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November 16, 2009

Waterstone Bar and Grille replaces Coconuts

waterstoneA new semi-upscale looking spot named Waterstone Bar and Grille appears to be replacing the lesbian bar Coconuts at 309 W. Madison St.

If you recall, there was a beating and shooting at Coconuts back in March. With Coconuts gone, that means there is only one stand-alone lesbian bar in Baltimore: Port in a Storm. (I'm not counting Sappho's because it's technically part of Grand Central).

Before it was Coconuts, this building used to be Kavanaugh's, the cop bar portrayed on the Wire, I'm told.

I used to live right by Coconuts, and I never went in. I heard that guys weren't allowed inside on Saturday nights, and I didn't want to press my luck.

Google has a number listed for Waterstone, but when I called it, nobody picked up.

Thanks to ryan97ou for the tip.

(Crappy cell phone photo by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:20 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Someone needs to bring Gallagher's back. That was a fun night and they had Drag King nights every first Tuesday of the month. And it didn't matter if you were female, male, gay or straight. Everyone had a good time.

Waterstone is going to be 100x nicer than Gallagher's, or any other lesbian bar that's ever graced Baltimore. I've heard that it's much more upscale and targeting a higher-end lesbian crowd. The picture in this article doesn't do the bar & grille justice. It's opening in the next week or so...check it out. Finally Baltimore has a nice, respectable lesbian bar!!

Good! some of those MDs at MGH will have a place to go after working their butts off all day! My pa used to hit Kav's literally every day after work and it's the first bar I was ever brought to (by mom, to pick up dad). Definitely going to drag my mother over there.

I tried out Waterstone Bar after reading reviews about it on It was not a "gay" bar to my friends. It was a terrific meal out followed by live music.
Why must everything in Baltimore have a label?

Maybe it used to be such an establishment, but truly it is a restaurant where all can feel comfortable. Thanks

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