Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in New York

Gay bars and cafes

Atlas Social Bar

New gay bar at Hell's Kitchen, with Retro athletic club decor with boxing memorabilia, different theme nights, DJs and happy hours.

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Atlas Social Bar
753 9th Avenue
New York
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Barracuda

Barracuda attracts a neighborhood mix in Chelsea. The lounge in the back is excellent for sipping your cocktail.
Good Dance Fever vibe. Don't be afraid to sing along to everything from the Smiths to Madonna. Frequent cabaret shows.

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Barracuda
275 West 22nd Street
New York
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Boiler Room

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.

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Boiler Room
86 East 4th Street
New York
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Boxers NYC

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. Boxers NYC offers the longest running Happy Hour in Chelsea. Beer Pong on Saturdays at 6PM. Come check out our outdoor space, or chill out around the pool table.

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Boxers NYC
37 West 20th Street
New York
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Cubbyhole

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.

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Cubbyhole
281 W 12th Street
New York
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Don't Tell Mama

Piano and show bar with 2 rooms. No reservations are possible and you have a 2 drink minimum. Over 21 yo. only.

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Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street
New York
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mon - fri16:00 - 02:30sat - sun11:00 - 02:30
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Fairytail Lounge

Upscale Bar/Lounge with a fantasy theme.

Happy Hour 5pm-10pm, 7 days a week! $3 drink specials

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Fairytail Lounge
500 West 48th Street
New York
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Gym Sportsbar

The first and only gay sports bar in New York City, right at the gay avenue on 8th in Chelsea. Many tv screens showing ESPN or other sports channels with (live) sport games.

Late at night the Locker Room in the basement opens for a bit more darker experience: hot jocks behind the bar.

Mixed crowds are more focused on their drinks than on the games and the somewhat butchy though..... Daily happy until 9 pm hours where the jocks get happy.

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Gym Sportsbar
167 8th Avenue
New York
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Hardware Bar

Gay bar at 10th Av with weekly different theme nights, drag shows and karaoke nights.

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Hardware Bar
697 Tenth Ave New York
New York
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mon - sun12:00 - 04:00
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Industry

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. The duo has transformed a former parking garage into 4,000 square feet of gay playground where you’ll want to park your ass seven nights a week.

With six different areas, there should be something for everybody at Industry, regardless of whether you’re looking to play a game of pool, rub your bum on the snakeskin couch, or cosy up in the back room that comes complete with a holographic fireplace. The finest of NYC’s drags will liven things up from the massive stage but if you prefer to chill in one of the booths, then there’s waiter service to keep you hydrated while you check the booty situation on Grindr. Note that, unlike most Hellsea bars, this is currently a cash-only establishment.

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Industry
355 West 52nd Street
New York
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Marie's Crisis

Small and cheap neighborhood bar, with Broadway tunes and a gay / straight mixed crowd.

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Marie's Crisis
59 Grove Street
New York
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mon - thu16:30 - 03:00fri - sat16:30 - 04:00sun16:30 - 03:00
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Nowhere Bar

Huge bar in 19th century inspired interior. Mixed crowd of gays and lesbians. Daily happy hours.

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Nowhere Bar
322 East 14th Street
New York
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Phoenix

Local, non prestigious neighbourhood bar to hang around with a beer and play so pool. Crowded in weekends.

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Phoenix
447 East 14th Street
New York
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Pieces Bar

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. Late night cruising.

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Pieces Bar
8 Christopher Street
New York
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Posh

All types of gays mingle at Posh. So does the loud music, which ranges from Acid House to ABBA. Posh has a tiny porch where you can have your cocktail AND a cigarette. Gets a bit cruisy late at night in this Hell's kitchen original.

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Posh
405 West 51 Street
New York
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The Cock

Located in a new venue, this well known gay pick-up joint still attracts a mostly male clientele for its raunchy atmosphere. Dark and a bit sleazy. Regular (drag) shows.

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The Cock
93 Second Ave
New York
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The Duplex

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.

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The Duplex
61 Christopher Street
New York
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The Hangar

A must do in the Village. Pool tabel, Go-go boys, happy hours. Very popular.

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The Hangar
115 Christopher Street
New York
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The Stonewall Inn

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. Nowadays, Stonewall remains a favorite drinking and party spot, featuring a smoky bar and an upstairs dance floor. Recenlty renovated.

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The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Street
New York
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The Townhouse Bar

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. Here young go-getters mingle with established businessmen. Get the point...?

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The Townhouse Bar
236 East 58th Street
New York
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Therapy

Very stylish and trendy bar in Hell's Kitchen, with classy wooden interior on two floors. Daily shows and happy hours.

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Therapy
348 WEST 52nd STREET
New York
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Ty's Bar

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. Happy hour is available throughout the week.

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Ty's Bar
114 Christopher Street
New York
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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

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.

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The Monster
80 Grove Street
New York
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The Ritz Bar & Lounge - The Ritz Bar & Lounge

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.

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The Ritz Bar & Lounge
369 W 46th St.
New York
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Gay sauna

East Side Club

Sauna at East 56th Street. With a labyrinth on 2 floors and different saunas.

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East Side Club
227 East 56th Street
New York
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West Side Club

Gay sauna located in Chelsea, open 24/7, all days of the year.

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West Side Club
27 West 20th Street
New York
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Cruise bars and clubs

The Eagle

Two floors full of leather and jeans guys, cruising (some action in the bathrooms on the 2nd floor), drinking or playing pool. In summer the roofdeck can be used too and can be very busy. Thursdays the second floor requires a dress code.

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The Eagle
554 West 28th Street
New York
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The Tool Box - Tool Box

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. Go-go boys weekends.

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Tool Box
1742 Second Avenue
New York
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Dance parties

Alegria

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.

Presented by Ric Sena and featuring the biggest names in DJ land.

Check their site for all dates and venues

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Matinee NYC Pride - Governors Beach Club

NYC's biggest outdoor Pride event returns with high-caliber Matinee production and dancers direct from Spain. Expect major performers, spectacular Cirque acts, and unparalleled sound and lighting, and of course thousands of the world's hottest men celebrating PRIDE! Beats will be served by some the world's hottest DJs as you party under the sun and moon.

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Governors Beach Club
10 South Street
New York
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Fire Island

Fire Island is a thin 32 mile long sandbar 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. In summers it is very popular with gay men from NYC. The gay beach is called "The Pines" and the lesbian gay beach that is next to it is called "Cherry Grove". Between them is a small pine forest area called "The Meat Rack" that you can have some fun anytime day or night. It's  open in summer only.

Travel directions are complicated and difficult to find. Need to take the train to Summerville not he Long Island Railway http://lirr42.mta.info/ (get on in the first train car to be the first to get to the shuttle) and take a shuttle ferry to the Pines http://www.sayvilleferry.com/ . The travel time from Penn station to the Pines is about 2 to 2½ hours long.

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Fire Island

New York
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Gay events

Folsom Street East

Folsom Street East

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. FSE attracts nearly 10,000 visitors. The street will once again be lined with some 50 community groups and vendors that appeal to the LGBT and the kink communities and it will be filled with mobs of leatherclad musclehunks. A one-stop shop for leather gear, porn, and toys. And no throw pillow, magic mops, or tube socks – promise!

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Folsom Street East
West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York
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NY AIDS Walk - Central Park

Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised money 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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Central Park

New York
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NYC Black Pride: Explosion

NYC Black Pride celebrates the black gay and lesbian community.

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NYC Gay Pride

The New York City Gay Pride is the original Christopher Street Day, home of the Stonewall gay bar.

 

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