Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-4am
4pm-9pm; Daily Specials
Sat-Sun, 2pm-9pm; Daily Specials
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
| Ongoing |
If you've been wondering whatever came of your forty- to fiftysomething gay friends, then a good place to start the hunt might be the Monster. Cheerfully decorated with playbills, movie posters, and other classic gay ephemera, the sprawling ground floor draws large happy-hour crowds, which line up along both sides of the large bar and then hit a nearby buffet station for free hot hors d'oeuvres. Farther in, a piano player draws lusty showtune-belters during the early evening. A bit later, the basement opens up. Heading down the spiral staircase, you'll find a dance floor that's been in place since the 1930s, when this was El Chico nightclub. On the other side, beyond a smaller set of stairs, is a small lounge for chatting and decorated with a long fish tank. Later still, the underground space heats up with a crowd that's younger and more racially mixed than the happy-hour shift. Frequent drag shows and go-go boys shaking their stuff almost nightly help keep the basement pumping.Latin Night
Mon, 10pm-4am; Latin drag show with Barbra Herr
Wed, 10pm-4am; drag show act with Jesse Volt
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.