Legendary Palms Bar Gets Licked in West Hollywood

Closing party on June 2

The Palms Bar, West Hollywood's nearly 50-year legend for ladies who love ladies, is closing its doors this Saturday. Over the decades, the bar has seen its share of famous visitors coming through, from the expected star (Janis, Ellen, Melissa Etheridge) to the random drunk (Jim Morrison). Owners announce their intentions to reopen the bar in another location following a final blowout at the end of Pride Weekend on June 2 and a closure on June 9. Over on The L.A Times, test kitchen director Noelle Carter notes that this closing marks the absolute extinction of lesbian bars in Boystown, while having a chuckle at confused patrons who often mistook it for the also legendary steakhouse The Palm. [The Palms Facebook/LAT]