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Best Gay Bars In New York City

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Trying to find a new bar hangout but want to find something that's unique, fun, and gay friendly? Read below for the five best gay bars in New York City.

The Out NYC
510 w 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

The Out NYC is one of the hippest gay bars in the Big Apple. It's located at The Out Hotel, which has many amenities such as a nightclub, rooms and suites and a bar. It is located just a few minutes from Pier 84 and prides itself on its modern and chic décor. Be sure to check out the DIY Bloody Mary bar that has people talking. The service is great and it is located conveniently from Times Square.

348 W 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 397-1700

Therapy is the best place for those who like to party. This multi-leveled bar has several fun events, including DJs and drag shows. It can be found in the Midtown/Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan and is welcoming to both gay and straight people. Therapy is noted for its inexpensive drinks and unpretentious setting. The crowd tends to be a mix of age levels and the music is equally diverse.

Boxers Sports Bar
37 W 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-5082

Boxers is the place to be if you're looking for a gay bar that's more sports minded. By the city's standards, it's a large bar, with two levels and large televisions in almost every spot. The pizza and drink specials are what keep people coming back. On Saturday you can receive a free drink with your meal during brunch. Their happy hour is also one of the longest in New York City, so there's plenty of time to get your drink on.

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355 W 52nd St,
New York, NY 10019
(646) 476-2747

Industry is a popular go-to spot for the after work scene. It has a nightly happy hour and the interior is large and chic. It was voted the best gay bar by New York Magazine, Village Voice and others. The lively dance floor is Industry's best asset and part of why it's such a popular spot.

Flaming Saddles Saloon
793 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 713-0481

For something completely different Flaming Saddles is a Wild West-themed gay bar that has country western music and even dancing barkeeps. Village Voice also voted Flaming Saddles as on of the best gay bars. It's a popular spot for the young adult crowd and has great service and drag events. Do note that this bar is cash only.

Related: Guide To NYC Pride Week

Tracy lives in the downstate area of New York. Some might call her an avid graduation affectionate (MA, Fordham University & MLS, SUNY Buffalo). She'd say she's just waiting for the right degree to come along with a promise and a ring someday. Her work can be found on

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