Linda McAllister arrived in Washington expecting to find a plethora of lesbian bars, but instead encountered a rather barren nightlife scene. She opened Lace in late 2008, as a restaurant and lounge. The clientele is mostly (not entirely) African-American, and if your brother is straight, he’s welcome too. Decor is unmistakeably feminine, though.
2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
|Cross street:||South Dakota Avenue|
|Opening hours:||11am–midnight Mon–Thur; 11am–3am Fri; 4pm–3am Sat|
|Transport:||Rhode Island Avenue Metro then 83, 84, 86 bus|