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While it's true that quite a few lesbian nightlife institutions have shuttered in last decade - i.e. The Palms in West Hollywood, The Lex in San Francisco, Phase 1 in DC, Rubyfruit Jungle in New Orleans - it's fair to say that there are also quite a few that continue to hold their ground on the lesbian bar scene, both in dedicated or at least lesbian-popular brick and mortar spaces (listed here) or through weekly and monthly parties held at ladies night venues across cities (listed elsewhere). Even in compiling this list, we thought about breaking it down by region so as not to overwhelm you, dear reader, but here they are in all their glory. Long live the lesbian bar!

Cubbyhole Bar

Cubbyhole Bar

New York City, United States

Cheap beer on draft, upbeat bartenders, and a somewhat goofy décor--Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and lots of vinyl--Cubbyhole is one of the few remaining lesbian-only...
  • For Women
  • 4.9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 6
Henrietta Hudson

Henrietta Hudson

New York City, United States

A favorite lesbian haunt since 1991, Henrietta Hudson is still serving up reasonably-priced cocktails poured by cute, flirty bartenders.  The jukebox has a...
  • For Women
  • 3.8
  • 4
  • 6
  • 5
3W Kafe

3W Kafe

Paris, France

A cool Parisian bar with DJs and a small dance floor in the basement, 3W Kafe stands for Women With Women. Men are welcome if they come with a woman.
  • For Women
  • 4
  • 2
La Mutinerie

La Mutinerie

Paris, France

Formerly the Unity Bar, La Mutinerie is part neighborhood bar, part library, part screening room, part billiard hall with some yoga and self-defense courses...
  • For Women
  • 4.7
  • 2
G Spot

G Spot

Fort Lauderdale, United States

"If you're here, you've found it" is the motto of G Spot, a bar for girls who like girls. By day, it's a sports bar. Evenings, it morphs into a full-fledged...
  • For Women
  • 4.7
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
Aire Sala Diana

Aire Sala Diana

Barcelona, Spain

Aire Sala Diana, part of the Arena Group, was designed for the lesbian community and remains one of the best lesbian clubs in town. It mixes Latin, mainstream and...
  • For Women
  • 3.8
  • 1
Ginger's

Ginger's

New York City, United States

Ginger's, or "the G-spot", in Park Slope has a careworn charm that makes everyone seem like a regular, while the unaffected ambiance, along with a pool table and...
  • For Women
  • 3.5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
Bum Bum Bar

Bum Bum Bar

New York City, United States

The Bum Bum Bar in Queens is full of regulars from the neighborhood-mostly Spanish-speaking-and the women who love them.  A small dance floor, 5USD cover,...
  • For Women
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
Gossip Grill

Gossip Grill

San Diego, United States

Everybody's welcome at Gossip Grill, a lesbian bar and restaurant with female bouncers and female DJs. Known for its three-finger pours, it has happy hour every...
  • For Women
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Pussy Bar

Pussy Bar

Mexico City, Mexico

Catering to a younger crowd, and many just out of the closet, Pussy Bar is the women's side of a see-to-the-other-side twin bar, with pink upholstered walls (the...
  • For Women
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
Pied Bar

Pied Bar

Provincetown, United States

Pied Bar is something of a Provincetown landmark, and has been a meeting point for the Cape Cod lesbian community since the early 1950s when it was called the Ace...
  • For Women
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
My Sister's Room

My Sister's Room

Atlanta, United States

Though it recently shed its East Atlanta Cool for more mainstream Midtown, My Sister's Room is still the go-to spot for lesbians in Atlanta. The crowd is mostly...
  • For Women
  • 3
  • 1
Las Libertinas

Las Libertinas

Ibiza, Spain

Las Libertinas, opened by two friends, is a fun and relaxed bar on Carrer Ses Passadis that was created for the ladies but welcomes men. It's known for its...
  • For Women
  • 5
  • 1
Le Bar'ouf

Le Bar'ouf

Paris, France

Le Bar'Ouf is a Lesbian-owned bar where women meet up to play billiards at all levels and games like Scrabble and cards, talk, sing, dance and generally amuse...
  • For Women
  • 3
  • 1
Beaulah Bar

Beaulah Bar

Cape Town, South Africa

Originally a Lesbian bar, Beulah now is not only where girls meet girls but boys meet boys. Beaulah - which means "beautiful" in local gay slang - is In the heart...
  • LGBTQ
La Sue BCN

La Sue BCN

Barcelona, Spain

Whether you want to chill out after a hard day on the tourist trail or heat up for a night on the town, La Sue BCN is the cozy living room bar where lesbians of...
  • For Women
SHE Soho

SHE Soho

London, England

SHE Soho is the only "women-priority" drinking establishment in London, a modernist basement bar serving up a classy but laid-back atmosphere, good cocktails, bar...
  • For Women
Pearl Bar

Pearl Bar

Houston, United States

Pearl Bar moved into the old Pearl Bar on the Washington Avenue strip in 2013, giving women who love women a place for a laid-back party in Houston....
  • For Women
  • 5
  • 1
Rogmi mini bar

Rogmi mini bar

Chaniá, Greece

The Rogmi mini bar is indeed quite small, although warm, welcoming and packed with a good time and a sometimes mixed crowd. Music is house, rock, electro swing...
  • For Women
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
Club 33

Club 33

Madrid, Spain

Start the evening at Club 33 (formerly known as Medea), the oldest lesbian club in Madrid - a good spot for a drink, meeting people and dancing until the sun...
  • For Women
La Rosa

La Rosa

Barcelona, Spain

La Rosa is a longtime favorite among lesbian bars, a good place to meet up with girls of all ages and listen to music, which varies according to the night.
  • For Women

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Jenny Block

Added 4 days ago

Don't forget Pearl Bar in Houston, Texas! http://www.pearlhouston.com/

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