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The Ritz is the city’s most thrilling crossroads, where downtown mingles with uptown, Brooklyn gets down with Queens, and there’s space for everyone. Open since 2006, the consistent lack of a cover charge and steady stream of potent drinks at this place have kept three diverse floors bouncing with the rainbow spectrum of martini-sipping men, go-go boys, drag queens, pop stars, and edgy performance artists. Come for the wickedly brilliant bitchiness of RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Bianca Del Rio on Monday nights, Technicolor laser light shows, or DJ Xavi’s electrifying spins; this bar has seen everything from the comedic rise of Marti Gould Cummings to Bridget Everett shaving her lady parts while crooning Miley Cyrus. A sexy and sassy staff welcomes all — and they keep the doors open until 4 a.m. every single night.

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