The Lexington Club has been serving San Francisco’s lesbian women since 1997. It’s one of the few places that community in the city can call their own, and now they must say goodbye.
To some people, "The Lex" is more than a bar -- it's a community space, billed as "Your Friendly Neighborhood Dyke Bar."
It's been open every night, even on holidays, and never charged a cover. It hosts shows, parties, community meetings and political events. New DJs could try their hand at mixing and new bands were always welcome.
Owner Lila Thirkield says it’s been an important place for young women moving to the city.
“A lot of people are going to be losing home base,” Thirkield says, adding that the Lex has been a safe space for people to experiment and figure things out. “What somebody looks like when they roll into town and what they look like a year later is completely different."