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Female-owned bars?

jmary_a Sep 17, 2012 02:09 PM

Anyone know of bars that are run by women? Especially women-owned bars with good happy hours?

Downtown Manhattan preferred but not necessary.

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    kathryn Sep 17, 2012 02:48 PM

    Pegu Club, Flatiron Lounge, Clover Club, Lani Kai, Raines Law Room, and Lanterns Keep are all owned/run by women. Audrey Saunders, Julie Reiner, and Meaghan Dorman, respectively. Look also into LUPEC NYC and Speed Rack produced by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero. You can find Ivy behind the bar at Lani Kai & Clover Club.


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    1. re: kathryn
      loratliff Sep 17, 2012 05:31 PM

      Meaghan isn't really at Lanterns Keep too often anymore, I believe—Theo Lieberman is mostly at the helm now. (He's awesome, but decidedly not a woman. ;)

      1. re: kathryn
        jmary_a Sep 18, 2012 07:31 AM

        thank you!

        1. re: kathryn
          crsin Sep 18, 2012 06:04 PM

          Just to clarify: Lani Kai, unfortunately, is closing. However, it sounds like it's turning into a lesbian bar owned by women...


        2. chompchomp Sep 17, 2012 03:32 PM

          Heathers in the East Village.

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          1. re: chompchomp
            kurtt Sep 18, 2012 04:35 PM

            Heathers has changed ownership.

          2. sgordon Sep 18, 2012 08:27 AM

            For something less fancy, we have a number of unpretentious, relaxed lesbian bars: Cubbyhole, Henrietta Hudson, Ginger's, etc... (Why do I know where the great lesbian bars are? One of the great mysteries of my life...)

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            1. re: sgordon
              ttoommyy Sep 18, 2012 12:29 PM

              Because they are, as you said, "unpretentious, relaxed." Lesbian or not, that is my kind of bar.

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              Simon Sep 18, 2012 10:34 AM

              The Immigrant on e.9th St

              1. Wilfrid Sep 19, 2012 09:27 PM

                Lucy's, Avenue A.

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