METROPOLITAN 559 LORIMER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY HOSTED GIRL’S NIGHTS ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 2002-2015 (METROPOLITAN, PICTURED) “Walk past the low-ceilinged bar, the jukebox and the pool table. Keep going, beyond the stage where ‘Queeraoke’ erupts every Tuesday, and right out the back door. Feel the sunshine on your face and inhale the relatively fresh air (this is New York, after all) that makes Metropolitan the most popular gay hangout in Brooklyn on summer Sunday afternoons.For the past nine years, casual backyard cookouts every Sunday from Memorial Day to the end of September (this year, to early October) have drawn local and farther-flung devotees to this small oasis, at 559 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, a few steps from the L and G trains at Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue. Here, buying a $2 Bud will get you a ticket for a free burger (or a veggie version), potato salad and a relaxed evening that is the antithesis of the high-priced, high-strung New York gay life celebrated on the reality show ‘The A List.’ ‘It reminds me of places I would go in Berkeley or San Francisco,’ Damon L. Jacobs, a marriage and family therapist, said at one recent gathering. ‘More homey, cozy fun than the pristine, plastic scenes one might get in Manhattan.’ While women may be in the minority at Metropolitan, they are by no means unwelcome — lesbian or straight. The bar creates special events for its various constituencies, said Troy Carson, the owner and manager of Metropolitan and Sugarland, another bar in Williamsburg. Ms. Carlson frequently attends Girls, Girls, Girls, Metropolitan’s Wednesday night lesbian party, whose patrons she described as ‘gays, whatevers, lesbians, everybody.’ The bar also hosts craft-making workshops on Saturday afternoons and twice-monthly comedy nights.” (Hugh Ryan, The New York Times, 2011) 

METROPOLITAN 559 LORIMER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY HOSTED GIRL’S NIGHTS ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 2002-2015 (METROPOLITAN, PICTURED) “Walk past the low-ceilinged bar, the jukebox and the pool table. Keep going, beyond the stage where ‘Queeraoke’ erupts every Tuesday, and right out the back door. Feel the sunshine on your face and inhale the relatively fresh air (this is New York, after all) that makes Metropolitan the most popular gay hangout in Brooklyn on summer Sunday afternoons.For the past nine years, casual backyard cookouts every Sunday from Memorial Day to the end of September (this year, to early October) have drawn local and farther-flung devotees to this small oasis, at 559 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, a few steps from the L and G trains at Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue. Here, buying a $2 Bud will get you a ticket for a free burger (or a veggie version), potato salad and a relaxed evening that is the antithesis of the high-priced, high-strung New York gay life celebrated on the reality show ‘The A List.’ ‘It reminds me of places I would go in Berkeley or San Francisco,’ Damon L. Jacobs, a marriage and family therapist, said at one recent gathering. ‘More homey, cozy fun than the pristine, plastic scenes one might get in Manhattan.’ While women may be in the minority at Metropolitan, they are by no means unwelcome — lesbian or straight. The bar creates special events for its various constituencies, said Troy Carson, the owner and manager of Metropolitan and Sugarland, another bar in Williamsburg. Ms. Carlson frequently attends Girls, Girls, Girls, Metropolitan’s Wednesday night lesbian party, whose patrons she described as ‘gays, whatevers, lesbians, everybody.’ The bar also hosts craft-making workshops on Saturday afternoons and twice-monthly comedy nights.” (Hugh Ryan, The New York Times, 2011)