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Best Lesbian Bar

Getting to know each other at Cattyshack.  
  • Cattyshack

    249 Fourth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-230-5740

    This two-story playland owned by Meow Mix’s Brooke Webster has given New York’s moribund dyke nightlife a much-needed shot in the arm. The weekend parties, which feature thong-clad girls writhing on stripper poles, are hip enough to pull in a mix of faux-hawks, bridge-and-tunnel singles, celesbians, and even a spattering of boys. The huge roof deck—there’s a line in summer—divey downstairs dance floor, and multiroomed second-story lounge let girls hook up, get down, and see and be seen, all under one roof.

From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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