Welcome to Nightlife Editor’s Party Picks: A weekly roundup of the hottest queer parties. If you want me to check out your party, lez me know!
I need to take a break this week. Between all the fabulous queer parties I went to last week, ya’ll have worn me out. JUST KIDDING — this week is filled with some of the hottest parties I’ve ever heard of! This week is like our usual week on steroids — because there are a ton of special Valentine parties. Scroll through this list and prepare to be shook by all the incredible events that are at our queer fingertips. Happy partying, babes!
Tuesday, February 6
STRUT @ ACME
9pm-late, free, 9 Great Jones Street New York. Every Tuesday, come turn up with fabulous queers at Strut! Rotating guest DJs, fab host Deryck Todd, and one of the trendiest crowds around.
MARGARITA TUESDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
7pm-late, free, 281 West 12th Street New York. Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced select cocktails, beers and wines; grab $2 margaritas and $3 Bud Lime ‘ritas from 4pm to midnight in one of the best lesbian chill spots in the city.
SING OUT TUESDAY @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
5pm-2am, free, 438 Hudson Street New York. Grab that mic and scream-sing “Closer To Fine.” You know you want to. Resident host Mia Baz will be joined by Dapper bargirl E slinging drinks at the bar! Happy Hour until 7pm. $4 Bud Drafts and $5 Vodka Cranberry cocktails all night!
QUEERAOKE @ METROPOLITAN
10pm–late, free, 559 Lorimer Street Brooklyn. Us gays really love our karaoke. Come belt out your favorite tune with that stellar voice of yours. $25 bar tab to the most spirited performer of the evening! $3 well drinks.
Wednesday, February 7
FAR OUT @ HOUSE OF YES
7pm-10pm, $15-20, 2 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn.New York’s favorite cartoons come-to-life have once again put together a wild variety show with your pleasure in mind – wild dance, surrealist comedy, interactive audience clashes, and brazen burlesque in an eye popping celebration of sexual freedom, diversity and absurdity!
MISSTER! @ THE WOODS
8pm-2am, free, 48 S 4th Street Brooklyn. This weekly Wednesday night dance party is for the cutest lezzies in NYC. DJ Amber Valentine brings her crazy talent to the decks while exciting weekly guest DJs add to the magic. The Woods has a huge year-round patio for cruising and boozing, with an outside bar and food by the acclaimed LandHaus NY. Come early; stay late. Misster is for memories!
BODEGA 438 @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4pm-4am, free, 438 Hudson St. Happy Hour until 7pm. The ultimate after-work networking party to celebrate Hump Day! Resident DJ Culi satisfies your hunger for a cool relaxed vibe with a perfect blend of pop, funk, house, and Latin styles all night long and will always leave you wanting MORE! Bargirls Desiree and Dot serve up the good stuff with $4 Bud Drafts and $5 Margaritas all night. This party is the perfect boost to get you thru the rest of the week!
HUMP DAY @ GINGER’S
5pm, free, 363 5th Ave Brooklyn. Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Barkeep Perry serves daily special tequila hot shots for $3.50, Ginger’s draft for $5 and free nibbles. Happy Hump Day!
HUMP DAY @ CUBBYHOLE
7:30pm, free, 281 West 12th St. Get over hump day with $4 drink specials from 7pm to 1am, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Great neighborhood vibe! #Cubbyhole
Thursday, February 8
DIRTY THURSDAY @ HOUSE OF YES
10pm-4am, free with RSVP, 2 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn.The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets and fierceness. Grunge flannel fabulousness. Dr Martens forever.
ANYTHING GOES @ STONEWALL
10pm, free, 53 Christopher Street New York. Come out to the iconic Stonewall Inn for Danielle Presents: Anything Goes Karaoke Night! Sing your heart out on the main level, then dance it out on the upper level. DJ Chauncey D and DJ Lawrence will keep you grooving while Mike, Mel, and Lola will be behind the bar keeping you wet.
HOMOTOWN @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4pm, free, 438 Hudson Street New York.Looking for that extra long happy hour tonight? Look no further! Swing by Henrietta Hudson tonight as DJ Polo steps in to take on Homotown, spinning Hip-Hop, RnB, Soul and Dancehall from across the decades. Throwback a few drinks this Thursday night from Booker behind the bar, and then get out on the dance floor! No cover all night. Happy hour extended to midnight!
THROWBACK THURSDAYS @ BUM BUM BAR
5pm, free, 63-14 Roosevelt Avenue Astoria. Do your Thursday night up right and throw a few back at Bum Bum Bar! Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm with $18 beer buckets all night long. Always lots of new faces in the crowd, so grab your crew and join the party.
