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23 Jun Now more than ever, the importance of the gay bar cannot be overstated. As President Obama put it, these gathering places are for more than "to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live—it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak. 26 Mar Drink and dance the night away at the city's best gay bars. NYC has some of the best drag bars, theme bars and places for any kind of drinker in the city. 13 May Gentrification and Grindr were said to have ruined nightlife, but the gay-bar scene in Manhattan is surprisingly vibrant and shows no signs of dwindling: You can't swing a murse these days without hitting a fun spot packed with go-go boys and a drag queen — even on a Tuesday. Below, the best gay bars in.
Gentrification and Grindr were said to have ruined nightlife, but the gay-bar scene in Manhattan is surprisingly vibrant and shows no signs of dwindling: Below, the best gay bars in Manhattan. It also has an eclectic and dynamic roster of DJs and themed nights, including the long-running Double Headed Disco last Saturday of the monththe ritualistic Witch Camp, and a night for ginger enthusiasts, Fire in the Hole.
The Cock 93 Second Ave.
This fabulously decorated flatiron-shaped bar brings in a wonderfully diverse clientele. You can link your Facebook account to your existing account. A modest stage hosts drag shows, karaoke and a weekly Thursday open mic. Of course you want to see the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island. Show hotels on map.
This unashamedly punky, vital East Village gay bar relocated last summer, and the new address is a vast improvement. The Cock moved into the former Lit Lounge where straight people used to make out like gaysso the sexy atmosphere is already built into the walls.
Rough-edged, covered in band stickers, and carved with little weird nooks and dark corners, this place is like a filthy, seductive, alluring alleyway. The Monster 80 Grove St. This fabulously decorated flatiron-shaped bar brings in a wonderfully diverse clientele. This is where you can find tourists and PATH train commuters mingling with theater queens who belt out songs at the upstairs piano bar.
Best of all, older men feel comfortable here, because the bar crosses generations and color lines. It also has one of the best happy hours in town serving mini-quiches, pigs in a blanket, and some kind of mystery tuna spread on Ritz crackers.
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Covered with photos and vibrating with history, this bar — which opened in — is a living, breathing gay museum. It also has food, including an unexpectedly delicious burger and fries. This multi-floored leather bar has seen its neighborhood transform over the past two years. But still, the harness-wearing, boot-licking locale remains intact, keeping kink alive and making its existence even more subversive, even though the bar is more friendly and inclusive than you might think.
Hardware Tenth Ave.
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But Hardware may be the best in the area. This is the place you take your female friends first before you part ways because it works as a central location to the myriad of options in this area: It also has a wickedly fun liquid brunch on Sundays, musical Mondays this is musical-theater ground zeroand drag nights hosted by Shequida Thursdays.
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