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:
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.
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.