Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in New York

Gay bars and cafes

Atlas Social Bar
753 9th Avenue, 10019, Manhattan Midtown West New York Map
New gay bar at Hell's Kitchen, with Retro athletic club decor with boxing memorabilia, different theme nights, DJs and happy hours.
mon-sun 16:00–04:00
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Barracuda
275 West 22nd Street, Manhattan/Chelsea Map
Barracuda attracts a neighborhood mix in Chelsea. The lounge in the back is excellent for sipping your cocktail. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–04:00
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Boiler Room
86 East 4th Street, Manhattan/East Village Map
Big gay bar with a mixed crowd. Many college boys in the weekends. Boiler Room has a jukebox, a pool table and a pinball machine, Daily happy hours. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–04:00
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Boxers NYC
37 West 20th Street, Manhattan/Chelsea Map
NYC's Gay Sports Bar. With two levels, pool tables, brick oven pizza, beer on tap, full bar, and plasma screens, after work or after the game, it’s the place for sports leagues and fans to meet. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri 16:00–04:00, sat 13:00–04:00, sun 13:00–02:00
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Cubbyhole
281 W 12th Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Charming little hole, mostly a cozy hang-out for gay girls and their gay guy pals, is lined from floor to ceiling with colorful mobiles in the shape of birds, dolphins, helicopters, and just about anything else you can think of.
mon-fri 16:00–04:00, sat-sun 14:00–04:00
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Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street, Manhattan/Midtown Map
Piano and show bar with 2 rooms. No reservations are possible and you have a 2 drink minimum. [...]
mon-fri 16:00–02:30, sat-sun 11:00–02:30
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Fairytail Lounge
500 West 48th Street, 10019, Manhattan Hell's Kitchen New York Map
Upscale Bar/Lounge with a fantasy theme.Happy Hour 5pm-10pm, 7 days a week! $3 drink specials
mon-thu 17:00–02:00, fri-sat 17:00–04:00, sun 17:00–02:00
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Gym Sportsbar
167 8th Avenue, Manhattan/Chelsea Map
The first and only gay sports bar in New York City, right at the gay avenue on 8th in Chelsea. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri 16:00–04:00, sat 13:00–04:00, sun 13:00–02:00
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Hardware Bar
697 Tenth Ave New York Map
Gay bar at 10th Av with weekly different theme nights, drag shows and karaoke nights. [...]
mon-sun 12:00–04:00
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Industry
355 West 52nd Street Map
Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen’s first super bar, courtesy of gay nightlife veterans Bob Pontarelli and Stephen Heighton, owners of Chelsea institutions like Barracuda and Elmo. [...]
mon-sun 17:00–04:00
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Marie's Crisis
59 Grove Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Small and cheap neighborhood bar, with Broadway tunes and a gay / straight mixed crowd.
mon-thu 16:30–03:00, fri-sat 16:30–04:00, sun 16:30–03:00
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Nowhere Bar
322 East 14th Street, Manhattan/East Village Map
Huge bar in 19th century inspired interior. Mixed crowd of gays and lesbians. Daily happy hours.
mon-sun 15:00–04:00
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Phoenix
447 East 14th Street, Manhattan/East Village Map
Local, non prestigious neighbourhood bar to hang around with a beer and play so pool. [...]
mon-sun 15:00–04:00
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Pieces Bar
8 Christopher Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Pieces Bar features special events, Karaoke sing-a-longs, costume contests, pool tournaments, body contests, fund raising events, the almost world famous annual event "the 12 Drags of Christmas" and many more. [...]
mon-sun 14:00–04:00
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Posh
405 West 51 Street, Manhattan/Midtown Map
All types of gays mingle at Posh. So does the loud music, which ranges from Acid House to ABBA. [...]
mon-sun 14:00–04:00
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The Cock
93 Second Ave, 10003, East Village New York Map
Located in a new venue, this well known gay pick-up joint still attracts a mostly male clientele for its raunchy atmosphere. [...]
mon 23:00–04:00, tue-sun 18:00–04:00
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The Duplex
61 Christopher Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Show bar with Broadway tunes. It boasts a piano bar with open mic every night of the week, an upstairs bar and an intimate off-Broadway cabaret theatre.
mon-sun 16:00–04:00
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The Hangar
115 Christopher Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
A must do in the Village. Pool tabel, Go-go boys, happy hours. Very popular.
mon-fri 15:00–03:00, sat-sun 14:00–04:00
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The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Legendary gay venue in the Village. It was the location of the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, in which hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgender people and their supporters for the first time finally fought back against the unwarranted and often violent police raids. [...]
mon-sun 14:00–04:00
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The Townhouse Bar
236 East 58th Street , 10022, Midtown East New York Map
New York's premier gay gentleman's club and a landmark bar in the NYC scene. Beyond the main bar is a club room featuring a piano player banging out the show tunes, as well as a quieter downstairs lounge. [...]
mon-wed 16:00–03:00, thu-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–03:00
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Therapy
348 WEST 52nd STREET , 10019, Hell's Kitchen New York Map
Very stylish and trendy bar in Hell's Kitchen, with classy wooden interior on two floors. [...]
mon-thu 17:00–02:00, fri-sat 17:00–04:00, sun 17:00–02:00
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Ty's Bar
114 Christopher Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Ty's Bar is a centrally located in the heart of the West Village. This gay bar attracts an eclectic crowd and offers a variety of drink specials. [...]
mon-thu 14:00–02:00, fri-sat 14:00–04:00, sun 14:00–02:00
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Here is a list of gay clubs in New York Manhattan. NYC gay nightlife is very vivid. Bars and clubs come a go, so the scene changes somewhat per month. Nighttours tries to be as up to date a possible.

