The 21 lesbian bars that remain open in the US

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Over the years, the number of lesbian bars in the US has decreased to only 21. It’s hard to believe that there are so few cherished spaces for the lesbian community, but we celebrate the bar owners who work hard to keep these spots open. Luckily, a new initiative has begun, The Lesbian Bar Project, that aims to “celebrate, support, and preserve the remaining lesbian bars that exist in the US.”

#1 A League of Her Own - Washington, DC

Lively, easygoing lesbian sports bar with a dance floor & event nights.
Lively, easygoing lesbian sports bar with a dance floor & event nights.

#2 Alibi's - Oklahoma City, OK

Alibis is OKC's most diverse neighborhood bar where everyone is welcome! They offer special's, fishbowls and so much more.
Alibis is OKC's most diverse neighborhood bar where everyone is welcome! They offer special's, fishbowls and so much more.

#3 Babes of Carytown - Richmond, VA

Upbeat LGBTQ bar with Southern pub fare & a patio, plus drag shows, karaoke & line dancing.
Upbeat LGBTQ bar with Southern pub fare & a patio, plus drag shows, karaoke & line dancing.

#4 Blush & Blu - Denver, CO

Relaxed LGBTQ bar offering shots, coffee & cocktails in a relaxed space with theme nights.
Relaxed LGBTQ bar offering shots, coffee & cocktails in a relaxed space with theme nights.

#5 Boycott Bar - Pheonix, AZ

Classic bar drinks with themed events & drag shows in a dimly lit space with disco lights & DJs.
Classic bar drinks with themed events & drag shows in a dimly lit space with disco lights & DJs.

#6 Cubbyhole - Manhattan, NY

Longtime lesbian & gay Village local has jukebox, free popcorn, drink specials & colorful decor.
Longtime lesbian & gay Village local has jukebox, free popcorn, drink specials & colorful decor.

#7 Frankie’s - Oklahoma City, OK

A local bar with darts, drag shows, and live music shows. A fun place to hang with friends and meet new ones.
A local bar with darts, drag shows, and live music shows. A fun place to hang with friends and meet new ones.

#8 Ginger’s - Brooklyn, NY

Casual lesbian bar with a neighborly feel thanks to happy hours, a pool table & an outdoor patio.
Casual lesbian bar with a neighborly feel thanks to happy hours, a pool table & an outdoor patio.

#9 Gossip Grill - San Diego, CA

LGBT-friendly bar serves quirky cocktails & American comfort food amid female-inspired decor.
LGBT-friendly bar serves quirky cocktails & American comfort food amid female-inspired decor.

#10 Henrietta Husdon - Manhattan, NY

A long-running lesbian hangout for drinks, shooting pool & dancing, especially on weekends.
A long-running lesbian hangout for drinks, shooting pool & dancing, especially on weekends.

#11 Herz - Mobile, AL

They are pleased to serve our entire LGBTQ+ community. They are proudly all-inclusive with an emphasis on our Lesbian community. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you are welcome at Herz.
They are pleased to serve our entire LGBTQ+ community. They are proudly all-inclusive with an emphasis on our Lesbian community. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you are welcome at Herz.

#12 My Sister’s Room (MSR) - Atlanta, GA

Lesbian nightspot in a 2-story setting featuring local beer, dancing, live shows & a pub menu.
Lesbian nightspot in a 2-story setting featuring local beer, dancing, live shows & a pub menu.

#13 Pearl Bar - Houston, TX

Rustic, industrial haunt offering craft cocktails, live music & DJs, plus a patio with games & TVs.
Rustic, industrial haunt offering craft cocktails, live music & DJs, plus a patio with games & TVs.

#14 Slammers - Columbus, OH

Easygoing parlor offering thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches & salads, plus billiards & live music.
Easygoing parlor offering thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches & salads, plus billiards & live music.

#15 Sue Ellen’s - Dallas, TX

Bi-level lesbian nightclub with a dance floor, live bands & a lounge plus 4 patios & a game room.
Bi-level lesbian nightclub with a dance floor, live bands & a lounge plus 4 patios & a game room.

#16 The Back Door - Bloomington, IN

Festive, quirky, gay-friendly nightclub with drag & burlesque shows, plus DJ dance nights.
Festive, quirky, gay-friendly nightclub with drag & burlesque shows, plus DJ dance nights.

#17 The Lipstick Lounge - Nashville, TN

Gay-friendly, all-are-welcome bar with karaoke, trivia & dancing plus pub grub in a bright setting.
Gay-friendly, all-are-welcome bar with karaoke, trivia & dancing plus pub grub in a bright setting.

#18 Walker’s Pint - Milwaukee, WI

The oldest Lesbian bar in the city has operated out of a vintage tavern building for over 17 years. Unmistakably Milwaukee place is conversational and easy going. Excellent beer selection and numerous specials. Outdoor beer garden was one of the first in Walkers Point, if not Milwaukee. A bonus bar operates in the back during seasonal weather. Pool table has its own room. The fine wooden cues are the straightest things in the place.
The oldest Lesbian bar in the city has operated out of a vintage tavern building for over 17 years. Unmistakably Milwaukee place is conversational and easy going. Excellent beer selection and numerous specials. Outdoor beer garden was one of the first in Walkers Point, if not Milwaukee. A bonus bar operates in the back during seasonal weather. Pool table has its own room. The fine wooden cues are the straightest things in the place.

#19 Wildrose - Seattle, WA

One of the oldest lesbian bars on the West Coast, offering DJs, karaoke & seasonal outdoor seating.
One of the oldest lesbian bars on the West Coast, offering DJs, karaoke & seasonal outdoor seating.

#20 Wildside West - San Fransico, CA

Longtime lesbian bar since 1962 offering art-covered walls, a pool table, a big TV & a back garden.
Longtime lesbian bar since 1962 offering art-covered walls, a pool table, a big TV & a back garden.

#21 Yellow Brick Road Pub - Tulsa, OK

A friendly neighborhood pub that welcomes the LBGT community.
A friendly neighborhood pub that welcomes the LBGT community.

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