20 Of The Best LGBT Bars In New York


 It’s no secret that LGBT bars are some of the best nights out around, but they’re not always easy to find, despite the brightly coloured rainbows. If you’re looking for a great night out in New York, or you want to find gay friendly venues, then we have you covered with our list of 20 of the best LGBT bars in New York.

1. Posh

Every night is party night at Posh, with Bingo Mondays, Tranimal Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays, Twisted Thursday, Frisky Fridays, Sexy Saturdays and Retro Sundays.

As the first gar bar in Hell’s Kitchen, Posh keeps up its reputation for being one of New York’s best with $3 beers and free pizza and sliders from its sister restaurant 123 Burger Shot Beer.

Where: 405 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019
Price: $$

2. Ginger’s Bar

This lesbian bar, also known as ‘the G spot’, is welcoming to a diverse crowd, including men. Open to anyone, Ginger’s Bar prides itself on being a venue full of fun, hosting karaoke nights and bingo events.

The legendary Brooklyn bar has a year-round outdoor patio area, equipped with seating - a fantastic addition to the bar, allowing people to mingle outside during the warmer months.

Where: 363 5th Avenue, New York, NY 11215
Price: $$

3. The Cock

This cash-only bar is sleazy, scandalous and outrageously fun. If you’re fine with having no personal space, then The Cock will be a winner for you. Think cheap drinks and scantily clad men, we’ll let you find the rest out for yourself.

Where: 93 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10009
Price: $

4. Clubbyhole

The eclectic Clubbyhole has no cover charge and a selection of drinks deals every night, so you can have a great night out, even if you’re on a budget. The Clubbyhole is well known for being a lesbian bar, but is welcoming to anyone who wants to have a good time.

Where: 281 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $


5. Sea Tea 

Every summer, you can ride the Sea Tea cruise - New York’s only gay party cruise. The two and a half hour cruise offers you food, drinks and top entertainment as you sail past the Statue of Liberty, enjoying the famous drag acts and go-go dancers that Sea Tea has to offer.

Where: Pier 40, New York, NY 10014
Price: $35

6. Flaming Saddle Saloon

Flaming Saddle Saloon is a country-western themed gay bar situated in Hell’s Kitchen, where it’s not uncommon for the bar tenders to put on a show.

There are daily drinks deals, including a $10 mimosa pitcher, and a Tex-Mex food menu. While you’re there, ask for one of their world famous Frito pies - you won’t regret it!

Where: 793 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Price: $$

7. Stonewall Inn

The historical Stonewall Inn is arguably where gay pride started. After the 1969 riots, when the LGB community stood up for their rights, Stonewall Inn became a legendary gay venue. Now, almost 50 years later, Stonewall is still going strong with its themed nights and lively atmosphere.

Where: 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $$

8. Therapy

Therapy is one of the swankier bars on our list. Playing house and pop music at a low volume, you can dance or have a chat whilst sipping on one of the cleverly named house cocktails, such as the Freudian Sip.The bar menu is also something to be admired, bringing you no fuss food to line your stomach.

Where: 38 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Price: $$

9. Don’t Tell Mama

Located in New York’s Theatre District and open from 4pm - 2.30am daily, this piano bar is perfect for pre or post-show drinks.

The all singing, all dancing (literally) bar staff have credits from Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Touring, so they’ll be happy to get you in the mood for a production.

Where: 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Price: $$


10. Nowhere

This intimate LGBT bar is slightly off the beaten track of the gay scene in New York. Despite that, it’s still one of the best bars the city has to offer.

Nowhere is not the busiest of bars, which makes it the perfect haunt for dates and small gatherings. Fully equipped with a jukebox, a pool table and fantastic drinks deals after 10pm, you’ll be missing out if you don’t pay Nowhere a visit while you’re in New York.

Where: 322 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
Price: $

11. Rock Bar

This rock n’ roll bar is known for its innovative events and its nightly drinks deals. The bar itself has no pretense and prides itself on being all about fun, with every Saturday night being ‘Arcade Night’, where board games, card games and video games are played and prizes are won.

Where: 185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $

12. Henrietta Hudson

Henrietta Hudson is one of New York’s top lesbian bars and is open every day of the year. Although it’s a predominantly lesbian venue, Henrietta Hudson is welcoming to all genders, sexualities and nationalities.

Whether you want a no nonsense beer, or a fancy cocktail made my a mixologist, you’ll feel right at home at this bar.

Where: 438 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $$

13. Phoenix

When The Bar burnt down, Phoenix grew from the ashes and has been one of New York’s best LGBT bars ever since. With cheap happy hour drinks and an eclectic selection on the jukebox, you can’t help but have a good time at Phoenix.

Where: 447 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10009
Price: $$


14. Hombres Lounge

Fancy some bar top dancers and karaoke nights? What about 90s music and weekday hookah nights? Hombres Lounge has all that to offer and more. Providing you with the best bang for your buck, they offer possibly the strongest cocktails in Queens.

Where: 28-85 37th Avenue, New York, NY 11372
Price: $$


15. The Duplex

The Duplex has been open since the 1950s and there’s no wonder why it’s such a huge venue on the gay scene. Its piano bar and upstairs bar - featuring singing staff - are open every day of the year until 4am and bring you some of Manhattan’s finest performers.

Where: 61 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $$

16. Club Evolution

You’ll mostly find men at this latin club, but women are more than welcome too.

If you’re looking for a party atmosphere, Club Evolution offers you drag acts, talent shows and karaoke. With a different DJ every night of the week and open from 5pm-4am, the biggest gay club in Queens will keep you on your dancing toes until the wee hours of the morning.

Where: 19-76 Roosevelt Avenue, New York, NY 11372
Price: $$

17. Ty’s Bar

If you’re after an older crowd, Ty’s Bar is the place for you. This relaxed LGBT bar is known for putting comfort first, where t-shirts, head gear and jeans being accepted in the dress code.

At Ty’s, live sports is played on the TV so you can catch the game with a beer in an unpretentious environment.

Where: 114 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $

18. Boots and Saddle

Boots and Saddle has been going strong for almost 40 years and recently moved location to accommodate more drinkers.With drag events every night and brunch served from midday every weekend, this bar is perfect for a night out or a hangover cure.

Where: 100A 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
Price: $$

19. Industry Bar

This spacious bar has two rooms: one enormous dance floor and a smaller side room that’s a bit more like a lounge. So whether you want to dance the night away or socialise in a quieter environment, Industry will suit you.

Sunday nights in Industry throw you back to the 1990s, with their 1999 event, so make sure you dig out your jelly shoes and outrageous hair accessories.

Where: 355 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Price: $$
 

20. Pieces

Pieces is a lively LGBT dive bar, best known for its Liquid Brunch deal, where you can get $4 cocktails from 2pm-8pm, Monday to Friday. Weekends at Pieces bring you Frisky Fridays and Sinful Saturdays, which are known to host beer pong and karaoke. If you want a cheap and cheerful night out in Manhattan, Pieces could be the gay bar for you.

Where: 8 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Price: $



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