Ever wanted to watch women’s sports in a bar and couldn’t find one that showed women’s sports programs? A one-of-a-kind sports bar that showcases women’s sports only.
Aptly named Sports Bra, the world’s first all-female sports bar is located in Portland, Oregon and is open Wednesday through Sunday if you feel like paying a visit.
“Forty percent of the athletes are women,” bar owner and chef Jenny Nguyen told Oregon Live. “Ninety-six percent of all athletes on television are male.” This also means that about 4% of sports programs on TV are about women.
“When I embarked on this journey to open up, I had no idea how it would impact so many people so quickly,” Nguyen told Fox LA. “And we’re just getting started.”
“The statistics on girls and women dropping out of sport are staggering,” she continued. “Girls who play sports have higher self-esteem and a more positive body image. The bra will be more than just a place to see women’s sports. It gives people a space to be together and celebrate. then expand on how it could become a larger movement.”
The mission of The Sports Bra is “to make great food, great drink and provide a space that supports, empowers and promotes girls and women in sport and in the community”.
Nguyen also sources as much food and beverage locally as possible from women-owned businesses. She also hired Girls Build – a program that teaches girls woodworking – to build tables for the establishment.