Place to Go Out in New York City

  • ndawgg

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    Nov 18, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    There are two of us travelling from Toronto to New York City in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for suggestions about where to go out. Just want somewhere I can get beer (like Bud, nothing fancy needed). If there's music or dancing then just regular Top40. Both jeans and t-shirt type of guys so don't need any place fancy, expensive or trendy. Preferably somewhere where we can mingle with people so it's not just the two of us sitting in a corner alone like a couple of creepers.

    If I compared what I'm looking for to a Toronto bar I'd say something like Woodys...if Woody's maybe had a dance floor too. Staying in Long Island City but planning on going out in Manhattan somewhere but not sure which neighbourhood.

    We'll be out on a Saturday night. Any suggestions you can give me would be appreciated!
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    Nov 18, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    Nowhere. NYC is a tiny village that has nothing to offer.
  • ndawgg

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    Nov 18, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    Since there are SO many options there, I'm trying to get a local to help me narrow it down to something I might be interested in, but thanks very much for your helpful post.
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    Nov 19, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    Bump...because dude is obviously afraid to get out and explore a new place without someone to hold his hand.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 19, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBump...because dude is obviously afraid to get out and explore a new place without someone to hold his hand.

    Why are you being such a dick? Back off. Totally cool request. NY locals?
  • tj85016

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    Nov 19, 2014 7:08 AM GMT
    actually Nowhere Bar on E 14th is a good place to go

    also SPin, Susan Sarandon's ping pong bar is fun for something different
  • mmmship

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    Nov 19, 2014 12:22 PM GMT
    Like, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.
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    Nov 19, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
    mmmship saidLike, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.

    I was thinking the same thing; you said it all for me. ;-)
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    Nov 19, 2014 1:26 PM GMT
    Metropolitan in Brooklyn.

    Julius' is nice too, and the bar staff is super friendly. Plus their bar food is crazy tasty.

    And as cliche as it is, I always enjoyed Stonewall.

    Union Hall was great too, if only for the atmosphere. We were always there in a group so I'm not sure how easy it is to strike up conversation.
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    Nov 19, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    mmmship saidLike, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.


    You are a dick. Nowhere in his original post did he say that barhopping is all they have planned. For all you know, they has an itinerary of things to do and places to see, and just want suggestions for bars to visit to mingle with others. Perhaps on your next great adventure where you're experiencing the local art and culture, you can pick up some critical thinking.
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    Nov 19, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
    Dorrian's on E. 84th Street (at 2nd Avenue) is one of my favorite casual restaurant/pubs when I'm in town. There are dressier places (like Crown on 81st Street) but Dorrian's, with burgers, sandwiches, and other good pub grub sounds like more what you're looking for, especially if you're looking to suck down a pint or two.
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    Nov 20, 2014 4:55 AM GMT
    A stop at the Stonewall is mandatory.The Monster can be fun if you want to sing showtunes and dance away on the lower level.The Eagle is a lot of fun if you are in a wicked mood.I hear Boxers sports bar in Chelsea is fun.Wishing you a safe trip and a Happy Thanksgiving!
  • MarvelClimber

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    Nov 20, 2014 8:19 AM GMT
    Yea, Nowhere and Stonewall might be your best bets. From Nowhere you can walk or take a quick cab ride to Eastern Bloc, if you want something divey but lively. Almost every gay watering hole is jeans and t-shirt, so don't worry about dress (just don't wear square-toed shoes).

    Metropolitan in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) is closer to LIC, but due to a new bar (Lovegun) that opened up nearby the overflow makes Saturday nights packed... certainly good if you want to nail a scruffy hipster, but not so good if you want a chat without screaming.

    All the bars are open until 4am, so you can definitely pop around. Next Magazine's event calendar lists all sorts of gay-targeted events and the print editon has a map of all the gay bars.

    http://www.nextmagazine.com/NextWeek
  • MarvelClimber

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    Nov 20, 2014 8:34 AM GMT
    mmmship saidLike, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.


    The OP asked for suggestions for one night out with the focus on a low-key place to meet people, not just to drink. You don't know what else they're doing. And so what if they came here solely to experience NYC's gay bars. Is that any less valid than going to another city to walk through a museum when there's over a dozen that you could see in your home city? Oh, but museums have different exhibits. Right, well, so do bars. There's different people to observe and converse with. A gay bar is a safe way of connecting with others to share experiences. That's how gay bars were founded...to provide a safe space free from judgement.
  • ndawgg

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    Nov 21, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidBump...because dude is obviously afraid to get out and explore a new place without someone to hold his hand.


    Dude, you're obviously trolling looking for a reaction. I'm not gonna fight with someone on the internet. Have a good day.
  • ndawgg

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    Nov 21, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    mmmship saidLike, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.



    No, I'm travelling to NYC because I've only been there once and never at Christmastime. I'm going to see the giant Xmas tree, the skating rink, the windows of the various department stores, I've purchased tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular feat the Rockettes, I'm going to go to F.A.O. Schwartz to see it and probably buy my nephews an xmas present.

    Oh and one of those nights I'm gonna enjoy myself with a couple of beers and talk to some locals. Hopefully they'll be friendlier than some of the people on this board. Just saying.
  • ndawgg

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    Nov 21, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    To everyone who actually acted like a civilized person, thank you for the suggestions! I'll take a look at them and repost if I have any questions. Here in Toronto, if you google bars you'll get like 20-25 that show up when in fact there are only really 2 main ones. A bar and a club. So dealing with the crazy amount of names that come up for NYC, it's nice to have some locals who can narrow things down a bit. Thanks again, guys!
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    Nov 21, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    to the OP;
    realjock is over run by trolls. Nothing new. The numbers for this site are in the toilet.

    I think you got a few nice suggestions tho.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 08, 2014 7:24 AM GMT
    Premedmuscjock said
    mmmship saidLike, really? U travel from a city to another city to experience different bars? The alcoholic beverages are typically THE SAME!... Why don't u explore NYC for what it's named for. Like, arts and culture, live music, shopping, restaurants (in other boroughs) with totally different types of cuisines, etc...? Wouldn't that worth ur while far more than just visit another bar in another city because u are gonna get a little drunk. Getting drunk here and getting drunk in other cities are...the same....! Just saying.

    I was thinking the same thing; you said it all for me. ;-)


    Agree as well! Great minds.....
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    Dec 08, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidDorrian's on E. 84th Street (at 2nd Avenue) is one of my favorite casual restaurant/pubs when I'm in town. There are dressier places (like Crown on 81st Street) but Dorrian's, with burgers, sandwiches, and other good pub grub sounds like more what you're looking for, especially if you're looking to suck down a pint or two.


    Thought that name sounded familiar...

    http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/park/3.html
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    Dec 12, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
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