Best relaxation places in New York?

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    Apr 16, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    I am going with a buddy of mine to New York fairly soon. Neither of us have been and I was wanting to know any recommendations of the best places to go and relax, maybe have a drink or two at? Are there any good gay friendly bars/restaurants to relax and recharge our energy at during the day/afternoon?
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    Apr 16, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    Unintended said


    New York has more gay bars than any other city in the world. What is your scene?


    We may go out to a night club, but I am referring to a daytime bar where you can go and have a nice conversation and is more laid back.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Apr 16, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    You might enjoy this...

    New York's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet: A City and Company Guide, Allan Ishac, 2003.

    ...although none are bars.
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    Apr 16, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    Not that I've yet personally experienced, but, when he is not running around the southeast with Clay, I hear Cash's place is pretty much THE place for "relaxation" in NYC......icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 16, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
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    corejock2012 said
    Unintended said


    New York has more gay bars than any other city in the world. What is your scene?


    We may go out to a night club, but I am referring to a daytime bar where you can go and have a nice conversation and is more laid back.


    First, keep in mind that New York is not really and "early" city and before Happy Hour they are not very crowded.

    In the East Village: Nowhere Bar, Phoenix and Boiler Room. The Cock if you want some late night naughtiness...

    In Chelsea: Gym Bar, Barracuda and XES. The owners of the long-missed Hell opened a place called Secret that is supposed to be good but I have not been there yet.

    I shall second Phoenix and Gym Bar. Boxers is also usually pretty fun.

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    Apr 16, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    How many bars in NYC are really relaxing? icon_wink.gif

    I've been boxers, barrage, therapy, and a few others but I would only call them "relaxing" if you go daytime. Otherwise they get lively and crowded at night.
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    May 04, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Go to the Biergarten at the Standard in West Village/Meatpacking.
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    May 04, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    Ummm. None of these places are what I'd call "relaxing" - ESPECIALLY Boxers(!!).

    The best place - bar none (ha!) is Julius' in the West Village. Chill, decent $$, not too loud, nice bartenders, and FOOD - and decent at that. It's the oldest gay bar in NYC - and for my money one of the best by a long-shot!

    http://juliusbarnyc.com/

    Let me know what you think if you make it - but I think you'll love it!
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    May 05, 2013 6:38 AM GMT
    corejock2012 saidI am going with a buddy of mine to New York fairly soon. Neither of us have been and I was wanting to know any recommendations of the best places to go and relax, maybe have a drink or two at? Are there any good gay friendly bars/restaurants to relax and recharge our energy at during the day/afternoon?


    I don't know any gay place in the city that is quiet.. gay people like to talk a lot and the more people talking.. the louder everyone gets to compensate.

    But all the places people listed are great. I'd add Hardware and Pieces to the list. If you go for the Karaoke at Peices you're bound to have a good time.

    The other one.. which is not relaxing, but a lot of fun is XL. The downside is it's ridiculously expensive, but the only true gay nightclub left in the city.
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    May 08, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    corejock2012 saidI am going with a buddy of mine to New York fairly soon. Neither of us have been and I was wanting to know any recommendations of the best places to go and relax, maybe have a drink or two at? Are there any good gay friendly bars/restaurants to relax and recharge our energy at during the day/afternoon?


    NY is a huge place. It would help if you narrow it down for people. What section of town will you be staying in?
  • Thirdbeach

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    May 08, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    Thnaks for the tips.
    I will be in NYC in June.
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    May 08, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    mrblue saidGo to the Biergarten at the Standard in West Village/Meatpacking.


    Great suggestion. I really like that place.
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    May 08, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidNot that I've yet personally experienced, but, when he is not running around the southeast with Clay, I hear Cash's place is pretty much THE place for "relaxation" in NYC......icon_eek.gif


    Yeah but the dress code is REALLY strict and the doormen have HUGE attitudes.
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    May 08, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    Cash said
    turbobilly saidNot that I've yet personally experienced, but, when he is not running around the southeast with Clay, I hear Cash's place is pretty much THE place for "relaxation" in NYC......icon_eek.gif


    Yeah but the dress code is REALLY strict and the doormen have HUGE attitudes.


    Oh, I'll bet that just means you make Clay wear flip flops to match his bandana.
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    May 10, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    The high line in general is nice.

    Check out the walkways and pocket parks along the lower Hudson from around 12th st to bowling green at the foot of manhattan.
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    May 10, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Cash said

    Yeah but the dress code is REALLY strict and the doormen have HUGE attitudes.



    I can deal with strict dress codes, and huge attitudes. icon_biggrin.gif