Friday, August 1, 2014



Location: 1119 21st Street, Sacramento, California, USA

Opened: June 22, 2001

Closed: Late 2012? Early 2013?

This description is from the KCRA A-List:

From the Owner … Club21 is predominately a women's bar on the weekend, though all are made to feel at home here. We feature eclectic entertainment that is fun for everyone. Since we opened our doors on June 22nd, 2001 we've had everything from drag shows and comedy acts to live bands and bus trips to sporting events such as the Monarchs games at Arco Area.

There is a note that Club 21 is closed, but no date.

And here's an August 2005 mention from Sacramento News & Review:

Don’t let the name fool you. Club 21 (1119 21st Street, (916) 443-1537) is Sacramento’s top—and pretty much only—lesbian bar on the weekends. However, it is popular with all genders and persuasions on certain nights of the week when those under 21 are welcome. On Wednesdays, Club BoJangles starts at 9 p.m., with a $5 Sunday cover charge to hear DJ Markie Mark spin “Hi-Nrg and house music.” On Thursdays, those 18 and older can listen to goth, industrial, EBM, NuWave, ’80s, and alternative music for a $5 cover charge. Club BoJangles returns on Sundays, with DJ David Anderson spinning latin and salsa.

At GayCities. there is one reference (complaint?) about this being a lesbian place. From a gay guy in September 2010:

Men are welcome here, but this is predominantly a lesbian bar which is fine if thats what youre looking for. But not very busy. So youre not going to find too many cute young gay boys here.

According to yelp, Club21 was gone by late 2012, early 2013. Here is a customer review from January 2013:

Club 21 has changed ownership. The new club is Midtown Barfly or Barfly.
There is Salsa Dancing on Wednesday evenings starting at 8:00.
Salsa lesson at 8:00 with Nicole Lazo, dancing at 9:00. Great low key atmosphere on a Wednesday night.

For what it's worth, yelp has very few references to this being a lesbian bar except for some random observation regarding "boidykes" running around.

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