Cubbyhole Bar

West Village

Cheap beer on draft, upbeat bartenders, and a somewhat goofy décor--Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and lots of vinyl--Cubbyhole is one of the few remaining lesbian-only...

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 4.9
  • 5

The Stonewall Inn

West Village

Perhaps the most famous gay bar in America, The Stonewall Inn was the site of the 1969 riots that ushered in a new era for gay rights in America.  Though it's...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 3.6
  • 2

Marie's Crisis

West Village

A classic piano-bar that's steeped in New York history--it was built in the 1850s as a brothel--Marie's Crisis often has off-duty musical theater types tinkling the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Therapy

Hell's Kitchen

This lounge slash bar serves elegant cocktails to beautiful boys in a sweeping, dramatic space.  Two floors of chic, intimate seating topped by a skylight,...

  • For Men
  • Lounge

The Duplex

West Village

Celebrated as the oldest continuously-operating cabaret theater in New York, The Duplex is a treasure trove of live musical acts, some of them practicing before a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Theater
  • 4.5
  • 2

Eagle NYC

Chelsea

If you're looking for a classic, no-holds-barred fetish bar, The Eagle fits the bill.  Multiple themed nights including jockstrap, foot worship, and leather...

  • For Men
  • Cruising
  • 5
  • 1

G Lounge

Chelsea

Opened in the late 1990s, G Lounge has long been a Chelsea hangout for pretty preening boys who sip on martinis served by beautiful bodied and often shirtless

  • For Men
  • Lounge
  • 5
  • 1

Boxers NYC

Chelsea

An LGBT sports-themed bar that's also hetero-friendly, Boxers hits the basic notes, with plasma screens, pool tables, darts, and hunky bartenders wearing--you...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Hot Rabbit

West Village

Hot Rabbit, organized by Boy Wonder Events and frequent best gay nightlife mention, is a popular girl-centric but inclusive dance party held every Friday at Boots

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

House of Yes

Brooklyn

House of Yes does it all. This creative space doesn't just host events, it also teaches aerial classes and runs a circus theater. It recently re-opened with events...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Nowhere Bar

East Village

The aptly named Nowhere Bar is a little bit out-of-the way in a basement on 14th St, but its warm brick and wood décor with pool table and jukebox, combined with...

  • For Men
  • Bar

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

Financial District

Ranking No. 1 on the 2016 World's Best Bars list and owned by a pair of Irishmen, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is a hip two-story spot on Water Street in...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Cotton Club

Harlem

The original Cotton Club was a speak-easy in Harlem and later Midtown Manhattan, frequented by white audiences entertained by some of the greatest black musicians....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Le Bain

Meatpacking District

Le Bain combines nightclub, crêperie, summer plunge pool and Hudson River views on the 18th floor and rooftop of the Standard Hotel. The wait can be long and entry...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Barracuda Bar

Chelsea

Just shy of divey, Barracuda Bar in Chelsea is a staple of the neighborhood.  A long bar at the front leads to a back lounge with stage and couches, where every...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

The Phoenix

East Village

This rock-n-roll standby in the East Village is a reliable watering hole with a hipster crowd, pool table, video games, and jukebox.  The scene is moderately

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Flaming Saddles Saloon

Hell's Kitchen

As the name suggests, Flaming Saddles Saloon is a country-western themed gay bar in Hell's Kitchen with super friendly staff in tight jeans who'll get up on the bar...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

The Cock

East Village

The Cock is a down-and-dirty, hardcore cruising dive bar with a reputation for judgement-free debauchery.  Drinks are cheap, but no one's here to get drunk, and...

  • For Men
  • Cruising

The Monster

West Village

In the 1930s this place was Chico's Nightclub, and it still retains the dance floor and Latin flavor from that era.  Today, it's one of the happiest little...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Henrietta Hudson

West Village

A favorite lesbian haunt since 1991, Henrietta Hudson is still serving up reasonably-priced cocktails poured by cute, flirty bartenders.  The jukebox has a good

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 3.4
  • 3

Bum Bum Bar

Queens

The Bum Bum Bar in Queens is full of regulars from the neighborhood-mostly Spanish-speaking-and the women who love them.  A small dance floor, 5USD cover, and

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 3
  • 1

Eastern Bloc

East Village

A dark and gritty East Village hole-in-the-wall with a Communist theme, Eastern Bloc is loud music, hot boys, dirty bathrooms, and taxidermy animals, all under the

  • For Men
  • Cruising
  • 3
  • 1

Ginger's

Park Slope

Ginger's, or "the G-spot", in Park Slope has a careworn charm that makes everyone seem like a regular, while the unaffected ambiance, along with a pool table and

  • For Women
  • Bar

Candle Bar

Upper West Side

The only gay bar on the Upper West Side, Candle Bar is a low-key, neighborhood spot with an older clientele and shabby but comfortable interior.  The bartenders

  • For Men
  • Bar

PAT

Williamsburg

Just across the East River, DJ JD Samson and guest DJs bring the PAT house and disco dance party to Union Pool in Williamsburg once a month. The vibe is friendly and...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

9th Avenue Saloon

Hell's Kitchen

A top-notch 80s jukebox, free popcorn machine, photo booth, and down-to-earth clientele keep things swinging at 9th Ave Saloon.  Lesbian-friendly and with an

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Misster

Brooklyn

Misster is a weekly Wednesday night dance party for the cutest girls in NYC. DJ Amber Valentine and weekly guest DJs play the good-time jams all night long -...

  • For Women
  • Party

Pyramid Club

East Village

The funky Pyramid Club in the East Village is where the art of drag was defined and refined in the 1980s by legendary drag queens like RuPaul and Lady Bunny. Often...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Fairytail Lounge

Hell's Kitchen

Quirky and popular Fairytail Lounge is perhaps the only place in New York where you can drink your cocktail perched on top of a centaur.  Full of glitter,...

  • For Men
  • Bar

Julius'

Greenwich Village

Julius', tagged the oldest gay bar in NYC and one of the oldest taverns in the city, is the cash-only dive-y joint with good burgers that made LGBTQ history and...

  • LGBTQ
  • Pub