How odd. I'm usually all for a bit of feminism and positive discrimination for women but I can't see the rationale for that at all.
Re nightclubs - there were still ones who did free entry for women and men pay in the late 90s, Fe ing Madness, not sure about the 2000s.
Re working men's clubs - the one my Grandads and Dad were members off had a back bar which women were allowed in. I think that may have only been on Friday and Saturday nights. I presume the women were on allowed to drink halves and were only allowed to speak when spoken to
Back in the days of old when all this were fields, we'd start a thread to wish someone a happy birthday. Well, if anyone deserves this tradition reviving and a special thread it's our Meldy who is celebrating a big birthday today.
Happy Birthday to you Meldymoo!
I hope you have a splendiferous day and lots of extended birthday celebrations at events throughout the year.