Phase 1

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Ladies who dance, drink and game
Phase 1 is a lesbian bar that offers various events, including Karaoke. One of the oldest lesbian bars in the country. Cash only. Guys: you'll need to be escorted by a lady.


    • fresh960
      fresh960 8 months ago
      Loves it

      NOW I am a man. I travel with men and women. My girl friends were pre-occupied and kept busy all the way to 3am. Something made them happy. I was doing thing elsewhere. It appears to be a good place for women- they talked about it for days.

    • JasmineA
      JasmineA 8 months ago
      Loves it

      Phase 1 Has reopened
      Phase 1 is the longest running and operating lesbian bar in the country. Established in 1970, Phase will be celebrating 45 years of serving women in DC

    • Rosewawa
      Rosewawa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Time
      People were very friendly and open. I was in town for the weekend and went there by myself. Met some really cool people and hung out with a couple different groups that night. Top 40 type of club music, which I love to dance to, so that was great :) Gave it 4 stars because it's cash only for drinks, no starting tabs but they do have an ATM inside.

    • bellissima9508
      bellissima9508 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      There's no place like home
      if you're looking for that comfy spot to call your refuge, leave it to Phase. This bar is fun-packed and every staff member is simply amazeballz. Don't believe me? Check it out and see for yourself!


    • traciii
      traciii Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Luv it
      Luv the King shows, Gurly shows, and Phase's divey charm.

    • ahall32
      ahall32 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A great bar with a nice, young crowd
      I visited on a vacation and the place wasn't packed but everyone in the bar was easy going. It is a cool bar with a great vibe. A good place for girls to go.

    • melindaga
      melindaga Over a year ago
      Loves it

      awesome crowd
      Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff.

    • The oldest lesbian bar in nation
      Great music acts great people and good drag shows

      POODLEFEM Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I came out here in the 80's, Alan and Chris have always made it a safe and inexpensive Lesbian hangout. Lesbians of all ages are made welcome. It is especially nice now that bars are all non-smoking in DC. There is security and a place out front for the smokers. They charge a nominal cover fee that you can get back in discounted drinks. Thanks A & C for all the years you've supported the Lesbian community with your little place.

    • Devlin_DC1957
      Devlin_DC1957 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Too Butch For Me, and I'm a guy!
      But if you are into that scene it really is great. Lots of women at the weekends, some dyke drama, but that goes with the territory. I'd recommend it to ANY lesbian visiting DC. Can't go wrong. Very close to Eastern Market Metro stop.