Brooklyn Gay Bars

Brooklyn Gay Bars

In Brooklyn and looking for some inspiration for a night out? Check out our list of the best gay bars in the area.

Hell's Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen is a supremely cool district near Broadway that is home to many of NYC’s best gay bars, including Therapy and Industry.
Industry
Today: Hi-D with Hibiscus & Inita D - Every Monday
Tomorrow: Sister Sister - Every Tuesday
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355 West 52nd Street, New York City, USA

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3.2
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Based on 18 votes

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4 Star Winner

Industry is one of Hell's Kitchen's hottest gay venues. With nightly shows, it has been dubbed as "New York's best gay bar" by New York Magazine, Get Out Magazine, and more. Industry Bar is cash only, though there are 2 ATMs onsite.

 

Industry has a busy after-work scene as well as a nightly happy hour. Particularly busy at the weekends, this 4,000 ft² gay bar is usually full of handsome gay men.

Nearest station: 50th Street

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Bar

Weekday: 6:00pm - 4:00am

Weekend: 6:00pm - 4:00am

Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

HARDWARE Bar
Today: Broadway Mondays - Every Monday
Tomorrow: Drag Swap - Every Tuesday
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697 10th Avenue, New York City, USA

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4.5
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Based on 2 votes

Gay-owned & managed bar & lounge in Hell's Kitchen. HARDWARE features some of the best DJs in NYC and entertaining drag queens, both local and guests.

Located in midtown Manhattan. Open 7 days a week. Happy hour, 2 PM to 8 PM (Monday-Friday) and Skinny Brunch, 2 PM to 8 PM (Saturday-Sunday).

Features:
Bar
Dancing
Drag Shows
Music

Weekday: 2 PM - 4 AM

Weekend: 2 PM - 4 AM

Last updated on: 22-Oct-2023

Townhouse Bar
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236 E 58th Street, New York City, USA

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3.2
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Based on 26 votes

This classy gay cocktail bar that has been at the heart of New York's gay scene for 25+ years.

The Townhouse has 3 bars and features nightly piano shows by New York's best performers. There is regular live music and events, often centred around Broadway tunes.

The bar attracts maturer mixed crowd and the 'Men At Work' type - so don't show up in leather shorts and a vintage Madonna vest. Dress smart casual, though a jacket is not required.

Nearest station: Lexington Ave / 59th Street

Features:
Bar
Live music

Weekday: 4 PM to 4 AM

Weekend: 4 PM to 4 AM

Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

Barracuda Lounge
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275 W 22nd Street, New York City, USA

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4.5
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Based on 2 votes

A much loved gay bar in New York since 1995. Back then, Barracuda was known as a den of Bohemia - the kind of place where you'd see Eartha Kitt or Nathan Lane and where Broadway celebs would jump onstage and sing a cappella.

Today, Barracuda is still going strong, with very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, hosted by some New York's drag luminaries like Sherry Vine and actress Candis Cayne.

Note: The place is small, but that's part of its charm.

Nearest station: 23rd Street

Features:
Bar
Drag Shows
Music

Weekday: 4pm-4am

Weekend: 4pm-4am

Last updated on: 8-Aug-2023

Lucky Cheng's
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605 W 48th St, New York City, USA

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Lucky Cheng's is the original home of the drag dinner. It's been going since 1993 and it's something of an establishment on New York's gay scene. Enjoy a three-course meal as top drag queens lip-synch for their lives.

You can also try their famous high heel shoe desert, the world's campest sweet. There's nothing quite like a pink chocolate shoe filled with strawberries and cream.

Lucky Cheng's is only open at weekends in the evenings.

Nearest station: 50 Street Subway

Features:
Bar
Dancing
drag
Music
Restaurant

Weekend: Friday and Saturday nights only

Last updated on: 8-Aug-2023

    9th Avenue Saloon
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    656 9th Ave, New York City, USA

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    The 9th Avenue Saloon is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ bars in New York City and has been serving the LGBTQ+ community for over 40 years.  A Hell's Kitchen landmark, it’s the perfect spot to grab a cocktail before heading on to your next venue.

