New York City has one of the best LGBTQ scenes in the world. From the Gay Pride Parade to the nightly dance parties you can pretty much find it all in the Big Apple! And lesbian bars are no exception. Although many of the city’s famous lesbian bars have closed over the last few years, there are still plenty of great options out there. For women looking to head out on a fun date or just meet some new friends at a communal place, here are some excellent lesbian parties to look into this summer.
Cubbyhole is one of the famous old standby bars that lesbians have loved for a long time. Head to their Tuesday night party to take advantage of the fun music and $2 margaritas! It’s located in the West Village on a charming corner and upon entering you’ll be greeted with polka dot fish, Chinese paper lanterns, ornaments and more! It’s a festive place that guarantees a good time.
•281 W 12th St A
Bum-Bum Bar Dance Parties
Hop on the subway and head to Woodside, Queens to check out the Bum-Bum Bar! It’s an old-school Latin lesbian bar with a loyal following that packs in a great most nights of the week. They are known for hosting great dance parties, so grab a drink and get your butt out on the dance floor! They specialize in salsa and merengue parties.
• 63-14 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside
Head to Ginger’s on a Saturday night for a crazy party you won’t want to miss! It’s open to the full LGBTQ spectrum and you’re bound to meet some friendly faces at the bar or outside in the beautiful beer garden. Spend the day at nearby Prospect Park and then stroll over for a game of pool, to choose some songs on the jukebox and to enjoy the Happy Hour prices until 8pm. It’s a great place to find fun, dancing and even karaoke!
• 363 5th Ave, Brooklyn
Henrietta Hudson’s has been packing in the crowds for over 25 years! Every night is ladies night here at this West Village enclave and you’ll find great prices on drinks and a different theme every night. Bodega Wednesdays are fueled by Latin music and dancing, Turnt Up Fridays are perfect for anyone looking for a wild club vibe and DJ music and they even have live rock music on Sundays. If you want a chance to take the stage yourself, check out karaoke on Tuesdays!
• 438 Hudson St
The Metropolitan is Williamsburg’s most famous gay bar but Wednesday nights it turns into a party for the ladies. Bartenders will be slinging cocktails and beers all night long and you can enjoy them at the bar, while playing pool or out in the large garden on a nice night. It’s known for having a friendly crowd and great DJs that spin the hits while folks hit the dance floor!
• 559 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
New York City really heats up in the summertime and everyone is out and ready to party! Whether you like to hang at the bar and chat up the bartender, sit outside in a garden and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or sway to the tunes on the dance floor, you can find it all here! Be sure to check out one of these awesome lesbian parties this summer – you won’t want to miss out on all the fun!