Henrietta Hudson

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80 Good

A no-nonsense, no-pretense party bar that’s been holding court and breaking molds since 1991.

438 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10014



Known For

The lowdown

The longest-running lesbian bar in the city (since 1991!) not only survives; it thrives. Longtime co-owner, activist, and local community-board member Lisa Cannistraci also keeps busy as the vice-president of Marriage Equality USA, but in 2013, she still made time to redesign the bar’s website and visuals, brought on go-go dancers, and hired a roster of dazzling resident DJs like Tikka Masala and DJ Culi, as well as frequent international talents. Now, the bar has a dynamic, eclectic calendar of nights, including Masala’s Homotown on Thursdays (old-school soul and hip-hop); Bodega 438 on Wednesdays (Latin fusion); and the new monthly Dyke Disco, hosted by DJ Andro on the second Sunday of the month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s packed.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Daily happy hour until 7 p.m.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!