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Best Lesbian Bar

Coconuts Café

311 W. Madison St., 383-6064

Posted 9/18/1996

There’s a certain beauty to the idea of a former cop hangout, Kavanaugh’s, being reincarnated as a lesbian bar. Although some of the women who frequent Coconuts look as though they might have a uniform fetish—not necessarily a bad thing—there is a refreshing diversity to the Coconuts crowd. The drinks are cheap, the bartenders are cute, and the women tend to be fairly sassy. These are women out to par-tay. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. and it serves surprisingly good bar food. The only quibble we may have is the uneven, somewhat lackluster quality of the music being played. We always assumed a DJ meant someone mixing vinyl, not turning on a CD player. And yes, men do pass through Coconuts’ doors and are welcomed.

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Other Awards for Best Lesbian Bar:

Sappho's, 9/16/2009

Sappho's, 9/17/2008

Port in a Storm, 9/19/2007

Gallagher's Bar and Grill, 9/20/2006

Gallagher’s Bar and Grill, 9/21/2005

Gallagher's Bar and Grill, 9/22/2004

Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon, 9/17/2003

Gallagher's Bar and Grill, 9/18/2002

The Hippo for Ladies Tea, 9/19/2001

Gallagher's Bar and Grill, 9/13/2000

Coconuts Café, 9/15/1999

All Awards for Coconuts Café:

Best Lesbian Bar, 9/15/1999

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