Orchid – Barracks Row’s Gay Bar – Closes
By Larry Janezich
Orchid is permanently closed according to a notice on the bar’s website. The LBGT community welcomed the new outlet after Phase 1, Barracks Row’s iconic lesbian bar and nightclub, closed in the summer of 2016. Orchid opened on May 18, 1918, in the space formerly occupied by Senart’s Oyster and Grille Room.
Orchid is owned by Bill Sport of the Hill Restaurant Group and managed by Tom Johnson. The building is owned by Mary Quillian of Mr. Henry’s.