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Some of the commenters on Carmen’s post said it’s not a great place to be if you don’t appear obviously gay.Basically, Phase is great, especially because of its history and Jell-O wrestling, but not an ideal locale for fans of pop music and a clubby atmosphere.The bartenders are all very nice at Nellie’s and sometimes they’ll put a napkin folded into a swan around the neck of your beer for no reason at all! Town Danceboutique (8th and V St NW) Town is the largest gay dance club in DC and is catty-corner from Nellie’s, which is often used as a staging ground before heading to dance at Town.I was also there for Halloween this year and will ask you this: where else can you go to see guys dressed as 50 Cent and a storm trooper start making out? Town charges a cover but it’s a great place to dance, if you don’t mind being surrounded by bachelorette parties and a bunch of gay boys with their shirts off. 9 — located on my favoritest block in DC — is new on the scene, and is a great option if you’re looking to get some slightly classier drinks in a more low-key setting (like maybe a first date? 9 is next door to Stoney’s Lounge, a truly excellent dive bar with good food and a very chill atmosphere. 9 is full of boys, as it often is, or you feel the need for cheap beer, try Stoney’s.The first thing you should know is that there’s heaps of gay bars for men and not so much for women.Our lack-of-dedicated-barspace is a sore subject/point of contention amongst DC lesbians.But in February Phase One Dupont opened and changed everything with its promises to be a bar, a club, a place for girls to dance, a place where we can say to our gay boy friends, “come join me at MY club, instead of me joining you at yours.” Of the opening, Carmen said it was “amazing and bewildering.” Also: “I stood in the center of a place where I used to be a visitor — a woman in a place for men — and suddenly it was my place, for people like me, for people who liked people like me…600 women in the same room is more than a dream come true and potentially the fodder of your next late-night dream. But Phase One, Dupont will also have boys’ nights, meaning that while it will be the new spot for girls, it won’t be exclusively so.
stomps feet However, I’ll say that the boy bars recognize that girls lack their own ladies nights and have made changes to make us more welcome — there are now girl bartenders at some of the Gayborhood bars, and most of the time (though not all the time), lesbians feel totally welcome at the boy bars.Had a most amazing New Year’s Day Disco Brunch at Level One at which the waiter used the phrase “dick licker” before 11am and during which I drank approximately fourteen billion bottom-less mimosas. ” and wake up the next morning feeling like you were assaulted with a frying pan. It’s more low-key, especially in the early evening when you can even play board games or bring your laptop.Also, little-known-fact: From 11pm-midnight every Friday, it’s “free vodka hour” at Cobalt. Later in the night Nellie’s hosts fun events like Drag Bingo, Smart Ass Trivia, Poker nights and Sunday Drag Brunch.Since the Phases are the only girl bars in DC, the rest of my list is made up of gay boy bars I consider lesbian-friendly, based on the highly specific algorithm of “I’ve been there on a date” or “I’ve been involved in lesbian PDA there without feeling uncomfortable.” Seems as good a rubric as any to use, right? Cobalt/30 Degrees (17th Street NW, corner of 17th and R) I’m at Cobalt all the time. And despite many stupid things I have done there, they always welcome me back with open doors.Cobalt is located in the heart of the Gayborhood and is one of the most iconic gay bars in DC and is considered “a place to be seen” with “eclectic DJs” and “electric parties.” The first floor is a restaurant called, inventively, Level One.