September 16, 2020
The LGBTQ+ liberation movement has come far around the world. but it can still be pretty tough to find spaces and events where you can be completely yourself as a lesbian. Even if there are night clubs around your area, it is difficult to choose a place that suits you and your tribe well.
At the end of the day, one should feel safe and enjoy a night out.
There are night clubs and places that cater specifically to the queer woman. It’s also an opportunity to find the right set of women around you and grove to the beats together with your girls.
While most people think of Manchester or Brighton when it comes to a lesbian scene, the capital is up there with the two heavyweights with its long list of pubs, clubs, and bars catering directly to gay women. From raving clubs to sophisticated bars and casual, friendly pubs, read our recommended list of the best lesbian bar around the World.
Here are a few nights clubs to visit the next time you visit the Uk:
1. The Apple Tree:
The Apple Tree is an independent, non-conformist pub that welcomes LGBT+ and with a vegan-led menu, it encourages diversity among Londoners! Located near Farringdon, it’s one of its kind in the heart of London.
They shake up delicious, fresh cocktails with home-made infusions and cordials, inspired by the current season, and including vegan and alcohol-free options.
The Apple Tree is also an event venue and community hub. They stand out by hosting exciting workshops and events such as body-positive life drawing, immersive theatre performances, open mics, cabarets, and monthly queer clothes swaps.
2. Le So- What in Pairs!:
The anthesis of Rosa Bonheur, Le So-What! is the place you arrive late and stay even later. Open just three nights a week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), this lesbian bar opens its doors at 11 pm and keeps them open until 5 am.
The BBZ is one of London’s queer night scene right now. With the aim of creating empowering and safe spaces for queer female-identifying, trans, and non-binary people of color.
Co-founders Naeem Davis and Tia Simon-Campbell bring together an awesome mix of sound, art, and film.
4.La Mutinerie in Paris:
If there’s one lesbian institute that deserves support from all of us its La Mutinerie. Space was originally created by and for Paris’ lesbian, transgender and queer community in an attempt to provide a safe space for recreation and creativity.
Started as a chilled-out space to hang out with friends on a Monday night to becoming a Friday night event you have to be at.
The club is located in the hottest spot in the queer scene. Described as “the lesbian mecca of the north”, Vanilla is open seven days a week until late it has everything you could want from a good night out. Situated in the heart of Canal Street you can’t miss it.
Vanilla is open every night and extra late at the weekends.
6.Bar Buka, Amsterdam:
he newest lesbian bar in town where you will find all types and ages of women. Bar Buka is located in the Pijp Amsterdam and you can expect a relaxed and welcoming vibe. Sip your favorite drink or ask the bartenders to make their signature cocktail.
LICK has become a household name on the London queer scene and despite only being three years old. Teddy Edwardes, the founder has just opened the Lick night club in Vauxhall.
With three nights a week dedicated to queer non-binary and female-identifying people. The importance of opening up the queer scene and increasing the representation of trans, non-binary, and queer people of color.
Freedom is a fun-time and fabulous cocktail bar and night club that has a big personality and is all about having fun!
The relaxed and sociable atmosphere, trendy vibe, and great drinks selection. Freedom a fun and non-pretentious choice for any Soho frequenter.
The downstairs area is used for everything from cabaret and club nights to salsa evenings. The upstairs area is a beautifully designed cocktail bar.
Situated on Old Compton Street in the heart of vibrant Soho is She, a stylish and luxury venue designed exclusively for lesbians.
The unique retreat comes kitted out with a chic interior, and guests can perch themselves at one of the venue’s collections of comfy seats.
London’s bar specifically created for lesbians is a real winner, and is perfect for letting your hair down with a few after-work drinks or heading over in search of meeting some interesting new people from across the capital!
Saarein is a traditional brown café found in the picturesque Jordaan area of the city. It became one of the best-loved Amsterdam lesbian bars in 1978 when a consortium of ten women bought the bar from its then owners.
11. Little Ku, Leicester:
Tuesday nights at Ku Bar is the weekly lesbian night Ruby Tuesdays and has proved a successful and popular night amongst the lesbian community.
An award-winning team awaits to serve you great selections of premium spirits, wines, and champagnes – with daily offers available as well as seasonal drinks.
Whether you’re looking for an alternative to your usual haunt or a new community all together these seven nights are not only super empowering spaces for queer women and non-binary people, they’re also a hell of a lot of fun.
We have listed out lesbian bars for all the FSOG readers to visit the next time you are in Europe.