Club Lambda Brooklyn
Black-owned gay bars in NYC are hard to come by, inspiring husband-and-husband business partners Charles Hughes and Richard Solomon to step up and fill in the gap. They started by opening Lambda Lounge in Harlem—which is also on this list—and after finding success, decided to expand their operations to Brooklyn. Ahead of Pride Month, Club Lambda BK began welcoming visitors to experience safety, inclusivity, and unfiltered joy in the heart of East Williamsburg’s nightclub scene. The new location is dark and sleek, with pops of neon color, and features a beautiful sunroom that allows some natural light in before dark.