Cherry (1114 Howell St- Downtown) – Held at Re Bar once a month.Cherry is the place to be in Seattle if you’re young, lesbian or bisexual, and hip.Wednesdays and Thursdays rotate between a number of events, which have included Open Mic, Seattle Spit (queer poetry/spoken word), Burlesque, and Karaoke.Fridays and Saturdays usually feature a DJ and are sometimes themed dance parties and are guaranteed to be an ass-shaking good time.Despite their obvious towards young, gay males, they do have a few lesbian bar tenders and I’ve never felt unwelcome here.A word to the wise though — this bar tends to attract bachelorette parties, so if you’re not willing to deal with annoying straight girls trying to kiss you to mark off a bullet on their scavenger hunt, avoid this place during wedding season. Neighbours (1509 Broadway- Capitol Hill) – Similar to R Place, but more house music, less gay women, and a little bit sketchier crowd.Tuesdays are Taco Tuesdays, which tend to get crowded.Cheap Mexican beer and tacos abound, and there’s usually a DJ who’s keeping the crowd energetic.
One cool thing about Neighbours is that it stays open until 4am for dancing, and after 2am (when the liquor goes away) it opens to the 18 crowd.
Jabu’s is located in lower Queen Anne, a quick two block walk from the Space Needle and Key Arena (home of the Seattle Storm WNBA team).
Jabu’s is super friendly and has a great selection of local beers and tasty food.
This isn’t even counting the dedicated lesbian parties Seattle hosts on a monthly basis, such as Cherry, Lick, Girl 4 Girl, Hotflash/Inferno, and Chocolate Kisses.
Here’s a quick rundown of each of the major players in the scene: The Wildrose (1011 E Pike St- Capitol Hill): This Capitol Hill lesbian staple has been around for over 20 years- serving up cold beer, good food and eye candy to the Seattle lesbian community.
Wednesday is Lesbian night with karaoke, which draws a fun and friendly crowd.