116 Tenth avenue (212) 337 0054

3100 foot gastro-lounge and 28 feet vaulted ceilings at this very chic/hip club (call in advance) in the heart of Chelsea. Excellent menu too. Not cheap.

Buenes Aires nightlife

5 CAIN Club: Trendy Chelsea No cover 25-37 7.5

44 West 27th Street
(212) 947 8000


  • Clubs/Venues

    Nightlife party


    After Dark Select Manhattan Gay Bar Listings

    Club scene - trendy crowd

    La Cages au Manhattan... 

    By Byron Bohl, Johnny Ramos & John Hoglund

    In, out or almost there, if you're of the gay persuasion, you won't be bored in the city where gays never sleep. Manhattan after dark pulsates with the gay bar nightlife scene where many lifestyles blend and oddly dominate everywhere from the East or West Village to Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, the Upper West Side - and beyond. Once confined to a handful of hidden watering holes scattered mainly in West Village dives or a handful of classier uptown bars, today they are as common as pizza and pedicure parlors. It really starts at Happy Hour. From all the variables today that include: dance bars, muscle clubs, piano bars, homo-style bistros and ladies' lounges, gay Gotham is explosive, vivid and overwhelmingly trendy at times.. Boring its not!

    For a plethora of tourists and visitors, the gay bar scene today has expanded but still predominantly focused on a few neighborhoods. Naturally, it begins with the venerable Stonewall Inn (now a NYC landmark!) located on Christopher Street (opposite Sheridan Square) in the quasi-trendy West Village and extends into more upscale, uber-trendy Chelsea and red hot Hell's Kitchen area. The East Village still retains a funky, more bohemian flavor and clientèle. The majority of clubs in Manhattan are free-spirited and are either at borderline or full-scale raunchy or more sophisticated havens for the young and restless. Age doesn't matter. Anything goes.

    Whatever you taste, here are some select hot spots recommended by AfterDark-NYC where you will find the queer set on in their natural habitat: