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Julius Restaurant

Julius Restaurant During Prohibition, our bar was a popular speakeasy and, along with Nick's at the corner of Seventh Avenue South and the nearby Village Vanguard, was frequented by many of the jazz and literary legends of the era. It started to attract a gay clientele in the 1950s and it is surely the oldest gay bar in the city and the oldest bar in the village.
On April 26, 1966, four homophile activists staged a "sip in" at Julius' to challenge the NYS Liquor Authority's regulation that prohibited bars and restaurants from serving homosexuals. Accompanied by five reporters, the group visited a number of bars until they were denied service at Julius', a longtime Greenwich Village gay bar. The incident drew a denial from the SLA chairman that his agency told bars not to serve homosexuals and precipitated an investigation by the chairman of the city's Human Right's Commission. (From: Becoming Visible, Penguin Studios 1998)


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Address: 159 West 10th Street, New York, NY, 10014-3114 Email: Send Email »
Type: American Phone: (877) 746-0528
Website: Social:
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, Waiter Service, Walk-Ins Welcome

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