is a final bastion of hotness in these tepid times. Young and old unite as desperate revelers cling on to a once proud scene."
— TBoGT Official Website

Hercules is a gay club in Liberty City that is mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV and appearing proper in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The location of Hercules is within the northern edge of Westminster, Algonquin, on Galveston Avenue up the road from Maisonette 9, just east of the Pay 'n' Spray in Purgatory. The actual club does not exist in the main game or The Lost and Damned, as the same location is simply a nondescript grilled storefront with a Hinterland logo on a window. The website for the club is


Hercules is one of several Liberty City clubs owned by Anthony Prince, also known as "Gay Tony". Unlike Maisonette 9, who closes during daytime, Hercules is open during the entire day. The club plays music from K109 The Studio.

Events of GTA IV

Bernie Crane also first met his current (and secret) boyfriend Bryce Dawkins during a foam party at the club while high on ecstasy. According to the Liberty Tree and Weazel News, the club has been closed alongside Maisonette 9, following revelations of its club goers taking and selling drugs in the premises.

The club is also mentioned during the mission "Out of the Closet", by Tom Rivas, who also mentions Gay Tony, the founder of the club. It is also mentioned by Eddie Low.

Events of The Ballad of Gay Tony

The club appears in The Ballad of Gay Tony as a proper location which the player, assuming the role of Luis Fernando Lopez, may visit. Compared to Bahama Mamas and Maisonette 9, Hercules is much smaller in size and less elaborate, its interior consisting only of a hallway with a cloakroom, and a cramped room that serves as a bar, lounge and dancefloor. Because of its compact design, the player can only drink for free from a bar or dance at the club. The club is manned by a doorman named Troy, and its bartender is constantly depicted as a topless, well-toned man who dances around.

Hercules is mentioned in the radio station Integrity 2.0. The station's host Lazlow mistakenly believes that the club is for heterosexuals, with a Greek style.



  • Despite being a gay club, Luis can still dance with a heterosexual woman on the dance floor and at least three women always spawn in the club. A few heterosexual men spawn at the club as well. Luis cannot have sex with the woman that he can dance with on the dance floor, even after successfully dancing with her. 
  • In the The Lost and Damned the player can see the club's exterior, although in the downloadable version the Hinterland logo can be seem. But it is still inaccessible to the player.
  • Troy (bouncer of the club) and Hercules (name of club) are both names of Greek culture, Troy being a Greek city, and Hercules, being a Greek myth.
  • During multiplayer in TBoGT, it is possible to enter the club, like Bahama Mamas. However, it is usually empty, though sometimes someone can be found at the coat-check, behind the counter.
  • Humorously, the muscular man appearing on the logo of the club is positioned right upon the "U", with the concavity of that letter forming the shape of a penis.
  • In Not So Fast, it is revealed that Gracie Ancelotti parties there with Gay Tony.
  • During the first encounter with Eddie Low he will ask Niko if he would like to go to Hercules with him, with Niko replying, "I'm not like that friend." He will only say this when you meet him, start the encounter, kill/abandon him, then restart, he will also say different things.
  • If the player leaves early from a strip club outing with Roman; he will be "disappointed" that you are in a rush. Then he will ask if you've been spending time at Hercules instead.
  • During Hating The Haters, Bernie will mention while chasing the homophobe that he used to dance at Hercules without a shirt.
  • After the completion of The Ballad Of Gay Tony the club seems to cater to a predominately black crowd as seen in the ending credits, but it returns to having its regular clientele afterwards.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the club Pitchers has the image of the bodybuilder in its logo. It's unclear if the clubs are related or not.

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