Julius Bar

Gay in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

One of the infamous originals – in fact, it’s the oldest operating gay bar in NYC – Julius is a refreshingly unpretentious dive bar through and through. The clientele is a mix of the old queer vanguard and scruffy younger upstarts.

Decent bar food is served in the bar. It recently added a breakfast menu (from 11am to 1pm Saturday and noon to 2pm Sunday).