Location: 2041 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, USA
Opened/Closed: c. 2007-2008
Lonelyplanet is exceedingly brief and to the point. But it sure sounded promising:
Miami's only dedicated lesbian club.
Bobbi Miller has a February 2008 review at the Venere Travel blog, which fortunately (unfortunately?) has a lot more detail:
Go to Cherry Pie Nightclub in Coral Gables
One of the must see places for lesbians visiting Miami is Cherry Pie Nightclub. Set adjacent from the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Cherry Pie Nightclub is sure to please. Hosted on Friday nights from 10pm until 5am (my emphasis) you can get your party on until the sun comes up. Always full of the finest lesbians in town, Cherry Pie is always packed to capacity with young women ready to have a good time.
The club has many features to appeal to those who like to drink, those who prefer other activities to dancing, and those who rave all night. After paying $12 if you are under 21 or $8 if you are over you enter onto the upper deck looking down on the dance floor. There are 3 bars accessible to those not in the VIP so you shouldn’t have to wait forever to be served. The main bar in the middle of the floor has 2 bartenders behind it to keep the good times flowing. Beers are about $5 and mixed drinks go up from $7.
Hot go-go dancers, rock and techno music
You can head down the stairs into the throbbing masses of sweat drenched party goes or head over to shoot on one of the 2 pool tables. One of the pool tables is held in a separate room with it’s own bar and TV if the music gets to be a bit much. This club is known for having some of the hottest go-go dancers on the main stage and pumping out a blend of top 40 and techno at deafening levels. If you want to get in the mix, head down to the main floor and rock out with some of the coolest lesbians in town but be warned. The closer you get the stage the crazier those women get. If you’d like to take a break just head back up the stairs to the third bar and get a drink while you look down on the madness.
If you’re taking a trip to Miami you cannot miss Cherry Pie Nightclub. With something for everyone this is an experience one can only find in the hottest city on the east coast. Bring some friends, meet some beautiful women and have the time of your life at the hottest club for lesbians in Miami.
|at Azucar Nightclub|
Here we find out that Cherry Pie is not a "dedicated" lesbian club at all, but simply caters to lesbians for 7 whole hours out of the week. So why not just call it an event or a night? Why not admit it's just the same old nomadic scene that lesbians all over the world are told we have to settle for these days--if we're lucky enough? (And even then, all the non-lesbians will show up anyway, since it's the New Rule that lesbians can't have their own bar space, even though every other interest group in the world--Irish ale drinkers, bikers, big, hairy gay men into leather, etc.--are allowed one.)
|At Soho Lounge|
Not surprising, then, that on Facebook and at Clublezlife.com they finally got real and just started calling it "The Return of Cherry Pie" Fridays. Apparently started just this year--and at a new location, of course. That being the Azucar Nightclub.
But this was apparently a revival, as there are also
earlier references to Cherry Pie Fridays ending with a "New Event by the Ladies" at the Soho Lounge. That event being called "Pink Fridays." Not sure of the date.
Confused yet? Ah, but it gets better. There was also a Cherry Pie at Club O'Zone which dates to 2006--which was apparently EARLIER than the one on Biscayne Boulevard.
But all the shuffling and improvising has been deemed a Good Thing, ya know. In the same way you'd rather be a stateless refugee than have citizenship. Or homeless instead of a homeowner.
One more thought. Happened to be looking at an old post on a ladies restaurant from 1888, and had one of those "the more things change the more they remain the same" moments. In the advertisement, we saw the same "confusion" about whether this was "exclusively" for women (i.e. "dedicated" to them) when it clearly wasn't and never was. This is clearly a well established tactic. Promise the ladies something "just for them" when clearly you're delivering nothing of the sort.