The 17 Most Popular Lesbian Bars In The U.S. (Yes, They Exist)

Why let everyone else have all the fun? According to data collected by Foursquare, these are the most popular lady bars in the country.

Ever wonder where a girl can get a drink around here? Us too.


Results were collected by the folks over at Foursquare, exclusively for BuzzFeed. Each bar was determined by number of check-ins for 2013 – excluding any establishments were the men outnumbered the ladies – and overall ratings.


Tucked into the West Village, go for the $2 margaritas on Tuesdays and stay for the jukebox music.

Opened: 1994
Summed up in one sentence: If a dive bar can be charming, this is one charming dive.

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Co-owned by former America’s Next Top Model contestant Kim Stolz, so that must be where all the beautiful people come from.

Opened: 2012 (Currently closed while they move to a new location!)
Summed up in a sentence: Beautiful people listening to beautiful music in a beautiful atmosphere.

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Owner Nancy Novak sadly retired this year and the bar has since closed its doors, but the memory of Novak’s lives on.

Opened: 1996
Summed up in a sentence: Novak’s welcomes absolutely everyone, but this place is clearly made by ladies for ladies.

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4. Rumors Nightclub

This dance club welcomes both men and women equally, and everyone can get behind the foam parties.

Opened: 2009
Summed up in a sentence: If you didn’t come to dance, the exit is that way. *points to exit*

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We have no clue what “Fish Frenzy Fridays” entail, but we’re interested in finding out.

Opened: 2009
Summed up in a sentence: The bar plays nice with boys too. That’s why Gossip Grill gave them their very own night.

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Two words: Taco Tuesdays (Warning: They love wordplay).

Opened: 1984
Summed up in one sentence: For their 2013 Pride celebration, they had a beach club called “Bush Gardens”.

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“Flannel Friday” is a reality here.

Opened: 1970 (Making it the oldest running lesbian bar in the country).
Summed up in one sentence: Because some nights you want to shoot pool, but also really want to watch some mud wrestling.

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This bar has several different rooms and vibes to choose from because apparently everything is bigger in Texas.

Opened: 1989
Summed up in a sentence: Two different floors for double the fun

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9. The Norm, FL

Poker twice a week, so at least you have a chance for your drinks to be free.

Opened: 2000
Summed up in a sentence: When you’re here, you’re family – not to be confused with Olive Garden.

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This place is open, quite literally, 365 days a year.

Opened: 2008
Summed up in a sentence:: “Always A Party, Never A Cover.”

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You had me at “Bar & Girl.”

Opened: 1991
Summed up in a sentence: “For girls who like girls, for girls who want to kick back, there’s Henrietta Hudson.”

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Go for the karaoke, which happens every night.

Opened: Early 2013
Summed up in a sentence: Holy strobelights, I think I’m blind.

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Daily specials on Tequila shots? I believe that’s reason enough to go.

Opened: 2000
Summed up in a sentence: Go for the cheap drinks, stay for the back patio.

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Not sure which is greater, the “two-for-onsie” night or the BLT bloody mary.

Opened: 2002
Summed up in one sentence: When four lesbians with zero restaurant experience decide to open a bar, really great things happen.

Check it out here.


If you’ve considered a career in competitive flip-cup, this would be a good place to start your career.

Opened: 2009
Summed up in a sentence: Here you will find “the girls your mother warned you about.”

Check it out here.


The Hut has been open for more than 30 years, so they must be doing something right.

Opened: 1980
Summed up in a sentence: The “everybody knows your name” lesbian bar of Milwaukee which happens to have the strangest name.

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Trivia Tuesdays, Kareoke Wednesdays, and football 24/7.

Opened: 2011
Summed up in a sentence: You can see Bank of America Stadium in the background people, so if you’re not a fan – at least pick out a favorite team.

Check it out here.

Ladies, where are you going this weekend?

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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