Gay Bars NYC

Gay Bars in NYC
One of the most famous gay bars NYC is the Stonewall Inn.

One of the most famous gay bars NYC is the Stonewall Inn.

Gay bars NYC are an important part of gay culture in New York City. Whether you're looking for a casual, no-frills bar, a hip, lively club, or someplace in between, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Scroll below to read about some of our favorite gay bars in NYC!

One of the most famous gay bars NYC is the Stonewall Inn. This iconic gay bar, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, was the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots that ignited the gay liberation movement. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000, the Stonewall Inn boasts cheap drinks, great music, a hopping dance floor, and a casual, lively bar atmosphere. The bar is open until 4am!

Julius NYC is one of the oldest continuously operating gay bars in the U.S.

Julius NYC is one of the oldest continuously operating gay bars in the U.S.

Another cool gay bar NYC with a lot of history is Julius NY. Before the Stonewall riots of 1969, a "sip-in" was staged at Julius by members of the Mattachine Society to protest injustice to gays (in the late '60s, gays were denied service at bars on the assumption that they were "disorderly"). The "sip-in" was a success and prompted many other gay bars in NYC, such as the Stonewall Inn NY, to serve gay clientele.

To celebrate the success of this movement, Julius NY now holds a monthly party called "Mattachine" that runs as late as 4am. If you like inexpensive NY drinks, dive bars, and gay culture, you're sure to love this hidden gem. Don't miss out on half-price beers during happy hour, Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 9pm.

Once the night is coming to an end and the bar is closing, look for a room at one of our favorite gay friendly NYC hotels! Many of them offer great NYC hotel deals and packages to make your stay even better!

Gay bars have been a part of NYC for over 50 years

Gay bars have been a part of NYC for over 50 years

Looking for fun lesbian bars NYC? The Cubby Hole is the place for you!

Located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, this trendy, inviting, and popular lesbian bar in NYC is known for its nightly drink specials, classic jukebox, and eccentric, multicultural decor. Visit on a weekend to mingle with the singles; drop by on a weeknight to relax and chat up the locals. One thing's for certain: you can expect great service and lots of fun!

Want more information on gay and lesbian nightlife in NYC? Check out our Gay and Lesbian Nightlife in New York page!

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The Cubby Hole

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2. Stonewall Inn

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3. Julius Bar

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4. Pieces Bar NYC

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5. Rush NYC

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6. The Box NYC

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7. The New York Night Life Parties

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Many gay bars in NYC have special theme nights

Many gay bars in NYC have special theme nights

Want to find some hip gay clubs NYC? Allow us to make a few recommendations. For starters, you might try visiting Rush New York. This popular NYC club, one of only a few 18+ gay clubs NYC, is small and loud and perfect for party nights. Don't miss out on $5 Fridays!

Another fun party destination in New York City is Eastern Bloc. One of the most popular gay clubs NYC, Eastern Bloc, located in the East Village, features go-go boys, strong drinks, and sexy decor. At this cool bar in NY, you'll enjoy drinking, dancing to contemporary music, and making new friends.

Many gay bars NYC, such as the Cubby Hole NYC, feature jukeboxes

Many gay bars NYC, such as the Cubby Hole NYC, feature jukeboxes

When you visit New York City, you'll find it's easy to feel like you belong. Besides countless NYC restaurants and beautiful NYC attractions, you'll find numerous bars that cater specifically to the LGBT community. We recommend beginning your night on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, where you'll find the majority of gay bars NYC. Bear in mind that the party doesn't usually begin until after 1am.

To read more about gay clubs NYC, gay bars NYC, and lesbian bars NYC, visit our Gay and Lesbian Bars in New York City page. Find more NYC nightlife, including bars, clubs, lounges, and comedy clubs, here at our NYC Nightlife page.