Party Earth Review The first entirely “green” club in New York, Greenhouse is a sprawling dance venue and lounge whose ever-changing lineup of DJs and musical genres attracts everyone from fashionable club kids on hip-hop nights, affluent hipsters on the weekends, and a gay-and-more scene for wild parties featuring performers, drag queens ... more
150 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Party Earth Review A sleek hotspot known for its exuberant parties, Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge is a lively gay bar and lounge that brings an air of luxury and excitement to Hell’s Kitchen. Modern yet sensual, the space is done up completely in white, from the polished walls and plush high-backed chairs to the glossy bar, where well-dressed older ... more
642 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Party Earth Review Styled after a bordello and hidden behind an unassuming pair of industrial doors, Secret Lounge is a small, hip-hop heavy gay club-cum-speakeasy that attracts a regular clientele of African American and Latino men – as well as the folks of every other race/persuasion/gender who love them. Rich flocked wallpaper covers ... more
525 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
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.