67 LGBT+ BARS
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF WATERING HOLES. HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITES
ALBATROSS The oldest gay bar in Queens attracts people from all over the borough who are looking for a simple drink and company. albatrossastoria.com BARRAGE
Grab a pre- Broadway cocktail at this Hell’s Kitchen bar that encourages patrons to check their attitudes at the door. Return post- show for happy hour at 10pm.
401 W 47th Street BOILER ROOM
Come to Boiler Room for the ridiculously cheap drinks ( we're talking a few dollars) and stay for what goes on after the crowd has knocked them back.
86 E 4th Street THE COCK
New York’s raunchiest bar has been serving up blackout parties and dirty martinis for decades, and its new Lower East Side location has a dark basement for extra fun.
93 2nd Avenue GINGER’S BAR
This Brooklyn staple is primarily lesbian, but everyone has fun here enjoying the no- frills cocktails and friendly conversation.
363 5th Avenue INDUSTRY
Play a game of pool, watch a drag show, or just enjoy the eye candy at this Hell’s Kitchen staple where a primarily gay crowd come for happy hour and stay until early the next day.
industry- bar. com MARIE’S CRISIS
Frequently visited by Broadway stars, this piano bar in the West Village fills with some major talents who often give impromptu performances for the crowd.
59 Grove Street METROPOLITAN
Brooklyn’s hipster hangout is busy throughout the week, with a spacious yard that's popular during the summer months.
metropolitanbarny.com PHOENIX BAR
This relaxed and dark watering hole in the East Village attracts a chilled crowd who come to have drinks with friends.
phoenixbarnyc.com THE ROSEMONT
A Brooklyn bar that swells with a young crowd at the weekends, when you’ll find drag queens, gender- queers and everyone else enjoying the massive yard in between make- out sessions on the small dance floor.
Harlem’s gay bar is the perfect place to grab a mixed drink after exploring the world- famous neighbourhood. Catch a drag show and then order food from next door’s Roti Roll.