4pm-8pm; two-for-one drinks
Daily, 10pm-4am; $3.75 well drinks
Wed, 9am-4am; $6 beer and shot combo specials
F at Second Ave.; 6 at Bleecker St.
So what if you're gay? Such is the attitude at this friendly, unobtrusive, post-gay gay bar that helped put the queer East Village bar scene on the map. Head for Chelsea if you're looking for self-loathing Prada-clad dishrags swilling Cosmos. The Boiler Room's all about straight-acting boys drinking beer. Discreet sitting areas provide a respite from the heavy cruising in the main room, with cozy nooks and crannies where randy patrons can fumble toward ecstasy before splitting for clammier climes. On busy evenings, fresh-faced NYU students flock here in droves.Extra
The Boiler Room boasts one of the best jukeboxes in the city: Where else could you possibly primp, preen and prowl to both Streisand and the Stone Roses?
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.