The Capitol Hill lesbian bar Phase 1 on March 27 opened its doors for the first time since early January when its owner Allen Carroll said it would be closing temporarily for a renovation project.
Customers familiar with the bar said it would be resuming its schedule of the past five or more years of operating only in the evenings every Thursday through Saturday.
Phase 1 first opened in 1970. It has described itself as D.C.’s oldest continuously operating gay bar and the nation’s oldest lesbian bar.
At the time of its temporary closing in January, Carroll said the renovation project including upgrading the sound system and lighting.