The Phoenix

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78 Solid

Sublimate your sexual frustrations over a round of Ms. Pac-Man.

447 E. 13th St., New York, NY, 10009


Known For

The lowdown

Ground zero for the East Village rock-and-roll gay-bar scene now that the dying ember known as the Cock has ceded to tourists, the Phoenix is a deliciously dark queer hall with drag shows and trivia nights, and the requisite hipper-than-thou jukebox packed with Britpop, girl groups, vintage punk, and post-rock. Crowded, cruisey and congenial on the weekends, tattooed love gods and corn-fed roughnecks with Popeye forearms mix, mingle and make plans over pints of Hoegaarden.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!