Putting The ‘Cafe’ Back In The Brook

Lili might be taking the “cafe” in Cedar Brook Cafe a bit too literally.

News that the Brook — not a cafe, but perhaps the oldest continually operating gay bar in the country — is closing tonight prompted a call from the owner of Lili’s, the breakfast food/caterer on the eastbound platform of the Saugatuck railroad station.

She said she’s happy to offer her space to patrons of the Cedar Brook.  There’s plenty of parking at night, and she serves great food.

(She has no liquor license, so patrons would have to BYOB.)

I told Lili that the Cedar Brook is not really a cafe — it’s a gay dance club.

“They can dance here,” she said.

Lili would love to talk further with anyone interested in resurrecting the Cedar Brook at her place.  Her phone number is 203-434-1205.

3 responses to “Putting The ‘Cafe’ Back In The Brook

  1. So does Lil have any music? Or is that BYOM? Not to burst her bubble but it ain’t sounding the same. You could really “get down” at the Brook.
    Musically speaking of course.

  2. Innocent Bystander

    I believe “Fitzgerald’s” in the Monstrose section of Houston was a gay bar opened in 1952. It still is open.

  3. John McCarthy

    A nice gesture from Lili.