    Last updated on: 22-May-2023

    Boxers Hell's Kitchen
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    735 gTH AVE, New York City, USA

    3.7
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    Based on 3 votes

    America's premier gay sports bar has arrived in the decidedly decadent streets of Hell's Kitchen. A bastion of LGBTQ+ nightlife, Boxer's is the place to go for sports screenings, live performances and a rolling calendar of events and themed nights.

    Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm - 2am; Fri: 4pm - 4am

    Weekend: Sat: 1pm - 4am; Sun: 1pm - 2am

    Last updated on: 5-Sep-2023

    Flaming Saddles NYC
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    793 9th Avenue, New York City, USA

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    3.2
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    Based on 6 votes

    A fun gay bar in Hell's Kitchen, New York. This cowboy-themed bar was designed to look like a Wild West saloon - think "Coyote Ugly" but with male bartenders.

    Aside from the hot barmen dancing on the bar top, Flaming Saddles also serves great cocktails with regular drink deals - Happy Hour 3pm-9pm. Only cash is accepted.

    If you're in Los Angeles, check out its sister branch - Flaming Saddles WeHo.

    Nearest station: 50th Street

    Features:
    Bar
    Music

    Weekday: 3pm – 4am

    Weekend: 2pm - 4am

    Last updated on: 8-Aug-2023

    The Toolbox Bar
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    1742 2nd Ave, New York City, USA

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    The Toolbox Bar is a long-standing gay dive bar, located in the Upper East Side.

    The Toolbox hosts a range of popular events, including drag performances, karaoke, bingo, and other live entertainment. Check out their website for more information.

    Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm - 2am Fri: 4pm - 4am

    Weekend: Sat-Sun: 3pm - 4am

    Last updated on: 5-Sep-2023

    Rise Bar
    Today: Messy Mondays - Every Monday
    Tomorrow: Cut Throat Karaoke - Every Tuesday
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    859 9th Ave, New York City, USA

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    Rise is a laid back gay bar in Hell's Kitchen a few blocks away from Flaming Saddles and Industry. The space is fairly small and the decor is understated. A swirling glitterball does, however, add rather a dash of camp.

    Rise Bar is proof that you can't have enough gay bars in Hell's Kitchen. It's usually busy and the crowd is mixed though mostly gay men.

    There are regular events such as karaoke nights, Drag Race screenings and late night dancing at weekends. If you're feeling thirsty head to Thirsty Thursdays for an evening of hot men and hot music.

    Nearest station: 50 Street Subway

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Karaoke
    Music

    Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-2am

    Weekend: Fri-Sat: 3pm-4pm Sun: 3pm-2am

    Last updated on: 8-Aug-2023

    Atlas Social Club
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    753 9th Ave, New York City, USA

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    A neighborhood gay bar in Hell's Kitchen, Atlas Social Club is well worth a visit. Cher and Anderson Cooper have been spotted at Atlas Social Club. As with most Hell's Kitchen gay bars, expect very hot bartenders.

    Features:
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    Weekday: Mon-Fri: 4pm-4am

    Weekend: Sat-Sun: 4pm-4am

    Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

    Ritz Bar and Lounge
    Today: Fiesta do Funk - Every Monday
    Tomorrow: Papito Tuesday - Every Tuesday
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    369 W 46th St, New York City, USA

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    Ritz Bar and Lounge is a swanky gay bar in Hell's Kitchen with a nautical theme. It has two bars, a backyard patio and a street-facing patio. It's been one of the best hotspots in Hell's Kitchen since 2006.

    There are nightly DJs and regular drag shows. The lineup changes night by night so check their socials for more info.

    Features:
    Bar

    Weekday: Mon-Fri: 4pm-4am

    Weekend: Sat-Sun: 4pm-4am

    Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

    East Village

    Adjacent to Greenwich Village, East Village is known for its nightlife and trendy restaurants. It's the former stomping ground of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
    The Phoenix
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    447 E 13th Street, New York City, USA

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    Based on 5 votes

    A gay institution of New York's East Village for two decades. The Phoenix bar & nightclub (formerly called "The Bar") attracts a youthful, trendy crowd.

