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Hi, I'll be in New york and I'd like to experience a good night life. Can you suggest me some bar and night clubs that are hip,...

...trendy, gay friendly in NY? Mainly, I'd like to avoid "turistic places" when I travel, so please let me know plases where locals tend to go

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City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

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I don't think you have to worry about gay friendly in Manhattan--it's all gay friendly. I don't know where the gay clubs are, but the best bars are the speakeasies that have cropped up in the past few years. Some of the best (that you can find and get into) include Pegu Club on Houston, Flatiron Lounge on 19th street, Death and Company on East 6th Street, and Mayahuel on East 6th as well. They all have great cocktails and limit occupancy so they don't get overcrowded. If you want something that is more of a scene, louder, and more crowded, you can go to the house bars at some of the new boutique hotels. Ace hotel on West 29th Street, The Tribeca Grand on 6th ave by Canal, and the Soho Grand Hotel on West Broadway all fit that bill. A good resource for bars and clubs is Timeout New York, which is a magazine that's also online. They recently started a bar column and have talked about a lot of the better ones. They also have good advice on clubs.

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