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Big Lug

85 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009 40.7253 -73.9841
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-1775 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, DJ, Gay Bar, Notable Beer Selection

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Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; two-for-one domestic drafts and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Big Lug might have calmed down a bit since its inception as a weekly fur-fest at Nowhere Bar, but the subterranean lair—from Cattyshack’s Alfredo Troche—is still chock-full of bears, scruffy cubs, and chubby-chasers. Sheer black curtains and cozy wooden booths lit by red bulbs encourage an intimate type of flirting, while hirsute men in grooming ads look on somewhat indifferently. Boutique canned beers like Old Chub and Porkslap are on hand, as are $3 Miller tallboys. Nightly D.J.'s (Trucker Friday’s Bill Pfeiffer among them) lure the leather-leaning Eagle transplants from the pool table and the pinball machine with mash-ups of early-nineties industrial Wax Trax singles and pop princesses from the last 50 years.