For 25 years, the lesbian-owned and operated Henrietta Hudson has been a West Village staple, slinging drinks for a large and eclectic crowd. Come early for the half-priced Happy Hour drinks (4 to 7pm), and come often, because every weeknight has a different theme. If your jams aren’t playing when you arrive, they very well might be by the next night—the weekly parties include Latin-music inspired Bodega Wednesdays, dance-heavy Turnt Up Fridays, live rock music on Sundays and, if those options aren’t doing it for you, there’s karaoke where you can sing your favorites on Tuesdays.
New York’s offerings of LGBT club nights and parties are nothing short of spectacular, but in recent years the city has seen a shortage of lesbian bars. (NYC gay bars are a different story.) For women looking to have a date night or just hang with the community, here are excellent bars, along with regularly occurring events, where you can grab a few beers, shoot some pool and dance the night away.
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