In the late 1960', New York City experienced a large number of stonewall riots in the center of Greenwich Village. These riots were the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Now in 2015, New York communities such as West Village, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen provide an absolutely fabulous gay-friendly atmosphere. Along with gay friendly communities, there is a wide variety of gay bars and night clubs for everyone to enjoy. If you are feeling up to exploring the city of New York, there are also numerous LGBT landmarks for you to check out including Christopher Street, Harvery Milk School, Lesbian Herstory Archives and of course, the one and only Broadway.
Where to Stay in New York City
POD 51 Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
New York Palace
Trump International Hotel and Tower
The St. Regis
The Hotel at Times Square
Gramercy Park Hotel
The New Yorker Wyndham Hotel
Yotel New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
Best Gay Bars in New York City
Therapy is a very stylish gay bar that offers access to all gays and lesbians. Remember to bring your best attire.
2. Flaming Saddles Saloon:
An amazing wild west themed saloon where gay men can get together and enjoy excellent priced drinks.
This industrial-chic gay bar is located at 52nd St. and is one of the most popular gay bars in the area.
4. The Cock:
The Cock is one of New York City's oldest gay bars and is considered to be in the 'dive' category.
5. Pieces Gay Bar:
Pieces Gay Bar is another long running bar in New York CIty that is located on the historic Christopher Street.
This popular gay bar is filled with a variety of communist decorations.
7. Avenue Hotel:
This N' That offers a large crowd and different varity of shows including the greatest drag shows in the area.
8. The Boiler Room:
Your casual neighborhood gay bar.
9. BPM Night Club:
A gay night club with a very large dance floor.