NYC Gay Clubs Overview

Secret Lounge - Gay Club in NYC

You don’t know gay culture until you’ve been to the gay clubs in New York. Replete with all the energy, atmosphere, and straight-up sass you could ever desire, the Big Apple gay club scene is one of the world’s most exciting, proudly entrenched in the city’s psyche.

What makes New York gay clubs so charming is their perfect mix of tradition and variety. Sure, you’ll find wall-to-wall glitz décor, bass-heavy pop remixes, and toned gym rats at any gay dance party in this city, but the little differences are everything here. Greenhouse, a hipsterish downtown gay club, is the first environmentally conscious club in NYC; the Secret Lounge in Midtown has a shadowy speakeasy vibe, despite its thong-clad go-go dancers; Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge by Times Square adds a bit of Rat Pack-ish class to its drag nights; and Bedlam down in Alphabet City has men catwalking between rows of mounted heads and medical diagrams. All of these spaces maintain the high-energy atmosphere of the gay club scene, but do so in their own strange – one might even say queer – ways.

For a boys’ night out, a chance to brush shoulders with someone special, or just a fun night of drinking, NYC gay clubs stay fresh and original while remaining proud that their roots are showing.

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