Secret Lounge

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Secret Lounge Secret Lounge is a hip-hop heavy gay club in New York's Chelsea district styled after a bordello. Spice up the gay New York night at Party Earth. New York United States 40.75202 -74.002748
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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... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    1, 2, 3: 34th Street-Penn Station / 7th Avenue
    A, C, E: 34th Street-Penn Station / 8th Avenue

  • Phone:

    212-268-5580

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Tu, Th, Sa 10pm–4am, F, Su 11pm–4am
    Private events on M, W are sometimes open to the public

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Secret Lounge Review

The Scene

Secret Lounge is a hip-hop heavy gay club in New York's Chelsea district styled after a bordello. Spice up the gay New York night at Party Earth.

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 the single room venue, a space lined with tufted sofas and bulbous Victorian couch islands where muscular hunks and young clubbers can take a quick break from the tiny smoke- and laser-filled dance floor.

Although the nightly DJs occasionally stray into Top 40, the focus is clearly on bumping rap mixes that prompt plenty of booty shaking, whether by the hunky wallflowers cooing at the gym rats or by all the ladies in mini dresses who know they can get as freaky as they want without anybody hitting on them.

Bartenders at the bar in back sling a lot of the venue’s signature cocktail – a Strawberry Long Island – although they have to make room for the thong-clad house dancers who regularly turn the bar into a platform as they gyrate and stuff hard-earned dollars into non-existent pockets.

(One of them may, or may not, be wearing a strap-on.)

Loud, proud, and fun all night, Secret Lounge is a cool and intimate spot for Chelsea’s gay and gay-loving partiers who like their nights extra-spicy.

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Tip from Emma:

Tired of dancing to nothing but techno at the gay clubs? This is your place! Plus you get house dancers in little pants shaking it on the bar for money!

  • Crowd

    Gay dance hunks, young club rats, booty-shaking straight girls, and gym addicts, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Hip-hop, Top 40, and dance music spun by various DJs. Live male dancers.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No regular food, though venue does host special catered parties. Club can be booked for private events.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $5+, sometimes free before midnight. Beer $6–$7, wine $9–$12, cocktails $6–$12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Club attire: tight shirts, nice jeans, fly kicks, dancing shoes, bling, sexy dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays through Sundays from 10pm to midnight to avoid the cover and relax before the crowds flood in, or after midnight to get busy on the dance floor.

  • Close By

    Eagle Bar NYC (554 West 28th) is another happening gay hotspot that’s all about the leather.

Secret Lounge User Reviews

Average rating:
One of--if not THE--Best Hip Hop Gay Spots in Town
DeShaun A. Apr 25, 2013
Urban gay clubs can sometimes be hard to come by, but once you stumble upon Secret Lounge, you will find possibly one of the best times you can ever have in the city. Secret Lounge is definitely no secret to the African American/Latino gay culture, and for great reason. From Friday to Sunday, you can go here for some of the best Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae music where you can dance and sweat your life away. The DJ at Secret surely knows what he's doing when it comes to mixing the hottest tunes flawlessly, no matter what night you decide to drop in. Jam packed with guys--even the occasional girl--from wall to wall, scantily clad go go dancers, and a bar that serves pretty decent drinks (which are hard to come by in most places), the lounge starts and ends on a great note. Not to mention, you can't beat the free before midnight entrance, and even if the clock strikes twelve you won't break your pockets in order to enter.
Super gay. In a good way!
Chris K. Nov 20, 2012
Secret Lounge is sometimes sold as a speakeasy of sorts, and that's inaccurate--though its location and strictly-monitored door do make it secret in a way, the club itself has no 1920s-style furnishings and isn't terribly hard to find. What is the secret is how totally nutzo things get here after dark. Once the bar is sufficiently packed with dancing hard-bodied dudes, many of the quiet laid-back guys you were just talking to at the bar will yank off their clothes, leap onto the counter and begin undulating in a thong for the amusements of the crowds below. That's when the real dancing starts. While less campy than the traditional city gay club, this place is as intense and dirty as it comes.
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