Gay New York City
New York City – the most populous city in the USA, home to some of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs in the world.
Where to Stay?
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Time for a Drink!
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New York City Gay Bars
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New York City Gay Culture
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About New York City
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New York City has long been a magnet for LGBT+ people in America. It was and is the place to be. Since at least the end of WW2, New York is the city that embodies cultural dynamism. It’s a city full of happenings. It’s all about being there and being part of it. The sheer critical mass of people makes it a city of endless possibilities and excitement.
Living costs have skyrocketed in New York, making it an unviable option for many financially. The gentrification process has cleared out the crime but pushed up the rent. New York is now more suburbanized but it’s still the most exciting city in America and arguably the world.
New York has a huge gay scene. These days, most of the gay bars and clubs are centered around Hell’s Kitchen. You’ll also find gay scenes in Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Brooklyn.
Trending New York City Hotels
Hudson Hotel 4*
Near Central Park. Great value. Easy access to gay bars in Hell's Kitchen.
The Nomad Hotel 5*
Boho Style. Central.
Kimpton Muse Hotel 4*
In Midtown New York. Recently renovated. Popular with gay guests.
The James New York – SoHo 4*
Very central. Near the best shops, Greenwich Village gay scene.
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The Stonewall Inn
World Famous Gay Bar In Greenwich Village
The Eagle NYC
Popular Gay Fetish Bar In Chelsea
Busy gay club in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, New York.
Flaming Saddles NYC
Wild West style saloon with cowboy dancing bartenders
Showtune sing-a-long piano bar in Greenwich Village
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A much loved gay bar in New York since 1995. Back then, Barracuda was known as a den of Bohemia...
The Duplex is a historic theatre and piano bar in the heart of Greenwich Village. Long a...
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Oscar Wilde Tours
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Museum Of Sex
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