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The Boiler Room

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86 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003 40.725978 -73.98919
at Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-7536 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: WiFi, After Work, Billiards, Dive Bar, Gay Bar, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar
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Daily, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; Buy one drink, get one for $7
Daily, 10pm-4am; $4 well drinks
Wed, 10pm-4am; $6.50 beer and shot combo specials

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; 6 at Bleecker St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


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.


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?

Monday, popcorn night; Wednesday, 8 P.M. is pizza night, 10 P.M to 4 A.M., free pool.