Now more than ever, the importance of the gay bar cannot be overstated. As President Obama put it, these gathering places are for more than "to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live—it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights. Lucky for us, the city is packed with a variety of LGBTQ bars as unique and diverse as the community itself. There are plenty of places to soak in some herstory, belt out showtunes alongside a handsome pianist or add a few new stains to an already questionable couch. Not sure where to start?
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Since , we've been serving our community. We open every night at 5pm for good times in Hell's Kitchen! Come early for Happy Hour specials, come late for nightly DJ's. Like us on Facebook to get the current rundown. Our bartending team creates some clever concoctions. Our kitchen offers a great menu of shareable treats. Sit back, relax and satisfy your hunger and your thirst.
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That's what New York offers gay visitors. Rich with the history of Stonewall, a lively LGBT community and the fabulosity of being the city that never sleeps, New York is so full of options it can be overwhelming. Don't fret, it is not hard to plan the perfect queer-tinerary of the Big Apple. Seven days a week you can find what, and possibly who, you're after no matter where you hang out on the continuum.