Lesbian bars were once ubiquitous in the United States, with each major city playing host to several. Their numbers have been dwindling, however, partly because the lesbian community has spread out, and partly because it’s hard to target a business at less than 5% of the population. The ones that remain have to be more inviting of straight and male patrons in order to stay afloat, but at their hearts, they are still a stronghold for the queer girl community.
Here is a tribute to the top ten lesbian bar holdouts in the US. May they stay open for years to come.