HOT RABBIT AT THE MONSTER 80 GROVE STREET, NEW YORK, NY HOSTED HOT RABBIT FROM 2014-2016 (THE MONSTER, PICTURED) “RIP the lesbian bar; it is, for previous intents and former purposes, all but extinct. The last two decades have seen steady shuttering of dedicated watering holes for ladies to meet ladies around New York, with only a few stalwarts (Cubbyhole, Henrietta Hudson, Ginger's) still standing. Nothing epitomized this trend more than when the Dalloway, one of the most prominent and promising openings in recent years, closed its doors in October 2013 after less than a year of operation. With fewer brick-and-mortar establishments, the scene has shifted to less exclusive, less permanent dance parties at pansexual bars like Bizarre, One Last Shag, and the Rusty Knot. (Who needs labels — or walls — anyway?) The most reliably raucous of these is Hot Rabbit, a gynocentric LGBTQ dance party held on Fridays at the Monster. At press time, the bunny crowd had advertised that a similar Saturday-night to-do would be starting up at Radio Bushwick in Brooklyn.” (The Village Voice, 2014) “The Nightclub named after a carved wooden sea serpent from a Coney Island carousel became a bona fide hit from the get go. With its fine-dining experience & classic Disco it became legendary hosting many celecrities from the political & film world. In the past 3 decades there have been 3 awesome locations. The most famous location premiered in '71 as the flagship or original Fire Island Monster. The 70's and 80's were heady times in the Key West Monster-which was equally famous with many of the 'Studio 54' crowd snowbirds flying down to disco the nights away. Originally called El Chico in the 30's & 40's, this hot spot was a Supper Club showcasing flamenco floor shows held in the downstairs & hosted celebrities like Ingrid Bergman, Tony Bennett and Jose Greco. From the 60's movie The Apartment, Jack Lemmon says to Shirley McClaine, ‘I know a place in the Village, we can dance, where they have great music called EL CHICO.’” (Monsterbarnyc.com)

HOT RABBIT AT THE MONSTER 80 GROVE STREET, NEW YORK, NY HOSTED HOT RABBIT FROM 2014-2016 (THE MONSTER, PICTURED) “RIP the lesbian bar; it is, for previous intents and former purposes, all but extinct. The last two decades have seen steady shuttering of dedicated watering holes for ladies to meet ladies around New York, with only a few stalwarts (Cubbyhole, Henrietta Hudson, Ginger's) still standing. Nothing epitomized this trend more than when the Dalloway, one of the most prominent and promising openings in recent years, closed its doors in October 2013 after less than a year of operation. With fewer brick-and-mortar establishments, the scene has shifted to less exclusive, less permanent dance parties at pansexual bars like Bizarre, One Last Shag, and the Rusty Knot. (Who needs labels — or walls — anyway?) The most reliably raucous of these is Hot Rabbit, a gynocentric LGBTQ dance party held on Fridays at the Monster. At press time, the bunny crowd had advertised that a similar Saturday-night to-do would be starting up at Radio Bushwick in Brooklyn.” (The Village Voice, 2014) “The Nightclub named after a carved wooden sea serpent from a Coney Island carousel became a bona fide hit from the get go. With its fine-dining experience & classic Disco it became legendary hosting many celecrities from the political & film world. In the past 3 decades there have been 3 awesome locations. The most famous location premiered in '71 as the flagship or original Fire Island Monster. The 70's and 80's were heady times in the Key West Monster-which was equally famous with many of the 'Studio 54' crowd snowbirds flying down to disco the nights away. Originally called El Chico in the 30's & 40's, this hot spot was a Supper Club showcasing flamenco floor shows held in the downstairs & hosted celebrities like Ingrid Bergman, Tony Bennett and Jose Greco. From the 60's movie The Apartment, Jack Lemmon says to Shirley McClaine, ‘I know a place in the Village, we can dance, where they have great music called EL CHICO.’” (Monsterbarnyc.com)