NYC is always lit. Figuratively and literally.
NYC queer nightlife has always been unique and diverse. Nightclubs, bars, lounges, and many other types of establishments make up the NYC queer scene. Tourists can easily be overwhelmed with the countless options of gay parties and gay events. No matter the day of the week you can have an exciting time in the NYC. So if you’re looking for a bae or just looking for some casual fun you’ll definitely get that experience here in NYC.
Below is a list of some of the best gay bars in NYC:
3820 Broadway, New York, NY; (917) 675-6884
This gay sports bar has several locations in the city with a new location that recently opened in Washington Heights. The bartenders are some of the sexiest staff you’ll see at a NYC gay bar. Some of the biggest promoters in New York host their parties at Boxers.
2. The Ritz Bar and Lounge
369 W 46th St, New York, NY; (212) 333-4177
The Ritz stands in its own category. This 2 floor venue provides an enjoyable experience for all types of crowds. From Monday to Sunday the Ritz hosts events and parties. You’ll see cute go-go dancers, drag performers, and a slew of other entertainers at the venue. If you haven’t been here you definitely should check it out.
3. The Hangar
115 Christopher St, New York, NY; (212) 627-2044
This West Village establishment draws a mixed crowd. The venue is pretty spacious and even has an area where you can play billiards. The best aspect of this bar is the selection of men. If you’re single and ready to mingle you can definitely shoot your shot here.
54 W. 28th St, New York, NY; (646) 473-1866
This popular leather gay bar has historical roots in NYC. In 1970 this establishment was originally named Eagles Open Kitchen and was turned from a pub into a leather/levi bar. Back in the earlier ages the entry requirements were strict: you had to wear leather gear in order to enter and appear very masculine. Now all types of patrons, gay and straight, frequent this club.
236 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022; (212) 754-4649
Two words to describe this bar: superbly elegant. This is one of the very few gay establishments that has a piano bar. The venue has a strict dress code so make sure your dressed appropriately. If you want to meet a sugar daddy or sugar baby this is spot to go to.
271 W 119th St, New York, NY; (212) 280-2248
If you want an upscale experience this is the place to go. Billie’s Black restauranteur Adrian Ferguson and HGTV celebrity designer Mikel Welch founded this upscale bar/restaurant in Harlem, New York. The establishment has a dining area on the ground floor and a lounge area in the basement.
355 W 52nd St, New York, NY; (646) 476-2747
Featured in several magazines Industry has been rated as one of New York’s best bars. Every day of the week the bar has a full lineup of performers and entertainers.
8. Castro Bar
104 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10040; (646) 918-7959
Uptown has some of the most gorgeous Latin men and you’ll find many of them at Castro’s bar. Sexy dancers, good drinks, and a varied selection of music will having you want to come back to this vibrant place.
The name is very fitting for this Queens bar. Back in my young thotful days I would party at this location and have the times of my life. Just about every weekend this place gets packed out.