Ginger’s, like every bar, closed its doors when the pandemic first rolled into New York City, but for more than a year, word on the street was that it would never see the light of day again. Then, just as locals prepared to enter the final stage of grief, the spot clawed its way back onto the scene, preventing the borough’s last lesbian bar (at the time) from going under. With an enthusiastic new business partner, Ginger’s reopened in late 2021, since reinstating its rightful place as the LGBTQ+ community hub of South Brooklyn, with its signature Irish influence, incredible outdoor space, and events like queeraoke, dyke drag shows, poetry nights, and crafting parties.
Part of New York City’s Lesbian Bar Project is Park Slope’s laidback neighborhood LGBTQIA hangout spot, Ginger’s. Boasting a competitive pool scene, it’s sure to spark flirty competition. While jukebox tunes set the mood, sip draft beers and mixed drinks while rearing up for your next match or take it easy on the backyard patio.
This classic dive is the only remaining lesbian bar in Brooklyn and patrons can expect a vibe that feels like a relaxed lesbian frat party (but in a good way!). Make sure to bring cash before you head over for a round of billiards and booze-fueled deep conversation in the backyard. After being around since the turn of the century, Ginger’s closed for an anxiety provoking amount of time during the pandemic but now that they’re back and better than ever, be sure to show them some love and pay them a visit.