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With the closures of Lovegun, Sugarland, and the queer emporium Spectrum, the Brooklyn gay bar is in a moment of transition.
Many venues for gay black men have shuttered as well (718-599-4444 The long-running Metropolitan bar has always been the casual first and last stop of the night, but it’s evolved to become something of a Grand Central Station for Brooklyn’s gay scene, with a lively roster of DJs, drag queens, and events that are always mixed and never exclusionary.
“It’s more than just a fashion event, it’s reclaiming characters for the queer community,” said Joey Stern, the founder of Geeks Out, the group behind the convention.
“Here you have an opportunity to put a queer look on characters.
Bigger and more ambitious, the new Excelsior is the perfect place for all those new Gowanus and Sunset Park boys to meet their Park Slope daddies in person.
There’s a front café-like seating area, a long narrow bar, a lovely outdoor space, and a cute upstairs annex where they screen Ru Paul’s Drag Race (of Samson’s The Last Lesbian Bars mini-doc for Broadly brought up the cogent question: What happened to all of the lesbian bars? An old dependable with cheap drinks and a pool table, it has a good happy hour and Shake It Opened in 2014, this friendly corner bar right across from Green-Wood Cemetery gives locals a place to call home.
Both divey and dynamic, the big, multi-roomed locale has a cool factor without trying too hard (a.k.a. The place is known for the outdoor patio, where you’ll find many a bearded grad-student dude with a beautiful woman who looks like she’s in .
Also: Nights like Hella (every fifth Friday) and Frankie Sharp’s Metro-Sensual (every other Saturday) are popular; people come religiously to Queeraoke on Tuesdays; and the party/vintage-clothing auction/drag show Alotta Stuff hosted by Alotta Mc Griddles and Thorgy Thor (every third Thursday) is hilarious fun.
Nights like Cissy (Wednesdays) reaffirm your faith that the young gay boys of .
Or This n’ That is where you’ll find the 30-something fashion and design professionals of Billyburg dancing with friends.
718-599-4999 Macri Park reopened as a gay bar in August 2015 under the same owners as Metropolitan.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating