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Tool Box

1742 Second Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.780839 -73.949528
nr. 91st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-348-1288 Send to Phone

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Official Website

thetoolboxnyc.com

Hours

Daily, 8pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 8pm-10pm; buy one, get one free

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

The TVs no longer show porn, but little else seems to have changed over the twenty years this gay dive—with a salacious reputation—has been around. The narrow, two-level bar exists as a sort of cheesy house party until midnight, when the place suddenly fills up and things get serious. Chick-power ballads blast and a handshake for strangers becomes a pinch on the ass. The infamously active downstairs pissers don't seem large enough to use even for their intended function, and there's often an older gent camped on the bench just outside, like a rustler inspecting passing cattle.

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