    The Phoenix hosts regular events, themed nights, live music, dance parties with DJ's and go-go dancers. The bar's jukebox is packed with banging pop hits. Check their Facebook for event details.

    Nearest station: 1st Avenue

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Live music
    Music

    Weekday: 3pm-4am

    Weekend: 3pm-4am

    Last updated on: 24-Nov-2023

    Club Cumming
    Tomorrow: The Curfew Show - Every Tuesday
    Tomorrow: The Jazz Collective - Every Tuesday
    Tomorrow: Make It with Brini Maxwell - Every Tuesday
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    505 E 6th Street, New York City, USA

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    2.6
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    Based on 7 votes

    Gay-popular bar & entertainment venue, Club Cumming, owned by actor Alan Cumming, features a range of disreputable performance artists every night of the week.

    This former gay dive bar has been refashioned as a Weimar cabaret joint for the 21st-century, and still still attracts a large 'alternative' queer crowd.

    As quirky venues in New York begin to disappear, it's nice to see some remnants of Bohemia. The bar gets busiest around midnight. Check their website for event details.

    Nearest station: Broadway-Lafayette

    Features:
    Bar
    Cabaret Shows
    Dancing
    Live music
    Music

    Weekday: 6pm-4am

    Weekend: Sat: 4pm-4am Sun: 5pm-4am

    Last updated on: 7-Nov-2023

    NO BAR
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    The Standard, 25 Cooper Sq, New York City, USA

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    NO BAR is a gay bar in the East Village with snazzy decor and artworks by Dachi Cole. The cocktails are pretty impressive. NYC has long been in need to of a gay bar that specialises in cocktails!

    It was opened by Angela Dimayuga, an influential figure in NYC's restaurant scene.

    There are regular drag shows and club nights. You can eat, wine and dine, watch Drag Race... what more could you need?

    Nearest station: Astor Pl

    Features:
    Bar
    Cocktails
    Music

    Weekday: Wed - Thurs: 5 PM - 2 AM; Fri: 5 PM - 3 AM

    Weekend: Sat: 5 PM - 3 AM; Sun: 3 PM - 12 MN

    Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

    Nowhere Bar
    Today: Macho Monday - Every Monday
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    322 E 14th Street, New York City, USA

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    3.8
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    Based on 5 votes

    Laid-back basement gay bar in NYC's East Village. Nowhere has an unpretentious vibe and serves reasonably priced drinks.

    The crowd is mixed though mostly gay. If you describe yourself as "non-scene" on Grindr, you'll do well here. It's a no attitude, no ageism bar.

    Nowhere hosts regular themed nights with DJ's, go-go dancers and cruisey dark room. Not really a place for dancing, but great for socialising.

    Nearest station: 1st Avenue

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Music

    Weekday: 4pm-2am

    Weekend: 3pm-4am

    Last updated on: 29-Aug-2023

    Greenwich Village

    Greenwich Village was once the Bohemian and artistic hub of New York. Soaring property prices now have made it far more upmarket. Home to 'The Stonewall Inn', possibly the most famous gay bar on earth, the area remains a favorite hangout for the local LGBT community.
    The Stonewall Inn
    Today: PIANO BAR - Every Monday
    Tomorrow: PIANO BAR - Every Tuesday
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    53 Christopher Street , New York City, USA

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    2.8
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    Iconic gay bar in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Inn was raided by police in June 1969, but the patrons that night fought back, kickstarting the gay liberation movement.

    As the birthplace of gay Pride, The Stonewall remains the most famous LGBT bar in America. The venue hosts themed parties, karaoke nights, drag shows and various weekly/monthly events - check their Facebook page for details.

