2022: Manhattan Voted Barracuda Bar Best LGBTQ Bar!
275 W. 22nd St
One of the best LGBTQ+ bars in the city, Barracuda Bar provides a relaxed space for everyone to be themselves right in the heart of Chelsea! Always populated, but never overcrowded, this watering hole makes everyone feel safe, honored, loved and celebrated. With reasonably priced drinks, funky decor, this spot is perfect for singles looking to mingle, or groups looking to kick back with a fun night out! The bartenders are super friendly, there’s a daily happy hour, and DJs playing the best tunes you can think of. Come on down, and you’ll be sipping on a terrific drink selection while dancing away the night in no time!
2021: Manhattan Voted Cubbyhole Best LGBTQ Bar!
281 West 12th Street
(212) 243-9041 – www.cubbyholebar.com
One of only two lesbian bars left standing in New York City, Cubbyhole in the West Village is more than a bar: it’s an institution. It’s a place where the LGBTQ community feels safe, honored, loved and celebrated. When the bar shuttered for long stretches in 2020 due to the CIVID-19 pandemic, patrons held on to the hope and the knowledge that one Spring day it would reopen and welcome bar-goers into its open arms once again. Cubbyhole is now in full swing, taking into account all CDC guidelines and COVID restrictions and serving up frozen cocktails like margaritas and frose to those who enjoy. With an outdoor space for tables and room inside, Cubbyhole is ready for its fans to come back home!
2020: Manhattan Voted Uncle Charlie’s Piano Lounge Best LGBTQ Bar!
Uncle Charlie’s Piano Lounge
139 E 45th St
(646) 476-9532 – unclecharliesnyc.com
Spend an evening at Uncle Charlie’s Piano Lounge with great cocktails, food, live music and singing. The piano bar hosts amazing guest singers and pianists are talented as well. The bartenders are super friendly and daily happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. And if you’re a smoker, there’s an outdoor smoking patio open until 11 p.m. while you relax and chat with a friend. Overall, it’s a great fun place to kick back and relax or bring a date. At Uncle Charlie’s, the atmosphere is fun, friendly and warm with plenty of bar seating, plus several banquettes with table service on selected nights.