Wang and The City Guide to Hell’s Kitchen, New York City

Hell’s Kitchen, also known as Clinton or Midtown West, has evolved into a thriving LGBTQ neighborhood in recent years.  This area begins on 34th Street in the south, 59th Street to the north, 8th Avenue in the East and Hudson River to the West.  It was once considered a poor and working class neighborhood in Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen has transformed into a busy area packed with new skyscrapers, ethnic restaurants, and retail stores.

With this growing trend, LGBTQ businesses from Chelsea started migrating to Hell’s Kitchen and opened several bars catering to the locals and visitors. Like to know where to go in Hell’s Kitchen? Check out some of our favorite hang out places in this area:

Therapy

#therapysessions 💋

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#aboutlastnight @miz_cracker and the boys of #burlesque 😛 {Every Thursday night at 11} #therapynyc #nyc

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A stable in Hell’s Kitchen since 2003, Therapy continues to be a favorite hang out spot for the locals and visitors. This two-floors lounge bar offers delicious tapa style food, upbeat music, and lively drag performances.


Industry

Located across from Therapy, Industry is another fun place to be. This bar draws a local crowd during the weekdays and packs a fun group during the weekend with an eccentric drag show.

Rise 

Beautiful boys. Beautiful bar. Rise Bar. #muscle #scruff #nycbar #hellskitchen #gaynyc #risebarnyc

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Rise, opened in 2015, is the new “kid” on the block. This neighborhood bar has a relaxed ambiance, a great drink menu and hunky bartenders at your service.

Barrage

With its cheeky interior decoration like the vintage male nude pictures in its bathroom, Barrage attracts an after-work crowd for its happy hour menu.

 Ritz

Unlimited Fun at The Ritz! #ritzbarandlounge #nyc #nycnightlife #nycgaynightlife#gay #gayboy #gaynyc #gayandproud#gaybears

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Sexy go-go boys, fierce drag performers, and a beautiful outdoor patio to hang out during a warm day. Ritz is another Hell’s Kitchen institution to spend time with your friends.

Boxer’s HK

Happy Monday! @boxersnyc #americasgaysportsbar

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#smiles😁 #bartenderlife @boxersnyc Chelsea & HK #americasgaysportsbar

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For the sports enthusiast, Boxer HK is the place for you. With multi-screens showing different sports programs, this bar also has a rooftop bar for outdoor entertainment in this area.