    Nearest station: Christopher Street Station

    Features:
    Bar
    Drag Shows
    Karaoke
    Live music
    Music

    Weekday: 2pm-4am

    Weekend: 1pm-4am

    Last updated on: 12-Oct-2023

    Hangar Bar
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    115 Christopher St #1, New York City, USA

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    The Hangar Bar is located on Christopher Street of the West Village in New York City. It's a popular gay dive bar in the same district as the famous Stonewall Inn. They have frequent two for one drink offers.
    Features:
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    Weekday: 5pm-12am

    Weekend: 5pm-2am

    Last updated on: 3-Sep-2023

    Julius'
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    159 W 10th St, New York City, USA

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    The gay liberation movement may have begun at The Stonewall Inn but Julius' is the oldest gay bar in New York. The bar has been open since the mid-19th century. It became gay-popular in the 1960s.

    The Mattachine Society hosted a "sip-in" in 1966. Inspired by the civil rights movement, it was a protest against the State Liquor Authority's policy of removing licenses from bars that served LGBT people. It was one of the events that led to gay liberation.

    You can attend a Mattachine Night every Thursday at Julius' and experience a taste of New York's gay history.

    Nearest station: 9th Street

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Music

    Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-2am Friday: 4:00pm - 2am.

    Weekend: Saturday: 12 noon - 2 am Sunday: 12 noon - 12 am.

    Last updated on: 30-Aug-2023

    Marie's Crisis
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    59 Grove Street, New York City, USA

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    One of Greenwich Village's legendary gay venues. Marie's Crisis is known for its fun laid-back vibe where customers sing along to classic Broadway show tunes, accompanied by a live pianist.

    Frequented by musical theatre students and the occasional celebrities like Jimmy Fallon. Great place to enjoy music from Mary Poppins, The Lion King, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Aladdin, etc.

    The space is limited inside, so expect a queue.

    Nearest station: Christopher Street

    Features:
    Bar
    Live music
    Music

    Weekday: 4pm-4am

    Weekend: 4pm-4am

    Last updated on: 30-Aug-2023

    Pieces Bar
    Today: Drag Wars - Every Monday
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    8 Christopher Street, New York City, USA

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    3.3
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    Based on 7 votes

    Gay bar in Greenwich Village (since 1993). Pieces Bar features drag shows, competitions, games, sexy bartenders, party nights with DJ.

    Open daily 2pm-4am. Happy hour Monday-Friday (2pm-8pm). 21+ only.

    Nearest station: Christopher Street / Sheridan Square

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    Drag Shows
    Music

    Weekday: 2pm-4am

    Weekend: 2pm-4am

    Last updated on: 30-Aug-2023

    Chelsea

    Chelsea was New York's biggest 'gayborhood'until it was usurped by Hell's Kitchen. It's still, however, home to many of NYC's gay inhabitants, with fewer exclusively gay venues than it did in the past.
    BOXERS - Chelsea
    Today: Musical Mondays - Every Monday
    Tomorrow: Karaoke - Every Tuesday
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    37 W 20th Street, New York City, USA

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    Chelsea branch of New York's favorite gay sports bar. BOXERS features large TV screens, pool tables and a rooftop terrace (open in the summer).

    The hot bartenders (often shirtless) serve up drinks and pizzas in their boxers (as the name might suggest). The other BOXERS bar is located in Hell's Kitchen.

    Nearest station: 14th Street

    Features:
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    Music

    Weekday: 4pm-2am

    Weekend: 1pm-4am

    Last updated on: 28-Oct-2023

    REBAR Chelsea
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    225 W 19th Street, New York City, USA

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    3.4
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    Based on 17 votes

    Popular gay bar & nightclub in Chelsea. REBAR (formerly called "G Lounge") is a great place to drink, chat and dance the night away. There are two bars with plenty of seating areas.

    REBAR hosts various themed events, featuring drag shows, diva theatrics every weekend, Showtune Sundays, live DJ's and dance parties including the popular "BOYS" night.

    Features:
    Bar
    Dancing
    events
    Music

    Weekday: 4pm-1am

    Weekend: 4pm-1am

    Last updated on: 17-Sep-2023

    Midtown

    Midtown is the epicentre of Manhatten. Here you'll find many of New York's major hotels and top tourist attractions like The Rockefellers Centre and The Museum Of Modern Art.