The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret
61 Christopher St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-255-5438
Although the Duplex looks like a quiet West Village corner home, there’s a raucous world of great cabaret behind its French doors.
512 W. 42nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-239-2999
The latest muscle-boy hot spot is actually a reboot, both of a former club in Chelsea that closed in 2006 and of a concept: the sprawling, hedonistic danceterias of yore.
447 E. 13th St., at Ave. A; 212-477-9979
A rock-and-roll bar where beer-gulping Popeyes chat each other up to Britpop and vintage punk.
793 Ninth Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-713-0481
Don’t be afraid to bust out some chaps and a cowboy hat at this Hell’s Kitchen Western-themed gay bar.