History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

Location: 3052 E. Washington Ave., Madison WI


1994 or 1995

Male/ female
Western/ Bar/ dance club


Geraldine's was a Madison 'western' bar, advertising Western Line Dancing with 'Dairyland Cowboys and Cowgirls', and at least one live country-western singer.

In August 1996, the basement was christened "The Men's Room". Also during at least part of the bar's life, "Ray's Cafe" was advertised as serving food inside Geraldine's late nights (to 4am).

We will be researching the dates this bar was listed in the media bar Guides to try to narrow the timeline.

Any additional information is available from anyone willing to contribute it.

Advertisement for live performance by Nashville's Jeff Miller
(In Step vol 12 #6, March 1995)
Photo, opening of "The Men's Room" bar inside Geraldine's
(In Step vol 13-15, August 1996)
Ad for 'Ray's Cafe' serving late nights inside the bar
(In Step vol 14 #6, March 1997)

Advertisement with daily specials, including Line Dancing on Saturdays
(Quest vol 2 #4, March 1995)

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