LGBT in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

This West Village dive bills itself as 'lesbian, gay and straight friendly since 1994.' While the crowd's mostly ladies, it welcomes anyone looking for a drink in good company beneath a ceiling festooned with lanterns, toys and other ephemera. It’s got a great jukebox, friendly bartenders and plenty of regulars who prefer to hang and chat rather than hook up and leave.

Happy hour is 4pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday. There are also daily drink specials, so make sure to check the website.