Amsterdam welcomes a new lesbian bar: Bar Buka. Buka is the Indonesian word for open. That is just the kind of atmosphere the new bar owner, Marianne, wants to create. It is going to be open for all kinds of different women. For those who like to hang out in a bar all day with friends. For those who are single and looking around. And of course also for party animals. The bar hopes to open soon, but it needs your help.
Working hard to be open soon
It is the first bar for Marianne. She worked for an international drinks company. However she saw that her home tome needed a lesbian bar. Instead of just complaining about it, she starts one herself. On the first of January 2019 she got the keys of a nice new bar. She is working hard now to open it in a few weeks time.
The bar is located on a great spot: right at the intersection of the Albert Cuyp market and a street with a lot of bars in the middle of the popular De Pijp area. If you look on the Facebook page of Bar Buka, you see it is going to be a great looking bar.
Donate – your help is needed
It is a big step for Marianne and she can use your help. She can get the bar in a good basic shape herself, but she needs an extra €30.000 to give the bar the start it deserves. So that is why she started a crowdfunding campaign. You can give as little as €5,- , but with donation of €10,- or more all kind of perks get your way. As comes naturally with a bar, many of those perks involve drinks credits and invitations for the soft opening nights or the grand opening.
What does she wants to do with that money? As said, the bar is in a good basic shape. But Marianne wants to freshen up the interior of the bar, so it feels like a new home for you as a guest. Also the serving area needs some adjustments. Bar Buka also needs a professional coffee machine. And of course she needs money for a grand opening and a marketing campaign. If she surpasses her crowdfunding target and reaches €45.000,- Bar Buka will also try to rent a boat at the famous Amsterdam Canal Parade.