When The Yolk Cafe Became a Gay Bar—And That’s What We Became

Posted September 24, 2018 05:24:19While many Americans might remember The Yollks for its rainbow-colored tables, it was a gay bar, the first of its kind in the United States, that really captured the zeitgeist in the mid-1960s.

The Yolk Café was the first bar to offer gay and lesbian patrons, and the first to do so in New York City.

But in addition to being a queer bar, it also offered a lot of things to celebrate.

When the café opened in the Bronx in 1963, its location in a building that would later be known as the Yolk Hall, was a major selling point.

Its iconic front window was one of the first ever painted by a muralist in New Yorks history.

And its bar, The Yolks Yolk, featured the most popular cocktails of the time.

It also had a small, but devoted, following.

People would go there every Sunday, often to celebrate weddings, funerals, and other occasions.

In 1967, the Yolts celebrated its 200th birthday with a concert, a performance by the Harlem Renaissance troupe, and a parade down Broadway.

By the time The Yols Café closed in 1972, the gay community had grown and there were still many members of the gay and gay-friendly community in New England.

For the gay bar to survive in the years to come, the bar needed to become more of a destination.

That meant catering to a broader range of patrons, according to Michael Eisendrath, who worked at The Yolls Café for 20 years and now teaches at New York University’s Department of History and Culture.

The Yols Yolk is now a bar that’s not only a destination but a place to socialize and hang out with people.

At the Yollys, gay men and women of all ages would gather in the bar and have a drink or two, eat at the bar, or watch TV.

If the bar wasn’t a destination, then it wasn’t really a bar at all.

It was a space, Eisden said.

I would have been very happy to have been a bartender there, and I would have loved to have had a seat there to watch the news or watch the movie, he said. 

The Yollers Yolk has been open for nearly 30 years, and Eisends wife, Mary, has been there since 1974.

She’s an occasional patron, but most of the other regulars are regulars.

“We’ve had a lot more regulars than the Yolls Yolk ever had, so it’s been a wonderful experience,” Eisold said.

The bar also became a venue for the gay liberation movement, and in 1971, the New York Times ran a front-page feature that called The YOLKS YOLK a gay “hot spot.”

That story was followed by a number of articles and articles about gay bars, including this one from The New York Daily News in 1972.

In 1975, the Times ran another article about gay clubs and bars, this time focusing on the gay lifestyle.

Eislin was one who got a lot out of it.

He wrote in the article, “It was the gay bars of the era.”

The Yolcks was a venue that also offered support to the community and gave people a chance to be themselves.

Gay and lesbian members of society were welcome, and many of the people who worked there were also members of organizations.

Eisendrlath said the bar also gave members of all walks of life the chance to meet other members of their own communities, whether it was in the dining room or the lounge.

In fact, it’s said that the only way to meet people in The Ylks YOLks was to go there in person, and that it’s a place that helps people find that balance between being comfortable with who they are and being a part of a community.

Eisen said that even in a bar, a group can be a very powerful thing.

He said that when you have a place where people are so open to other people, you have to try to make sure that they’re not going to just walk away.

And when they do, they are likely to say, “I like that.

I’ve had this experience here.”

“I’ve seen so many of my friends get married, get divorced, get widowed.

They are not the only people who come out of the Yols.

There are many other people who have experienced this, and they are all very, very open to the other members and the community.

And so, I think we’re really just making this place a safe space to live.”

For more on The Yoles Yolk and gay history, watch our special feature: “The Yolls,” which airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on the History Channel. (