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281 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014 40.737569 -74.003817
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-9041 Send to Phone

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Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Sat, 4pm-7pm; half priced wine, well drinks and beer
Tue, 4pm-1am; $2 margaritas
Sun, 2pm-7pm; $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas and $4 drink specials
Mon-Wed, 10pm-1am; $4 pickle backs and beetle backs

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Since it opened in 1994, it’s garnered a reputation as not just a great lesbian bar but also a cool neighborhood bar. The first thing you’ll notice is the inordinate amount of stuff hanging like stalactites from the ceiling. A huge collection of Chinese lanterns, model airplanes, and polka-dotted fish has been amassed over the years, and though it’s completely over-the-top, it somehow works. Inside, you’ll see a mix of (mostly) women and men—gay and straight—sipping beers and vodka cocktails and singing along to “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” on the jukebox. So, lesbian or not, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself freaking out with excitement when your song finally rolls into rotation on the jukebox.

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