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No boys allowed! Women-only restaurant to open

Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM ET

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Men. You can’t live with ‘em, so why should you dine with ‘em?

The London Evening Standard reports that a women-only restaurant/bar is opening in London’s Soho neighborhood in February. Named KC’z Bar, the venue isn’t the only spot in the U.K. that is catering exclusively to ladies. There’s also Grace Belgravia, a members-only club that only allows men on Thursdays. I wonder if that's a good TV watching night for women in London.

KC Gates, the manager of KC’z Bar, told the Standard: “We want it to be a place women can come to after work. It’s not about preventing men from coming in but it is about putting what women want first. It is by women for women and it is not just for gay women. Networking is the main thing.”

While women-only restaurants aren’t happening (yet) on this side of the pond, the recently opened SHe Las Vegas is definitely trying to cater to the ladies. The “boutique steakhouse and theatrical nightclub,” which is part owned by Eva Longoria, is designed to attract a female clientele. In addition to sleek, lounge-like decor, the restaurant has a catwalk for fashion shows, a dance floor and a menu of small plates instead of hulking cuts of meat.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Hulk Hogan recently opened Hogan’s Beach, a waterfront eatery in Tampa, Florida that has already been dubbed a “breastaurant” because of its busty waitstaff. Hogan told the Tampa Bay Times, “it’s going to be Jimmy Buffet's [Margaritaville] times 10; Hooters times 10." It also has a mechanical shark ride, which sounds very fun. I wonder if women are allowed to ride it?

My dream restaurant would have steaks on the menu, mechanical sharks and cozy lounge seating. And the one thing that women value the most when dining out: spotless bathrooms with no line.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.

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