Best Make-Out Bar for Gay Men (2008)


With its frosted-glass facade and neon-flanked couches, West Side boy bar XL looks like a nightclub scene from some '80s Tom Cruise vehicle. "What hell hath brought this interior scheme to three dimensions?" you ask. The benefits of lounging in such odious surroundings soon become apparent, though, as you get cozier with your drinking partner. Sidle up on the suede seating and put on some moves: One of your arms finds a comfy nook on the recessed wooden panel behind you, making tongue-hockey sessions a breeze—genius! The bar's bathroom facilitates naughtier forms of flirting, with urinals (replete with fish tanks) that allow patrons to get a full view on things, stalls that lock, and metal toilets straight out of Oz.


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >