New Queer Bar ‘Oddly Enough’ Opens In Brooklyn

Oddly Enough, “a queer space for all,” opened on April 1 in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood.

New York City has just welcomed another queer bar to its scene.

Oddly Enough, “a queer space for all,” opened on April 1 in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, in the space formerly occupied by Eugene & Co., which closed in February. It is owned by Laura Poladsky, a former Eugene & Co. employee, and Caitlin Frame, who has previously worked as a bartender at Andrew Tarlow’s Marlow & Sons Diner.

“Come park your butts here tonight! OPENING NIGHT,” the pair announced in a post to Instagram on Friday. Additional posts featured drinks and small plates that the bar serves, from a menu by chef Lauren Bruhn Schwichtenberg

 

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In a post to Instagram earlier this year, Frame announced the bar’s April opening. “[O]ne dream completed,” she wrote. “Come enjoy @lauran.switz menu, my cocktails, and the resin naked ladies on the wall.” 

If the resin naked ladies aren’t enough of a temptation, then the cocktails and small plates might be, including a radish crudite with a smoked trout roe, broth beans in celery root stock, and their signature cocktail, “New Moon in Leo.”

 

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Oddly Enough is just the latest queer-centered bar to open in the past year, at a time when lesbian and queer women’s bars have, in general, been dwindling. Nobody’s Darling, a queer women’s bar, opened last July in Chicago, while just last month, Washington D.C. welcomed the queer As You Are Bar. Dave’s Lesbian Bar, which is currently hosting pop-up events, is looking to build a permanent location in Astoria, Queens.


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