We know that you know all about Hell’s Kitchen, where you can basically fall into a gay bar, but the LGBTQ scene is hardly limited to one 'hood. From Downtown dives to patios across the river, here's our lineup of the best of New York City's gay nightlife.
The OG of NYC: The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St, Manhattan
Hailed as one of the birthplaces of the gay rights movement, this West Village stalwart hasn’t lost its luster. It's a great spot, whether you’re looking for drag, bingo, karaoke, or just a good ol' dance party, and no matter if you want weekday drinks in the neighborhood or a Saturday night destination spot, Stonewall has a little something for everyone.
Best Tuesday turn-up: Strut at ACME
9 Great Jones St, Manhattan
Before ILoveMakonnen started going up on a Tuesday, Westgay did. And now that Westgay is closed, a new player has entered the coveted Tuesday night slot: Strut. Rembrandt Duran -- one of New York’s hottest new it boys! He’s really it!! -- leads the way on this weekly party featuring big names in fashion, art, and nightlife. It's located in the basement of ACME restaurant, and the speakeasy vibe is as stylish as the crowd. Get there early -- there will definitely be a line.