Between the Lindenau bus station, the artificial power plant and the spinning mill is a garden bordering on a red brick ruin. Behind a door that doesn’t give the impression that there is a green oasis behind it, there has been beer, popcorn and music since July. We present the queer beer garden “Don’t let Ricky out” in the west of Leipzig.

New, new

Most of you have already noticed: A new summer location in the West has opened. With a dance floor, beer tables, white gravel that crunches wonderfully underfoot, large plants, raised beds and cool drinks. A new hotspot for all those who feel like electronic music, partying, meeting friends and getting to know new people at the weekend, but don’t want to go to dark basements and clubs.

Queerer safer space

David and Jonas are the ones who transformed the garden in Plagwitz into a beer garden. Under the watchful eyes of a few chickens, hundreds of bees and Ricky, the tomcat and namesake. “This garden is beautiful and big – and we want to let people participate in this place,” says Jonas. “First and foremost, this means that you can be our guest, have a beer and eat popcorn. We want to create a queer place and we are queer ourselves.” It is important to the creators that they are a safe space for FLINTA*, queers and people of color in front of and behind the stage.


Leave a Reply