Earlier this year, a Facebook group formed called Lesbian Pop Up Bar // Milwaukee. The page serves as a way to unify the local lesbian community by hosting monthly events at different venues.
"We will be rotating bars monthly throughout Southeast Wisconsin where lesbians can meet up and be ourselves," reads the copy on the page.
The next event, which is the third for this group, takes place Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. at the Hi Hat Lounge, 1701 N. Arlington Pl. The group rented out the entire second floor.
A few years ago, OnMilwaukee reported on the lack of lesbian bars that are still open. The Lex in San Francisco shut down in 2015 after 18 years of business. In 2013, West Hollywood – where almost half of the residents are lesbians – shuttered its last women's bar, The Palms, after 43 years.
Milwaukee’s Walker’s Pint is believed to be one of the last women’s bars in the country. (Why is this? Read more here.)
"Lesbians can go pretty much anywhere from Bay View to the East Side now and be comfortable," says Walker's Pint bartender, Lex Stath. "It's great for humanity, but not so great for lesbian bars."
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