Best Fabulously Unfabulous Gay Bar (2011)

Nowhere Bar

Nowhere Bar could really be just about anywhere, with its unpretentiously comfortable Anytown, U.S.A., rec room feeling, straight out of the 19th century, decor-wise, but with a distinct hint of Twin Peaks-like eccentricity. The floors are wood, the walls are brick, and past the long bar and the single video screen (usually showing something wonderfully obscure and static), there's a pool table, a side alcove, and for even more privacy, a divey nook in the far back with a single strand of lights adorning the wall. The jukebox that's often off (in favor of DJ music) and the faux fireplace add to the down-home weirdness, which the neighborhood gays find heaven, from "Macho" Mondays to "Numbers" Saturdays and beyond. One of the best-known nights, "Buddies" Tuesdays, attracts "bears, cubs, admirers, and friends"—and sometimes those friends are even lesbians. Yes, this ultra-relaxed hangout usually gets an actual mix of LGBT people—so maybe it couldn't be just anywhere but the East Village. 322 East 14th Street, 212-477-4744 (10003)

Location Details

322 E. 14th St.
New York NY 10003


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