Lambda Lounge

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New York
Oct 11, 2021

The 20 Best LGBTQIA+ Bars in NYC

Gay bars are scarce north of Hell’s Kitchen, which is why Harlem’s surviving queer jaunts are such important staples in New York’s LGBTQ+ community. Opened during the pandemic by the married couple behind Lambda Vodka, the Lambda Lounge aims to blend “downtown elegance” with “uptown swag.” The Black-owned bar achieves its goal with tufted leather sofas, exposed brick walls, and colorful mood lighting to complement its equally colorful signature cocktails. Happy hour from Tuesday through Friday offers buy one, get one drinks, and if you plan to arrive with a crowd, you can reserve a private section in advance to secure space.

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New York
Aug 2, 2021

Where to Grab a Drink in NYC Right Now

After launching the spirits brand Lambda Vodka together, the next joint venture for business partners and married couple, Charles Hughes and Richard Solomon, was opening Harlem’s only African-American owned lounge catering to LGBTQIA customers. Since opening last summer, its lounge concept has been a welcome addition to the NYC scene for both the LGBTQIA community, and those looking to hang out in a place that’s more than just a bar. Video game consoles, photo booths, and Jumbo Jenga will keep you entertained, in addition to sipping on signature cocktails like the For the Love of Lambda (Lambda Vodka, pomegranate, elderflower tonic) and Stay A While (whiskey, apricot brandy, prosecco). There’s also a two-for-one happy hour from Tuesdays to Fridays at 6 pm-10 pm.

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New York
Apr 7, 2021

15 Happy Hour Deals in NYC Worth Toasting To

When: Tue and Wed, 6 pm-11 pm, and Thu and Fri, 6 pm-9 pm
After launching the spirits brand Lambda Vodka together, the next joint venture for business partners and married couple, Charles Hughes and Richard Solomon, was opening Harlem’s only African-American owned lounge catering to LGBTQIA customers. Since debuting last July after a delay due to COVID-19, its lounge concept offerings have included video game consoles, photo booths, and Jumbo Jenga. Currently, on most weekdays, customers can kick back with a buy one, get one free drink deal for signature cocktails like The Hughes (cognac, cranberry, pineapple, cointreau) or the Stay A While (scotch, aperitif, apricot brandy, prosecco).

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