Oil Can Harry's
Established in 1968, Oil Can Harry's became a popular gay country-western bar in the San Fernando Valley's Studio City. For decades, Oil Can Harry's hosted line dancing, disco nights, and dancing lessons. After fifty-two years of operation, the bar closed its doors in 2021 making it one of the longest-operating LGBTQ+ bars in the country.
Oil Can Harry's has played an important role in many individuals' lives over the decades becoming an LGBTQ+ community institution in the Valley. During the AIDS epidemic, Oil Can Harry's became an important space for community support. During that period the bar hosted countless fundraisers to help those in need of medical assistance, transportation, and supplies for organizations housings AIDS patients.