If you're going to the City that Doesn't Sleep, here's where to spend your evenings:
53 Christopher St.
You can’t make a pilgrimage to the gay scene in New York City without paying homage to the place that sparked the gay rights movement. “The Place Where Pride Began” is now a pretty laid back bar with fun weekly events like drag bingo, strip karaoke, and a Friday night lesbian dance party. Come pay your respects.
The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret
61 Christopher St.
Let’s start with the outside. Located on the gayest block of the West Village, the patio at the Duplex is one of the best spots to watch the Pride parade marching down Christopher Street or to just do some fabulous people watching on a normal night. Inside this raucous and unpretentious gem, you’ll find the best talent in the city pouring their hearts out to Broadway sing-alongs or telling jokes on open mic comedy night. Every night is a party at the Duplex but leave your attitude at the door. Everyone is family here.
348 W 52nd St.
This gorgeous and spacious lounge is the quintessential Hell's Kitchen hot spot for a relaxed crowd. Therapy has it all: two levels for lounging or dancing, food, good cocktails, weekly events, and room to breathe.
157 W 24th St.
A relaxed bar in Chelsea with great Happy Hour deals and attentive and friendly bartenders. There's also an outdoor patio that's large enough to accommodate smokers and non-smokers who just want to enjoy a drink outdoors without inhaling fumes. Truth or Dare Karaoke also makes for a fun Sunday night.