Over the past few decades, countless openings, promising re-openings, and disappointing closings have taught us to expect the unexpected. Is it such a bad thing though? Though that is the ideal, of course not every place in the politically polarizing climate of DC is considered safe for queer people. Like any artist community, it's full of joy and pain and tension and excitement. Being able to work with performers of all stripes, to hear their ideas and see them come to life, has been exhilarating. Despite the rainbow extending to more spaces throughout the District, gay bars will always be the most well-lit beacons for the DC queer community to let their literal hair down, perhaps for the first time ever.
After decade of decline, 2 lesbian bars open in Washington
The Best Gay and Lesbian Bars in D.C. | DCist
Despite the name, most attendants who go there would rather dance than watch a sports game. If you want to have a few drinks with your friends and have actual conversations, stay on the first floor. They also have a calendar of events ranging from drag bingo to trivia night. Mon-Thu: 5 p. Friday: 3 p. Saturday: 11 a.
Be Queer Right Here at DC’s Best LGBTQ Bars and Parties
Over the last decade, lesbian bars across the U. But this summer, two bars for lesbian, queer, and bisexual women opened in Washington, D. There's a separate bar for men, according to owner David Perruzza.
This guide is written by Molly Stratton, an Autostraddle community member! The Queer Girl City Guides are compiled and written by volunteer community members who are excited to share their favorite places and experiences with you. They cannot be independently verified by Autostraddle.