Women-Only Restaurant?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Women-Only Restaurant?
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 12:21pm

Men. You can’t live with ‘em, so why should you dine with ‘em?

The London Evening Standard reports that a women-only restaurant/bar is opening in London’s Soho neighborhood in February. Named KC’z Bar, the venue isn’t the only spot in the U.K. that is catering exclusively to ladies. There’s also Grace Belgravia, a members-only club that only allows men on Thursdays. I wonder if that's a good TV watching night for women in London.

KC Gates, the manager of KC’z Bar, told the Standard: “We want it to be a place women can come to after work. It’s not about preventing men from coming in but it is about putting what women want first. It is by women for women and it is not just for gay women. Networking is the main thing.”

Women-Only Restuarant to Open- http://www.ivillage.com/women-only-restaurant-open/3-a-512545

Interesting concept.  What do you think about gender-specific restaurants? Good idea?

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Registered: 01-03-2013
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:45pm

Hmmm.  I just don't get the point.  In this day and age, who networks with only men or only women? 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:15pm

  When I go out to eat I socialize with the people at  my table not the entire restaurant so I don't see how the gender  breakdown of the rest of the restaurant would make difference in my enjoyment.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 9:47pm

Why stop at gender?  What about Christians who want to "network" only with Christians?  Or Muslims who only want to "network" with Muslims? Or Heterosexuals? Or Homosexuals? Or just whites? Or just blacks? Discrimination by any other name...

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Registered: 03-10-2011
Fri, 01-04-2013 - 2:32pm

I would love to work at this women only bar

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 01-06-2013 - 6:01pm

Well you couldn't have this in the US since it would violate discrimination laws for a public place to be for one gender only.  But I can't see the point either.  I can understand an all women gym because some women feel self conscious about their bodies and it would probably have a much different atmosphere than a coed gym where you have the guys with big muscles lifting their weights, but a restaurant?  I agree with someone who said that you generally aren't socializing with the whole restaurant.  And there are certain atmospheres (sports bars) which are more male oriented and others (tea room) which are more female oriented.  I think if women want to choose a place to go for a drink after work that isn't rowdy or they don't want to be hit on, they already know what kind of atmosphere to choose anyway.