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Nowbar

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22 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY 10014 40.730282 -74.004736
at Leroy St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-293-0323 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, Cabaret, DJ, Gay Bar, Lesbian Bar, Nightclub, Singles Scene

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With its faux-rock walls and labyrinthine layout, this subterranean bar feels like a tacky Goth grotto or a set from the old Batman and Robin show. It's an appropriately campy setting for Nowbar's glittery rag-tag crew of drag queens, fetishists and the men who love them. Everyone's welcome to join the indiscriminate fun, as long as you don't mind sqeezing into close quarters with go-go dancers shaking their asses inches from your drink. Expect regular appearances from some of NYC's most (in) famous drag queens—Tina Sparkles, Eva Love, Madiva—as well as gracious hostess Glorya Wholesome, who presides over Nowbar's firece, long-running Trannie Chaser party on Thursday and Saturday nights.

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