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Heaven

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579 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.738851 -73.995793
between 16th and 17th Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-6100 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Gay Bar, Hot Spot, Lesbian Bar, Lounge, Nightclub, Singles Scene

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This Chelsea playground offers a divinely gay twist to Dante's vision of the seven layers of hell. The all-white bar on the first floor is called the Ethereal Bar; Purgatory is a little room in back; and the ascent to Hell upstairs on the third floor is via the Celestial Lounge, where you can dance as devilishly as you desire. Flame-licked stairways rise up between Heaven's fracture-mirrored walls and Hell's dominatrix-black patent leather couches. The friendly owners swear to remain mortally bound to keeping these gates open not just to gay men but also the women who love them. —Peter Halsey Sherwood

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Giuliani and Martha are in Hell! On the third floor, their pictures line the walls, along with several of George Dubya.

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