The fabulosity of Gay New York is unrivaled on Earth, and queer culture seeps into every corner of its five boroughs. This leads to the unusual position of many venues declaring themselves straight-friendly which we are absolutely living for. So, why not have a little fun…. Another aspect we loved in Gay NYC was discovering a local LGBT community infused with energy, passion and genuine excitement about the future — all this despite the best efforts of this current Trump era politics of hate and discrimination. From gender-bending drag, post-gay nightlife venues, queer arts festivals and one of the biggest Pride Festivals on Earth — there is never a boring minute in this trend-setting city with performances with their finger on the pulse of global queer culture, or more often setting it. For just one example, consider the House of Yes parties out in Brooklyn, one of the best things to do in the entire world right now, reviving the gritty NYC party scene with a sensory overload of the weird, wonderful, taboo and exotic.
The golden age of New York clubbing: 'We wanted to be part of something'
NYC Lounges: R - Z
Once a busy coffeehouse, this jazzy joint has attracted a crowd that loves the limelight. You'll come across luxuriously chic fireplaces and cabanas, as well as a list of delicious martinis and mojitos. Get ready to pose, strut and smile — and check out why The Abbey has gotten so much press. The mixed crowd at Akbar is trendy but not snobby, which comes as a relief to those who love its Moroccan-themed interior, cushy couches and laid-back vibe. Weekends boast a small but raucously raging dance floor. Los Angeles' premier leather bar, The Eagle doesn't play around when it comes to uninhibited, sexy fun. A popular hangout in L.
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There are few cities that can top New York City's nightlife. No matter what your sexuality is, there's a dance floor with your name on it. But for those looking to find people more like them, there are plenty of clubs in NYC that cater to the bisexual community and the greater LGBT community. Cubbyhole may be the most bisexual-friendly venue on the list. However, you will meet people of all sexual persuasions in the crowds at Cubbyhole.
In the spirit of gay rights , I bravely squeezed into my tightest pants, chapsticked my lips, and dragged my whiskey sour-drinking ass to as many self-identifying queer bars as one lightweight gay boy can. I wanted to make going out easier for you, dear queer, by ruling out the spots with watery well drinks, exorbitant cover charges, and predatory creeps. Also impressive? The Rosemont Williamsburg Late-night dancing on a quiet Brooklyn street In a neighborhood once dominated by Metropolitan , The Rosemont sprouted as a trendier alternative for Brooklynites to get their freak on.