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This relaxed neighborhood bar draws a mixed group of lesbians, most of who seem more interested in making friends than meeting lovers. The jukebox plays Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin and the Indigo Girls and there is always a wait for the pool table. Many straight woman stop by, knowing they can enjoy a drink without being bothered by an annoying drunken man (or woman). Henrietta Hudson's hosts live music every Wednesday and Sunday.
Launched in 1971, The Monster has seen many celebs gracing its premises and also has been a location for many television series. Spread across two levels, the first one is a piano bar while downstairs is the nightclub where you can dance away till wee hours of the morning. This affable gay spot is done up with movie posters and advertisements. From drag shows and go-go boys to happy hours, there is plenty of entertainment going on at this dual establishment.
This more than a decade-old bar is popular with NYC's LGBT community, mainly due to its great ambiance, rooftop deck and classic leather bar vibe. It is acclaimed as one of the best leather bars in New York City. The ambiance is comfortable and friendly, and there are pool tables too for those in the mood for games. The venue also boasts a rooftop bar called The Rooftop Deck that is great in summer. The bar is especially renowned for its annual 'Mr Eagle' competition.
One of the most popular gay bars in Hell's Kitchen, Industry Bar is located on 52nd Street. The vibrant, colorful place is best known for the burlesque performances of Sherry Vine. Every night there's something new brewing – Mondays are Diva Nights, Tuesdays Cocktail specials. Open all week, the party here goes on till wee hours on morning. The bartenders are friendly, the drinks are stiff and the ambiance is half a measure short of a carnival. Drop by for a fun time!
The Flaming Saddles Saloon, voted as one of the best country gay bars in the city, offers a world of fun. In keeping with its western theme, the bar features food items such as chili and sliders, among others, with beer making up most of the beverage list; although cocktails and sangria also feature on the menu. The ambiance is one of a never-ending party, with everyone, including the bartenders, dancing to the groovy music.