Rough-edged, covered in band stickers, and carved with little weird nooks and dark corners, this place is like a filthy, seductive, alluring alleyway. This unashamedly punky, vital East Village gay bar relocated last summer, and the new address is a vast improvement. The Monster 80 Grove St. It also has one of the best happy hours in town serving mini-quiches, pigs in a blanket, and some kind of mystery tuna spread on Ritz crackers. This multi-floored leather bar has seen its neighborhood transform over the past two years.
This is the place you take your female friends first before you part ways because it works as a central location to the myriad of options in this area:
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This multi-floored leather bar has seen its neighborhood transform over the past two years. Bushwick genderqueers flirt with Chelsea gallerists at Nowhere. This is the place you take your female friends first before you part ways because it works as a central location to the myriad of options in this area: It also has food, including an unexpectedly delicious burger and fries. But Hardware may be the best in the area. Best of all, older men feel comfortable here, because the bar crosses generations and color lines. This is where you can find tourists and PATH train commuters mingling with theater queens who belt out songs at the upstairs piano bar.
It also has an eclectic and dynamic roster of DJs and themed nights, including the long-running Double Headed Disco last Saturday of the monththe ritualistic Witch Camp, and a night for ginger enthusiasts, Fire in the Hole. The Cock 93 Second Ave. But still, the harness-wearing, boot-licking locale remains intact, keeping kink alive and making its existence even more subversive, even though the bar is more friendly and inclusive than you might think. Covered with photos and vibrating with history, this bar — which opened in — is a living, breathing gay museum. The Cock moved into the former Lit Lounge where straight people used to make out like gaysso the sexy atmosphere is already built into the walls. The Monster 80 Grove St.