It does not get any better than New York City and its boroughs for gays and lesbians who are looking for a night on the town. From neighborhood to neighborhood are found gay clubs NYC party people regularly visit for gay cruising, music and entertainment. Following is just a sample of the gay bars and gay clubs NYC claims as its own.
West Village claims a gay New York heritage
The Monster (80 Grove Street) lets the beast in you dance with abandon. The bar is appreciated for its dedication to preserving a gay entertainment heritage, holding nightly events like cabaret acts and gyrating gogo shows.
The Stonewall (53 Christopher Street) is one of the gay clubs NYC claims as its heritage. This is the spot where the modern Gay Rights movement began. It has weekly events like the Drag Spectacular and stripper karaoke.
Chelsea jumps, swings and glows
The g Lounge (225 W 19th Street) jumps on hot Latin salsa night and gets wild during the Saturday night GLOW party. This is one of the sizzling gay bars NYC has hosted since the late 1990s.
Enjoy gay cruising at The Eagle (554 W 28th Street) where leather is plentiful and jeans are appreciated. This is one of the gay bars NYC frequents for its cruising area and terrace.
Hell’s Kitchen is great for flirts and loungers
Among gay bars NYC calls funky is the Therapy (348 W 52nd Street). Its small round tables are perfect for flirting with fellow gays. Each night something fun is happening like live music, cabaret or comedy show.
Kick back with a cocktail in hand in the back lounge of the Barracuda (275 W 22nd Street). The long-time establishment has a long bar in the front where gay patrons listen to music or take in New York City’s longest running drag competition.
Brooklyn offers sheer delight
Ginger’s Bar (363 5th Avenue, Park Slope) landmark lesbian and gay bar, affectionately called “the G-Spot.” The casual bar has a special event going on each evening, and all sexual persuasions are welcomed. It is local and delightful.
If a good drag show is on the agenda, check out the This n’ That (708 N. 6th Street) gay bar.