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Industry
355 W. 52nd St.
646-476-2747
www.industry-bar.com

There are way too many bars in Hell’s Kitchen to list here (16 at last count), but you can get a taste at this hangout, directly across the street from another HK mainstay, Therapy.

The Eagle
554 W. 28th St.
646-473-1866
www.eaglenyc.com

The city’s last leather-and-Levis bar carries on the tradition of low lights, busy bathrooms, beer and bears. In warm months, the Sunday rooftop beer blast gets a hot crowd, as do weekend nights. Just don’t wear madras or penny loafers.

Flaming Saddles
739 Ninth Ave. 
212-713-0481
www.flamingsaddles.com

The theme is the Wild West, both tribute and send-up of the macho cowboy icon. The music is Country & Western and there's a snack made from frying Frito's in the bag. 

G Lounge
225 W. 19th St.
212-929-1085
www.glounge.com

The über Chelsea bar, home to the frozen cosmo, just keeps getting more popular. The round bar facilitates cruising; the back lounge areas, conversation. The open, unisex bathrooms are not for the pee shy.

The Monster
80 Grove St.
212-924-3558
www.manhattan-monster.com

Right across from Stonewall, one of the last of the old-style piano bars and dance clubs stands as a testament to Greenwich Village before it became chic.

Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St.
212-488-2705
www.thestonewallinnnyc.com

The Catholics have the Vatican; the Jews, the Wailing Wall; and we have Stonewall, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. You’ll find a friendly, diverse crowd.

The Cock
29 Second Ave.
www.thecockbar.com

If you want a taste of the East Village, this is the place: cute, young guys, a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of carnal, libidinous fun.