In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we present our MurphGuide list of the best LGBT bars in New York City. This list includes gay bars and the few lesbian bars in the city.
Boots and Saddle: 100A Seventh Ave. S. (Grove St.) (646) 892-4800
Cubbyhole: 281 W. 12th St. (4th St.) (212) 243-9041
NYC’s neighborhood fusion bar – lesbian, gay and straight friendly since 1994
Hangar Bar: 115 Christopher St. (between Hudson & Bleecker St.) (212) 627-2044
Gay bar frequented by a diverse range of gay men
Henrietta Hudson: 438 Hudson St. (Morton St.) (212) 924-3347
Manhattan’s premiere lesbian bar for more than two decades
Julius’: 159 W. 10th St. (Waverly Pl.) (212) 929-9672
Historic gay bar, and one of the oldest gay bars in the Village
Marie’s Crisis: 59 Grove St. (7th Ave. South) (212) 243-9323
Intimate piano bar where the whole bar sings along to Broadway show tunes and more.
The Monster: 80 Grove St. (between Waverly & W. 4th St.) (212) 924-3558
Proudly & gayly serving the LGBT community since 1970
Pieces: 8 Christopher St. (Sixth Avenue) (212) 929-9291
popular gay bar featuring karaoke, drag, bingo & more.
Rockbar: 185 Christopher St. (Weehawken St.) (212) 675-1864
roadhouse-style gay bar on in the West Village
Stonewall: 53 Christopher St. (off Seventh Avenue South) (212) 463-0950
Historic landmark bar where gay pride began.
Ty’s: 114 Christopher St. (between Bleecker & Hudson St.) (212) 741-9641
Casual gay bar since 1972
Barracuda: 275 W. 22nd St. (between Seventh & Eighth Ave.) (212) 645-8613
Mellow gay lounge.
Boxers Chelsea: 37 W. 20th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (212) 255-5082
The Chelsea location of NYC’s premiere gay sports bar.
Eagle NYC: 554 W. 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.) (646) 473-1866
Leather bar on the west side with a roofdeck bar (when weather permits).
G Lounge: 225 W. 19th St. (between Seventh & Eighth Ave.) (212) 929-1085
New York’s premier gay nightspot.
Gym Sports Bar: 167 Eighth Ave. (between 18th & 19th St.) (212) 337-2439
Gay sports bar
Boiler Room: 86 E. 4th St. (between First & Second Ave.) (212) 254-7536
Renowned gay dive bar & lounge since 1991.
The Cock: 93 Second Ave. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
gay dive bar, now in its third location.
Eastern Bloc: 505 E. 6th St. (between Avenue A & B) (212) 777-2555
popular gay bar with Soviet decor.
Nowhere: 322 E. 14th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.) (212) 477-4744
Casual dive bar welcoming a diverse group of patrons, both gay and lesbian.
Phoenix: 447 E. 13th St. (between First Ave. & Ave. A) (212) 477-9979
Long-time gay institution.
Stairs Bar: 192 E. 2nd St. (between Ave. A & B) (212) 228-2782
Multi-level gay lounge.
Atlas Social Club: 753 Ninth Ave. (between 50th & 51st St.) (212) 262-8527
Bringing downtown uptown. Retro athletic club decor
Barrage: 401 W. 47th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave.) (212) 586-9390
Casual gay lounge.
Bottoms Up / Vodka Soda: 315 W. 46th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (212) 768-1560
Two gay bars at the same address. Vodka Soda on the 2nd floor, Bottoms Up on the first.
Boxers HK: 742 Ninth Ave. (50th St.) (212) 951-1518
Gay sports bar with a rooftop
Flaming Saddles Saloon: 793 Ninth Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.) (212) 713-0481
Gay western saloon, with dancing bartenders
Hardware: 697 Tenth Ave. (between 47th & 48th St.) (212) 924-9885
Friendly neighborhood gay bar from the owners of Pieces Bar
Industry: 355 W. 52nd St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (646) 676-2747
Popular gay bar featuring drag nights.
9th Avenue Saloon: 656 Ninth Avenue (between 45th & 46th St.) (212) 307-1503
Hell’s Kitchen’s longest running neighborhood gay bar (f.k.a. Cleo’s 9th Ave. Saloon)
Posh: 405 W. 51st St. (Ninth Ave.) (212) 957-2222
The original gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen, with theme nights, drag competitions & more
Rise: 859 Ninth Ave. (56th St.) (646) 892-3313
Gay bar, cabaret, and cafe featuring drag nights, karaoke nights.
Therapy: 343 W. 52nd St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 397-1700
Two-level gay bar & lounge
Midtown – East 40s & 50s
Adonis Lounge at Evolve: 221 E. 58th St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (845) 536-3323
Gay strip club Wednesdays & Saturdays at Evolve lounge.
The Townhouse: 236 E. 58th St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (212) 754-4649/(212) 826-6241
Manhattan’s quintessential gay piano lounge and cocktail bar
Uncle Charlie’s Midtown: 139 E. 45th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (646) 476-9532
Gay piano bar & lounge.
Upper West Side
Upper East Side
Brandy’s Piano Bar: 235 E. 84 St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (212) 650-1944
Piano bar with singing bartenders. Also a popular date spot.
Tool Box: 1742 Second Ave. (between 91st & 92nd St.) (212) 427-3106
Casual neighborhood gay bar.
Metropolitan: 559 Lorimer St. (between Metropolitan Ave. & Devoe St.) (718) 599-4444
One of Williamsburg’s original gay bars. All are welcome: gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and all allies
This n That: 108 N. 6th St. (between Wythe Ave & Berry St.) (718) 599-5959
Gay haunt with something for everyone, everyday of the week. Also known as TNT.
Club Evolution: 76-19 Roosevelt Ave. (77th St.) (718) 457-3939
NYC’s premier latin dance club.
Friends Tavern: 78-11 Roosevelt Ave. (78th St.) (718) 397-7256
the oldest gay bar in Queens
Hombres Lounge: 85-28 37th Ave. (between 85th & 86th St.) (718) 930-0886
Gay bar & lounge with a Manhattan vibe.