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357 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011 40.741801 -74.003182
between Eighth and Ninth Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-336-5574 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


    8 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, DJ, Gay Bar, Live Music, Lounge, Singles Scene

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Daily, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-9pm; half-price drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Open the door to XL, the most recent nightlife offering from John Blair—the man behind gay-clubdom's big night at the Roxy—and you expect to find hordes of shirtless men dancing to thumping music. Instead, it's hordes of tight-shirted men sipping Melontinis, served by bartenders who follow a strict dress code of black pants and large pecs. All the drama (and lack thereof) takes place beneath a mood-lighting system that changes constantly over the course of the evening—"I feel like I'm having Lasik eye surgery," joked one patron. Don't miss the fish-tank-enhanced urinal.


The Jessye Normous Show: Sun, 10pm-11pm

XL Star: Mon, 10pm-11pm

Faggot Feud: Wed, 11pm-midnight

DJ: Wed-Sat, 9pm-4am

Step right up and see Chelsea's only fish tank urinal in the very 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea bathroom!