Gay Bars in NYC

gay-bars-nycIn 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.


Greenwich Village

link Cubbyhole: 281 W. 12th St. (4th St.) (212) 243-9041
NYC’s neighborhood fusion bar – lesbian, gay and straight friendly since 1994
link Hangar Bar: 115 Christopher St. (between Hudson & Bleecker St.) (212) 627-2044
Gay bar frequented by a diverse range of gay men
link Henrietta Hudson: 438 Hudson St. (Morton St.) (212) 924-3347
Manhattan’s premiere lesbian bar for more than two decades
link Julius’: 159 W. 10th St. (Waverly Pl.) (212) 929-9672
Historic gay bar, and one of the oldest gay bars in the Village
link 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 world’s only acoustic sing-a-long showtunes piano bar”
link The Monster: 80 Grove St. (between Waverly & W. 4th St.) (212) 924-3558
Proudly & gayly serving the LGBT community since 1970
link Pieces: 8 Christopher St. (Sixth Avenue) (212) 929-9291
popular gay bar featuring karaoke, drag, bingo & more.
link Rockbar: 185 Christopher St. (Weehawken St.) (212) 675-1864
roadhouse-style gay dive bar in the West Village
link Stonewall: 53 Christopher St. (off Seventh Avenue South) (212) 463-0950
Historic landmark bar where gay pride began.
link Ty’s: 114 Christopher St. (between Bleecker & Hudson St.) (212) 741-9641
Casual gay bar since 1972. The first all male bar to open after The 1969 Stonewall riots.


link Barracuda: 275 W. 22nd St. (between Seventh & Eighth Ave.) (212) 645-8613
Mellow gay lounge.
link Boxers Chelsea: 37 W. 20th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (212) 255-5082
The Chelsea location of NYC’s premiere gay sports bar.
link 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).
link Gym Sports Bar: 167 Eighth Ave. (between 18th & 19th St.) (212) 337-2439
Gay sports bar

East Village

Boiler Room: 86 E. 4th St. (between First & Second Ave.) (212) 254-7536
Renowned gay dive bar & lounge since 1991.
link The Cock: 93 Second Ave. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
gay dive bar, now in its third location.
link No Bar: 25 Cooper Square (5th St.) (212) 441-3555
“new age gay bar” at the Standard East Village Hotel.
link 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.
link Phoenix: 447 E. 13th St. (between First Ave. & Ave. A) (212) 477-9979
Long-time gay institution.

Hell’s Kitchen

link Atlas Social Club: 753 Ninth Ave. (between 50th & 51st St.) (212) 262-8527
Bringing downtown uptown. Retro athletic club decor
DBL: 667 Tenth Ave. (47th St.) (646) 756-5230
DBL = Dive bar lounge
linkFairytail Lounge: 500 W. 48th St. (Tenth Ave.) (929) 445-8245
Gay go-go bar featuring the men of Adonis Lounge and Spunk
link Flaming Saddles Saloon: 793 Ninth Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.) (212) 713-0481
Gay western saloon, with dancing bartenders
link Hardware: 697 Tenth Ave. (between 47th & 48th St.) (212) 924-9885
Friendly neighborhood gay bar from the owners of Pieces Bar
link Industry: 355 W. 52nd St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (646) 676-2747
Popular gay bar featuring drag nights.
link Posh: 405 W. 51st St. (Ninth Ave.) (212) 957-2222
The original gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen, with theme nights, drag competitions & more
link Rise: 859 Ninth Ave. (56th St.) (646) 892-3313
Gay bar, cabaret, and cafe featuring drag nights, karaoke nights.

Midtown – East 40s & 50s

link Adonis Lounge at Evolve: 221 E. 58th St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (845) 536-3323
Gay strip club Wednesdays & Saturdays at Evolve lounge.
link 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
link Uncle Charlie’s Midtown: 139 E. 45th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (646) 476-9532
Gay piano bar & lounge.

Upper West Side

link Suite: 992 Amsterdam Ave. (109th St.) (212) 222-4600
a gay pub with a local feel.

Upper East Side

link 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.
link Tool Box: 1742 Second Ave. (between 91st & 92nd St.) (212) 348-1288
The premier upper east side gay bar

Washington Heights

link Castro Bar: 104 Dyckman St. (Nagle Ave.) (718) 930-0886
Gay latin nightclub.



link One Last Shag: 348 Franklin Ave. (between Greene & Lexington Ave.) (718) 398-2472
Queer-focused bar and performance space


link Happy Fun Hideaway: 1211 Myrtle Ave. (between Willoughby & Bushwick Ave.) (917) 860-8283
quintessential local Bushwick dive bar


link Macri Park: 462 Union Ave. (between Conselyea St. & Metropolitan Ave.) (718) 599-4999
Gay video bar in the heart of Williamsburg featuring drag shows and karaoke. Sister bar to Metropolitan
link 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
link The Rosemont: 63 Montrose Ave. (between Lorimer & Leonard St.) (347) 987-3101
Chill lounge meets nightclub with a spacious outdoor patio.
link 3 Dollar Bill: 260 Meserole St. (between Bushwick Pl. & Waterbury St.) (718) 366-3031
3 Dollar Bill is a queer owned and operated nightclub, bar & live music venue

Park Slope

link Ginger’s Bar: 363 Fifth Ave. (between 5th & 6th St.) (718) 788-0924
“Brooklyn’s neighborhood pub for all the peeps, 365 gay days a year”
link Good Judy: 563 Fifth Ave. (15th St.)
inclusive queer bar, lounge, and piano bar

Prospect Heights

link Branded Saloon: 603 Vanderbilt Ave. (Bergen St.) (718) 484-8704
Western bar & restaurant celebrating cowboy culture



link Albatross: 36-19 24th Ave. (37th St.) (718) 204-9707
Neighborhood LGBTQ bar featuring karaoke nights, drag nights and BINGO.

link Icon: 31-84 33rd St. (between Broadway & 31st Ave.) (347) 808-7592
upscale gay ultra lounge & nightclub

Jackson Heights

link Friends Tavern: 78-11 Roosevelt Ave. (78th St.) (718) 397-7256
the oldest gay bar in Queens
link Hombres Lounge: 85-28 37th Ave. (between 85th & 86th St.) (718) 930-0886
Latin gay lounge with a Manhattan vibe

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