Wylie Hotel Hosts Historic LGBTQ+ Tea Dances This Summer
Enjoy spellbound sips and light bites at Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen
WHAT: Come out to Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen for historic Tea Dances that have been updated to the 21st Century. Guests can enjoy refreshing summer libations and tasty treats such as fresh ceviche gazpacho, smoked salmon crostini, Spanish fruit bowl and more while dancing the night away.
WHEN & WHERE: May 29th & June 5th from 3 – 7 p.m.
Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen & the 2nd floor terrace inside Wylie Hotel
551 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
PARKING: While valet is offered, rideshare is highly encouraged.
ABOUT TEA DANCES: Tea Dances originated in New York in the 1950’s as a place where gay singles could meet. At the time, NYC police would conduct raids on bars where they knew alcohol would be served to the LGBTQ+ community, so instead, they renamed these parties into “teas.“
MRS. P’S HISTORY: While first opened in 1956 by Vera Phillips, by the late 1960’s, Mrs. P’s transitioned into Atlanta’s first openly LGBTQ+ bar, known as the leather and western gay bar. Mrs. P’s was one of the first safe places for LGBTQ+ residents until a final police raid in the early 1980’s. Additionally, Atlanta’s drag pioneer, Diamond Lil, began her career performing at Mrs. P’s.
For more information, visit https://www.mrspsatl.com/specials
WYLIE HOTEL HISTORY: Built in the 1920s in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, Wylie Hotel is a mainstay in Ponce de Leon Avenue’s history, standing over the years to see Atlanta become Atlanta. In 2021, Wylie Hotel re-emerged as a 111-room boutique hotel in the heart of O4W, including restaurant concept Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen, a refined Southern eatery, located street side at the forefront of the hotel alongside a sunroom and outdoor terrace made for both work and play.
For more information, please visit wyliehotel.com or follow along on Instagram at @wyliehotel and @mrspsponce.