New York City is home to the most open and swanky gay bars in the country. From historic, queer nightclubs to drag queen havens, these gay bars in NYC are sure to bring liveliness to all who venture out.

We've compiled a list of the best gay bars in New York City perfect for the LGBT community to let loose and have a gay, old time.

Stonewall Inn
Bar $$
63 Christopher St, New York NY, 10014
Stonewall Inn is a gay bar & National Historic Landmark, site of the 1969 riots that host the best and longest running monthly LGBT comedy show in NYC!
Industry Bar
5.0  5 Rating (2)
355 W 52nd St, New York NY, 10019
We are cash only with 2 ATMs on site. Follow @industrybarnyc on Twitter for contests, news & more!
Therapy NYC
5.0  5 Rating (2)
348 W 52nd St, New York NY, 10019
•Daily, Happy Hour 5-9pm •Sunday: “Slurp” starring Paige Turner with DJ Natazu @ 10pm - $7 Cosmo, $5 Bacardi •Monday: “Stage Fright” starring...
Cubbyhole bar NYC
5.0  5 Rating (1)
281 West 12th Street, New York NY, 10014
Happy Hour Monday through Saturday from 4p to 7p and Drink Specials everyday.
The Eagle NYC
Bar $
554 W 28th St, New York NY, 10001
New York's premiere leather bar.
Barracuda Lounge
Bar $$
275 West 22nd Street, New York NY, 10011
Follow us on Twitter! - @barracudalounge
Townhouse Bar
Bar $
236 E 58th St, New York NY, 10022
Welcome to the Townhouse, New York City’s premier gay gentleman’s club.Catering to a professional clientele. An Upper East Side institution for over...
POSH Bar & Lounge
Bar $
405 W 51st St, New York NY, 10019
The Original Gay Bar in Hells Kitchen! -
Bar $
322 E 14th St, New York NY, 10003
...Nowhere is a great queer dive with kick ass happy hours, great staff, and diverse customer base.
Henrietta Hudson
438 Hudson St, New York NY, 10014
Bar & Girl 438 Hudson Street (@Morton) NYC 212-924-3347 Owner: Lisa Cannistraci & Minnie Rivera Email Contact: Twitter: @henriettasnyc Instagram:...
Boxers NYC
Bar $
742 9th Ave @ 50th St., New York NY, 10019
New York's Gay Sports Bars Two amazing locations; Hell's Kitchen: 742 9th Ave. Chelsea: 37 W 20th St.
Rise Bar
Bar $
859 9th Ave, New York NY, 10019
Hell's Kitchen's newest gay bar, cabaret, and cafe. Open day and night - check back to find out about our daily events!
Pieces Bar
Bar $
8 Christopher St, New York NY, 10014
Cute, friendly bartenders serve up the most fun for the least money in a newly-renovated and extremely-seasonally-decorated lounge space. New show or party...
GYM Sportsbar
Bar $
167 8th Ave (Between 18/19 Street), New York NY, 10011
MONDAY-FRIDAY 2 for 1 Happy Hour 4-9p SATURDAY & SUNDAY $3 Beer Blast, $6 Smirnoff Vodka 1-9p SPECIALS (after 9p) Sun - $4 Well Mon - $6 Stoli...
The Boiler Room
Bar $
86 E 4th St Frnt A, New York NY, 10003
Good old fashioned bar with fun, cheesy music. Great mix of people, all ages