So much more diverse and multi-faceted these days, gay New York really has blossomed and become a world unto itself in recent years. We assume you want a range of offerings for your rainbow pilgrimage.
NYC Pride Fest includes events through June 30th, culminating in the most exciting parade of the year! There are always a multitude of events, so make sure to visit the official Pride Week website. Beginning with the opening rally and ending with the dance on the pier, Pride W...Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village (42nd Street to Christopher Street)
Possibly the best store in New York for top-end cosmetics, with a great selection of creams, shampoos, facial and body products. Service is outstanding and the staff is eager to please in finding you the right products.177 7th Ave
Essentially the butchest and manliest outfitters in town, you'll find no shortage of leather and fetish gear here.111 Christopher Street
This incredible block-long marketplace was the former home of the National Biscuit Company, birthplace of the Oreo Cookie. More recently, the Food Network, Oxygen Network, and NY1 News have firmly placed it on the map with their live broadcasts. But you visit for the retailers, w...75 Ninth Avenue (West 16th and West 17th Streets)
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (22 blocks) abandoned elevated railway, that stretches from the Hudson Rail Yard at 34th Street down through the West Chelsea gallery neighborhood where it continues on to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking district. It has recently been develo...West 30th Street to Gansevoort Street (bet 10th and 11th Avenues)
The mission of The Joyce Theater Foundation is to serve and support the art of dance and choreography, to promote the richness and variety of the art form in its fullest expression, and to enhance the public interest in, and appreciation of, dance and the allied arts of music, de...175 Eighth Avenue (corner of 19th Street)
One of New York's best-known neighborhoods, Greenwich Village (often simple, "the Village") is also one of the city's oldest, having become a village of its own in 1712 (under the impossibly Seussian name of "Grin'wich"). As is always the case in New York City, there's contentio...
This Apple Store is less hectic than the Fifth Avenue Store and a bit more sedate than the Prince Street store in SoHo, but with the same great Genius service and awesome Apple products.401 West 14th Street (Ninth Avenue)
As New York City's premier LGBT film organization, NewFest empowers, educates, entertains, and provokes the culturally rich and diverse communities of the greater metropolitan region. Through our annual film festival and year-round programming, NewFest showcases international, US...68 Jay St
This vibrant off-off-Broadway theater always has an intriguing production going on, and its historic Greenwich Village location makes it a great venue for watching drama.121 Christopher St
A great Hell's Kitchen location plus winning crowd and no attitude make this a super GLBT destination.405 W 51st St
A great selection of gifts, cards, books, magazines plus a back room stocked full of stuff every gay man needs to have.192 8TH AVE
In this sleek and stylish space you'll find a great crowd, plus a really cool frozen-ice bar that makes you want to try one or more of the various vodka concoctions you'll see above the bar. What's prettier here—the crowd or the drinks? Tough to say.331 West 51st Street (8th & 9th Avenues)
This incredibly swinging bar always has great beers on tap, songs on the jukebox, and hotties wandering around the pool table. Check it out!447 East 13th Street
The Soviet Union lives on—or has been revived, at least—at the former Wonder Bar. A smallish temple of cameraderie, or should we say comrade-rie?505 East 6th Street (Avenue A)
Over 50 years on the spot, and at the epicenter of historic Stonewall, the Duplex is both piano bar and cabaret. Whether a happy hour drink or an evening show, the Duplex has something for everyone, and at rather reasonable prices.61 Christopher Street (Seventh Ave. South)
Friendly and approachable gay crowd, minus the attitude of Chelsea bars. Happy hour cruising and striking decor. It's the place where Hell's Kitchen meets the sexy biz-class Europeans and midtown-smitten tourists waiting for layovers to begin and end.401 West 47th Street
Barracuda remains a perennial Chelsea favorite, not least due to its continuously-changing decor. A long sleek bar gives way to a lounge with pool table at back, and drag shows are offered five nights weekly (Sundays through Thursdays). The shows feature incredible talent, and fr...275 West 22nd Street (Eighth Avenue)
A really luxe two-story bar with hip decor and tranquil blonde wood, lots of cuties from Midtown and beyond hang out here for happy hour, exciting therapeutic cocktails and the evening shows. Favorite cutie Scott Nevins hosts a variety of events, and beloved drag queen divas make...348 West 52nd Street (Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
A relative newcomer to the Chelsea scene, XES has both a bar and lounge area, as well as crucial backyard patio for outdoor drinking and smoking. With happy hour specials, free evening shows (think drag) and an exceptionally friendly staff, it's a nice neighborhood place to hang ...157 West 24th Street (Seventh Avenue)
Once a mixed, low-income neighborhood on the West Side, Chelsea has become a focal point for artists and galleries. It has a wide reputation as Manhattan's gay mecca, and while that has historically been true, rising acceptance of the gay lifestyle—and soaring rents—has led to a ...
This bar and restaurant at the Maritime Hotel features sumptuous wooden banquettes and a large, curving bar spanning one wall, is a great place to meet for a drink or to hold an early cocktail event. But beware! After 8 p.m. and on weekends, the place is utterly packed and gettin...The Maritime Hotel<BR>88 9th Ave
Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemia...
Brought to you by a defector from the (in)famous Magnolia Bakery, here you will find a dizzying array of gaudily-frosted cakes and cupcakes and enough sugar to achieve nirvana. Lovely wallpaper and jaunty tables make the eat-in experience even more dizzyingly cute. For those c...184 Ninth Ave (West 21st Street)
Known as "Clinton" by the municipal government and devotees of former mayor DeWitt Clinton and as "Hell's Kitchen" by Daredevil and everyone else, this area of Midtown West is currently experiencing rapid (re)development. Spanning roughly from West 34th to 59th Streets and from ...400 West 46th Street
The Meatpacking District owes its name to the meat distribution companies that once dominated the area. While some meatpacking houses still exist, nowadays you are more likely to find meat of the celebrity variety, twirling around the Bermuda Triangle of SoHo House, Spice Market,...
Christopher Street haunt with a distinctly gay vibe, for all the right reasons.115 Christopher Street