[Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to include L Word watch parties in international cities.]
Because we love you, we’ve compiled every “L Word” watch party that we could find on the internet into this list, which includes over 40 parties in cities all over the U.S. and worldwide. (If you don’t spy your city on this list and you’re like “WTF, I totally live in a major city” — the Human Rights Campaign is also hosting a series of watch parties in many U.S. cities.)
It’s not often that the biggest lesbian drama on TV comes back to life after 10 years, so really, this is the perfect excuse to get cute and (finally) leave the house. Head to your local lesbian bar/gay bar/regular bar/community theater/wherever else all the lesbians are gathering to enjoy the show, which premieres on Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m. EST.
If we missed an L Word watch party in your city, let us know in the comments!
Cheer Up Charlies Watch Party — Hosted by Ladies Eat Free and Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St). Get there early for comedy, trivia, prizes, and drinks!
Dinner, Drag King Show, and “L Word” Watch Party — This premiere party is more of an after-event for a drag show at Clifton Pleasure Club (2803 Grindon Ave). “Lesbian popcorn” is provided, whatever that means!
The Back Door Screening — Monday evening screenings of the previous Sunday’s episode! Half price drinks. At The Back Door (207 S College Ave).
Lez Hang Out Premiere Party — Lez Hang Out and The Queer Creative host this watch party at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge (284 Amory St). Trivia, music, raffles and more. $20.
Work In Progress Watch Party — Every single Sunday, watch new “L Word: Generation Q” episodes with queer fam at Atmosphere Bar (5355 N Clark St).
The Planet at SIP aka “The L Word” Viewing Party at Lost Lake — Food, cocktails, and “The L Word” at Lost Lake (3154 W Diversey Ave).
Pearl Bar Watch Party — Watch the premiere episode alongside the crowd at the lesbian bar Pearl Bar (4216 Washington Ave).
Stray Cat Watch Party — Enjoy games, trivia, character lookalike contests, and performances by “girls in tight dresses who drag with mustaches.” Plus, a lesbian potluck. Free at Stray Cat Film Center (1662 Broadway Blvd).
Whitney Mixter Watch Party — Whitney Mixter of “The Real L Word” hosts this watch party at Hi Tops (8933 Santa Monica Blvd), not just for the premiere, but every single Sunday. Free.
The Ultimate “L Word Generation Q Party” — At El Cid (4212 W Sunset Blvd), enter an L Word Wonderland complete with props, drinking games, drag kings, trivia, and more. $5 donation.
Highlands Watch Party — Go to Molly Malone’s Highlands (933 Baxter Ave) for the premiere, including recaps of last season prior to showtime.
Watch Party & After Party — Hosted by Lezchic, Miami’s only watch party is at No.3 Social Rooftop (50 Northwest 24th St).
Darkhorse Theatre Live Screening: Presented by Nashville Bevy and Nashville GSA, a free screening at Darkhorse Theater (4610 Charlotte Ave).
Queer Takeover Party — You can view the premiere on the big screen at the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans (2727 South Broad St #101). An all ages event.
New York City:
The Bush Films Watch Party in Brooklyn — A free watch party with two queer short film screenings before the Main Event.
Abilene Bar Watch Party — Abilene Bar (422 Court St) in Brooklyn is hosting a weekly watch party with no cover.
LasReinas Birthday Party Plus The L Word — At Boxers HK (742 9th Ave), enjoy a club night in celebration of LasReinas’ birthday PLUS the premiere of “The L Word.”
Majestic Watch Party — “Come early for the music, stay to trash talk the show” at Majestic Saloon (24 Main St.), Western Massachusett’s only queer bar.
Troupe429 Watch Party — Every Sunday night, a live viewing of the episode with an all-night happy hour, L Word-themed weekly cocktail, trivia and prizes. No cover.
Night Watch Party — A free watch party for Oakland folks at Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar (344 E 12th St).
Viewing Party & Karaoke — Boycott Bar (4301 N 7th Ave) is hosting a watch party PLUS karaoke and trivia and drink specials.
Generation Q at Tough Luck — Music, drink specials, gays, and Generation Q. At Tough Luck (1771 NE Dekum).
Rockland County, NY:
Pride Center Screening — Rockland County Pride Center (28 S. Franklin St) in Nyack, New York is hosting a free screening for adults 18+.
LOL Watch Party — A full premiere party at Picks Bar (4553 North Loop 1604 #1101) including a food menu, DJ, and drag show.
HER San Diego Watch Party — HER App presents a watch party at Gossip Grill (1220 University Ave), including drink specials and trivia. After party at 11 p.m.
Work In Progress Advance Screening — An exclusive advance screening, presented by Work In Progress and Fraline & Showtime. Includes a Q&A with Ilene Chaiken (co-creator of “The L Word”). At Castro Theater (429 Castro St).
“L Word” @ El Rio — Snacks and drinks provided at this watch party at El Rio (3158 Mission St) in San Francisco.
Generation Q Watch Party — The Associated Students Queer and Trans Resource Center at SFSU (1650 Holloway Ave) is hosting a screening on Wednesday. Perfect for college-aged queers. Free pizza, “L Word” merchandise, and a student discount to Showtime.
Premiere Viewing Party — Free with RSVP at The Cider Junction (820 Willow St). Get there in time for happy hour.
“L Word” Viewing Party — Head to the WildRose (1021 E Pike St) for a viewing party hosted by the Dyke March every Sunday. Optional trivia for a donation.
An L Word Night — A glitzy red carpet event, hosted by HER at Queer Bar (1518 11th Ave). Trivia bingo included.
Social Queer L Word Watch Party — This watch party is on Monday night instead of Sunday. At Saint John’s Bar & Eatery (719 E Pike St).
The Planet – A Dance Party — Not a watch party, but a dance party! $5 in advance, $7 day of, at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW).
Proyección Estreno Nueva Temporada — At Espacio Casa Rita (Calle Pallars, 65, 08018), enjoy a projection of the episode plus special drinks and bites.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam:
Twist Coffee Watch Party — This weekly watch party is hosted by Les Come Out and Twist Coffee (88 Xuan Thuy). Trivia, music, and tacos.
London, United Kingdom:
House of Pride Presents The L Word Reboot Launch Night — An exclusive look at the new series on Monday evening, plus stand-up from queer comics Mae Martin and Kemah Bob, plus an after-party. At Rio Cinema (107 Kingsland High St).
Rooftop Viewing Party — Watch the new episode on a rooftop on Monday evening at Top Yard (Geddes Lane). Various ticket types available, including one option that includes champagne and popcorn.
Talking, Laughing, Loving, Breathing thru L Word — Every Monday evening, watch the episode for free at Notre Dame Des Quilles (32 Beaubien est). Cheap beer, vegan hotdogs, and BYO snacks.
Prague, Czech Republic:
Kino Lesbomat* — The new episode will be screened on Monday evening at ROH družstevní kavárna (U božích bojovníků 606/3).
Oxford Tavern Watch Party — A Monday night watch party at The Oxford Tavern (1 New Canterbury Road). Free popcorn and $5 wines included, plus beanbags.
Screening Party — On Sunday, reminisce over the old series with a group discussion and viewing, and then watch the new episode. At Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St).
The L Word Generation Q: Episodes 1-8 — Every episode is screening at Club 200 (190 Garry St) on Sunday evenings at 10 p.m. $5 at the door.