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Julius’ Bar

Artist/Designer: Designer Unknown

Project Location: New York, New York

Black and white image of a group of approximately 12 white men in suits and ties being served cocktails at a bar. Wood beams line the ceiling with wagon wheel style pendant fixtures.
Figure 1: Mattachine Society members being refused service at Julius' Bar, April 21, 1966 ( Source | Accessed : December 24, 2021 | Photographer: Fred W. McDarrah )
Black and white image of street corner with modest three story brick building. A storefront entrance is at the corner with six-over-one windows above.
Figure 2: Exterior of Julius' Bar, c. 1966-67. ( Source | Accessed : December 24, 2021 | Photographer: John Barrington Bayley )
A wooden bar stretches the length of the room with red barstools. Green round tables are surrounded by barrels used as stools. A stream of rainbow pendants hang above the bar.
Figure 3: The interior today is largely unchanged from the time of the sip-in. ( Source | Accessed : December 24, 2021 | Photographer: Courtesy: )
Figure 4: Interior of bar looking out window with barrel seating and tables. ( Source | Accessed : February 27, 2022 | Photographer: Courtesy: )


Primary Material(s):
Wood, Paint


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Additional Information:
The Sip-In at Julius’ Bar on April 21, 1966 was a defining moment of queer interior occupation. While Julius' operated as a bar since 1864, it wasn't until the 1950's that began attracting gay customers.

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