F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.
Mon-Sat, 10pm-midnight; $10 includes open bar
This venue is closed.
Sure, Clay and Ruben can belt out a tune, but can they gyrate their bodies in the buff? While we shudder at the thought, such is the premise of Go-Go Idol Saturdays at Boysroom. Drag legend Misstress Formika has given the old Tapis Rouge space a radically gay makeover: the gothic chandeliers are still there, but the back wall is now decorated in gay-porn decoupage, and poles have been installed on the main bar, perfect for Saturday’s popular party. You can even expect a celebrity now and then (Sorry, Boy George, we saw you hiding in the corner!). And while the uptown-meets-downtown crowd dances to DJs Adam and Formika's rock-funk-pop blend and fully appreciates the free tequila shots poured down their throats, let’s face it: Everyone’s here to see naked boys! So at 2am, the contestants are rounded up, and one by one they show the crowd what they've got. In fact, they show everything they’ve got. The winner, determined by audience response, receives $100, while the losers get nothing—except maybe an STD after round 2. Check your dignity at the door.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.