Gay Bars in New York City

THE 10 BEST New York City Gay Clubs & Bars

Gay Clubs & Bars in New York City

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  • Dgn1010
    Dungannon, UK373 contributions
    So cool to be drinking in such a historical bar. Went during the day and it wasn’t overly busy but still a good vibe and friendly customers and staff.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Bluff City Traveler
    Memphis, TN17 contributions
    WOW!

    This place is just tooooo much fun! I haven’t been here in … well… lets say, a LONG time but it was just as much fun as I recall back in the day.

    The sing-a-longs were riotously fun with very talented singers/pianists and Mede each guest laugh all night as we enjoyed cold adult beverages and sang right along!

    If you want this fun time, by all means beat a path to the Duplex in The Village!
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Pao Allen
    Mexico City, Mexico169 contributions
    Even if you go alone it will make you feel welcome, there's a lot of friendly folks. The space is a little bit small but they have good music and drinks.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • duke68012
    Bury, UK133 contributions
    Flaming Saddles is the perfect mix of great drinks, Americana, gay culture and cute bar staff.

    This high energy gay bar raises the roof with their bar top dancing bartenders. And what amazing dancers they are, a Broadway calibre team executes regular dance routines to thrill their guests in between serving great tasting (and strong) cocktails and drinks.

    The guys are also stunning looking, a great stop off for any LGBTQIA traveller to the big Apple
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Allan S
    New York City, NY6,338 contributions
    This place has been here for. a long time and attracts a very diverse crowd interested in music , drink bling and talk. Located in mid block it offers a nice alternative spot for everyone to enjoy some good live music and some drinks.
    Written 28 June 2018
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  • John Smioth
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    Here was the first date with my husband. We met on the site gaylot.com . The first meeting was unforgettable, now every year we come here to remember that wonderful moment
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • Michele P
    Somerset, NJ17 contributions
    Always a good time! Drinks were decent & the very young 20-30-ish crowd increased to a manageable size after 10. The sound system, however, was problematic at first, but the DJ eventually worked it out. As for the pool table, it would help if it was properly balanced so it didn't have to be tipped to retrieve balls & moved all the way to the back so that we could shoot pool all night.
    Written 19 March 2019
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  • scotty9988
    London, UK184 contributions
    This is a great place! The bar guys are super nice and the dance floor is good. It can get a little busy but that’s what you want really makes the evening just that little more exciting.
    Written 30 January 2018
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  • hotlatin Manny
    1 contribution
    Was my first time to this party and WOW!!! BEST TIME I EVER HAD AT REBAR!!!! You guys need to do more of these events ... I danced the night away and it’s refreshing not having to Uber it trek it on the trains to queens just to party with HOT LATIN MALES - I live east of CHELSEA and will be returning with about 10-15 ppl next time -

    Is it only on each First Saturday of every month ?

    Best NYC LATIN PARTY BAR NONE!!! 😍🍷🍸🍺🍻😎👌👍🏼👍
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Jack928
    7 contributions
    Absolutely loved this place. Visiting from the UK. The staff are really friendly and the drinks are the cheapest we have found. $8 for two vodkas and mixers. The music is good and the atmosphere is really good. Thank you.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • jclsouthfl
    Wilton Manors, FL65 contributions
    We went to Atlas a few times while in NYC for a long weekend. This is a great spot with good drinks, great bartenders and a friendly crowd. There’s also a lovely seating area out front to enjoy the wonderful summer in the city weather. Will definitely return next time I’m in the city!
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • avatar27
    Boston, MA201 contributions
    We went the last sunday for the 20th anniversary, was really fun and crowded as the old times (as my NY partner said) the show and the music were great
    Written 25 October 2015
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  • LauraLondonEngland
    England33 contributions
    Where to start, great music! And a big dance floor, so you don't have to make shapes where you're standing like other places I'd been to. I went to a few gay bars, and by far this was the best place to dance and the music was the best here, varied, and not too much dance music like you got your head banging in a fish bowl!

    Super efficient, friendly bar staff, with buy one get one free drinks before 10pm if I remember correctly. But also, fantastically handsome! If you have gay friends like me, bring them there, you will have the best night out!

    The guys dance on the bars, there's no hassle, its all fun, good times! There are no ladies/mens toilets would be my only downside, but its not a major bad point, because this place is great!

    Location, I'm sure the address is on here, but its off a side street across the road from Union Square. We went to visit Brooklyn bridge for some sightseeing and ended up here for the remainder of the night.
    Go here for a great night out!
    Written 18 March 2013
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  • tourguidess
    Cambria California11 contributions
    So much fun! Thank you Colt and Bright Light Bright Light for a memorable time. What a cool place! Fun, welcoming crowd, cool tunes!
    Written 16 October 2021
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  • ChicagoCashmere
    Chicago1 contribution
    Upon approach, in the very dark meat packing district, is a simple sign that reads, "HELL". Once inside you have to allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness. HELL is surprisingly comfortable and cozy with its velvet curtains, abundance of candles and campy celebrity photos with horns or halos (who decided?). The staff is fun and attentive, the music is loud and bumping and the drinks are amazing... This is one of my favorite destinations in NYC...So, if someone in NYC tells you to go to HELL...do it!
    Written 11 March 2009
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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