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The Monster
80 Grove Street, Manhattan/West Village Map
Dance club and piano bar. Upstairs offers the intimacy of a piano bar, downstairs, you'll find Drag Shows starring such notables as Laritza DuMont and Jesse Volt plus the beats of House DJ Warren Gluck, Tony Cruz and special guest DJ's.
mon-fri 16:00–04:00, sat-sun 14:00–04:00
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The Ritz Bar & Lounge - The Ritz Bar & Lounge
369 W 46th St., Manhattan/Midtown Map
Bar and small dance club in Hell's Kitchen, with sailor decored theme downstairs with a rather young and mixd crowd dancing on tunes from house to hip hop, and a more relaxed atmosphere at the bar on the second floor.
mon-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 15:00–04:00
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Cruise

The Eagle
554 West 28th Street, Manhattan/Chelsea Map
Two floors full of leather and jeans guys, cruising (some action in the bathrooms on the 2nd floor), drinking or playing pool. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–04:00
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The Tool Box - Tool Box
1742 Second Avenue, Manhattan/Upper East Side Map
Cruise and video bar with sexy videos, sports and music video screens. Discover the space for cruising (named the Tea Room), or just drink at the bar and chill out at the lounge within which to chill out. [...]
mon-sun 20:00–04:00
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Gay sauna

East Side Club
227 East 56th Street, Manhattan/Upper East Side Map
Sauna at East 56th Street. With a labyrinth on 2 floors and different saunas.
mon-wed 24h, wed-sun 24h
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West Side Club
27 West 20th Street, Manhattan/Chelsea Map
Gay sauna located in Chelsea, open 24/7, all days of the year.
mon-sun 24h
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Dance parties

Alegria - Various locations
One of the most famous circuit parties in NYC. According to visitors the crowd is still amazing but Alegria has been losing his full glory. [...]
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Blowoff - Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street Map
Monthly gay party on various locations (check their website). Blowoff draws a furrier slightly older muscle crowd.
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Matinee NYC Pride - Governors Beach Club
10 South Street Map
NYC's biggest outdoor Pride event returns with high-caliber Matinee production and dancers direct from Spain. [...]
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Pacha NYE - Pacha NYC
618 West 46th Street Map
Pacha's New Years Eve event
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Sea Tea - Pier 40
West Side Highway / Houston Street Map
New Yorks only sailing Sunday tea dance. The Queen Of Hearts sails from New York's historic Pier #40 in the West Village every Sunday during the Summer. [...]
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Fire Island
Fire Island is a thin 32 mile long sand bar south of Long Island (separating the Great South Bay from the Atlantic Ocean) and only one hour or 50 miles east of New York City with pristine ocean shores. [...]
mon-sun 00:00–00:00
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Gay events

Ascension Fire Island - Fire Island
Beach Party Weekend at the Fire Island Pines, NY. 3 Days of world class parties in the nation's premier gay resort. [...]
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Folsom Street East
West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 10001, New York Map
Folsom Street East is New York’s premiere s/m-leather-fetish themed street festival and the largest outdoor event of its kind east of the Mississippi. [...]
00:00-00:00
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NY AIDS Walk - Central Park
Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. [...]
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NYC Black Pride: Explosion - Various locations
NYC Black Pride celebrates the black gay and lesbian community.
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logo NYC Gay PrideNYC Gay Pride
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The New York City Gay Pride is the originall Christopher Street Day, home of the Stonewall gay bar. [...]
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