“oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country”, Phase 1, still “Temporarily Closed”

525 8th Street, SE

From Phase 1’s website:


Since 1970 we’ve had our doors at 525 8th St. SE, Washington D.C.open to women. We are the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country. At Phase 1 we have something for everyone whether you want to come and dance the night away to the latest hip-hop, see a drag king show, listen to queer indie/punk, see some Jello wrestling, or just shoot pool, we have your fix. With reasonable drink prices, a friendly staff, and a convenient location just steps to the Eastern Market Metro we have what you’re looking for.”


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  • What’s up with the secrecy here? I hope it’s temporary, but this is not looking good. BRow has become a different place, and like it or not, things change.

  • Linc Park SE

    I’d love to see new ownership, dispensing with the automatic $5 cover, cash only bar, a decor from somewhere in the last decade, windows, and better use of the entire building space/yard. Talk about potential. It’s a lite irratating they sit on their laurels as “longest etc etc

  • Not enough fire exits, maybe?

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