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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.
The Eagle is a dream come true for the LGBT community with funky DJs playing cool music and hunky barmen doling out drinks. It is a leather bar and is highly acclaimed as one of the best in New York City. The ambiance is comfortable and friendly, with really hot men (gay mostly) drinking and dancing. The venue also boasts a rooftop bar called The Rooftop Deck that is great in summer. There are pool tables too for those in the mood for games. Cigar events take place regularly.
The Ritz situated in the popular West 46th Street is a gay-friendly nightclub with talented DJs performing in two floors setting the mood for a night full of fun and party. Talented dancers and drag performers entertain the patrons at this nightclub with their stellar performances. A diverse range of drinks being served at The Ritz adds fun and life to your party and make your visit memorable. This amazing nightclub stands as the pride of the LGBTQ+ community in the city.
Therapy is the cool and chilled out lounge set in a former carriage house, but it surely exudes style and warmth. After a day filled with traffic woes and office deadlines, all you need is good music, delicious food and your favorite drink. Gorge on the chicken sandwich or the Therapy Burger and enjoy the shows. Catch the 'Comedy Hour' show and you will forget all your tensions and worries. Truly a hip and happening place always buzzing with enthusiastic crowd.
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 the best country gay bar, offers a world of fun with cute dancing bartenders performing to the music and to the crowds. This nightclub has a Western theme, hence the country music. The food consists of chili and sliders, and beer makes up most of the beverage list, though cocktails and sangria also feature on the menu. The happy hour deals drive one crazy with their cheap prices. The ambiance is one of a never ending party with everyone dancing to the grooving music, and heart-stoppingly handsome gay men hanging out together.