BROOKLYN IDOL @ GINGER’S
5pm, free, 363 5th Avenue Brooklyn. Half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Hostess Anna presides over the karaoke stage. Fuzzy navel specials for $4 and Ginger’s draft for $5.
THURSDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
7pm, free, 281 West 12th Street New York. Come party with $4 well drinks and $3 Modelo and PBR beers from 7pm to 1am, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Why not spend your thirsty Thursday at the lesbian bar where everyone knows your name? Who knows, you might even meet ~someone special.~
Friday, February 9
WHITNEY DAY’S HEARTBREAKER @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
10pm-4am, free before 10pm, $10 before midnight, $12 after midnight, 438 Hudson Street New York. Henrietta Hudson’s POP IN DJ series brings NYC the best of the west as they welcome DJ Whitney Day back to her hometown with the sultry DJ Von Kiss (LA). Rox Republic giving you fierce burlesque beyond anything else you’ll find around town. Join Hens for their coast to coast Valentine’s Day event as Whitney brings her infamous LA party Heartbreaker to NYC!
RAW LOVE FUNDRAISER @ HOUSE OF YES
7pm-9pm, free with RSVP, 2 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn. @RawLoveOfficial launches its first ever sustainable fundraiser with CBD-infused tapas style dinner and after party. Come out to House of Yes to mingle, eat, drink, spread the love, learn about CBD infused foods, and how Denim Day NYC will be supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in 2018.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM @ MOMA PS1
8pm-12am, $13-15, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens. Ring in the Lunar New Year with a celebratory Night at the Museum, organized in collaboration with NYC’s roving dance party, Bubble_T. Bringing together their universe of friends and collaborators, the Bubble_T Night Market will feature DJs, live performances, one-night-only installations, and food vendors offering up delicious cocktails, snacks, and desserts. Additionally, explore MoMA’s acclaimed lineup of exhibitions after hours alongside thematic drinks, bites by M. Wells, projections of firework events by artist Cai Guo-Qiang in the VW Dome, and much more.
ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY @ LITTLEFIELD
10:30pm-3am, $7-10, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn. Flip Cupid the bird and celebrate singledom at the skint’s Third Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party! Hug yourself and sway as the aptly-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spins songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today. Purge your emotional baggage with skint’s cleansing anti-love ritual. Use the photo booth to show the world (and your exes) how much better you’re doing on your own. Lubricate yourself with themed drink specials. Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.
HOLY TRINITY DANCE PARTY @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT
12am-4am, $10, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn. Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj: the holy trinity. DJs Dame Luz and Wassup Gina will be keeping your queer butts moving to the three baddest women in the game.
SINGLES NIGHT @ GINGER’S
5pm, free, 363 5th Avenue Brooklyn. Come celebrate Friday with happy hour from 5-8, half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors. Let loose to the sounds of guest DJs while enjoying pink pussycat cocktails or Ginger’s draft for $5. Come meet sexy queer babes at Brooklyn’s finest G-spot!
FRIDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4pm, free, 281 West 12th Street New York. Cubbyhole is the place to start out your favorite day of the week with Happy Hour until 7pm, featuring half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Come start your weekend celebrations at Cubbyhole– Affectionately known to us GO staff as the “Cheers for Queers!” Tell one of our favorite lez bartenders, Debbie Greenberg (aka Lil’ Deb), that we sent you!
LESBO-A-GO-GO @ STONEWALL
10pm, free, 53 Christopher Street New York. Come turn up the heat at the longest running Friday weekly LGBT dance party! High energy go-go girls rock the stage while rotating DJs get the packed dance floor moving. Fun, friendly and hot bartenders sling cheap drinks so you can make your own herstory where Pride began!
LADIES NIGHT @ BUM BUM BAR
10pm-4am, free, 63-14 Roosevelt Avenue Astoria. Come out to Bum Bum Bar for a performer singing and dedicating songs to the ladies! <3 Enter a raffle to win a Moet basket, drink with friends, and mingle with hot queer women.
Saturday, February 10
FUZION LOVE IS LOVE @ RETROCLUB
4pm-7pm, $15 before 6pm, $20 after, free for Aquarius birthdays, 161 West 23rd Street, New York. The Fuzion NYC team (girlNATIONnyc, Kate of LOVERGIRLNYC, Cynthia Russo, NYDREAMGYRL,Shameen and LasReinas Entertainment) presents Love is Love hosted by Crazy Maria– NYC’s most original and diverse event for women. Enter single, taken, or it’s complicated for a day party filled with flowing drinks and hot beats. DJs Lena and Queen of Spades will be spinning Latin music to keep you hot and sweaty. Drink specials until 6 pm to cool you down and loosen you up.
HOT RABBIT’S INFATUATION VALENTINE STOPLIGHT PARTY @ LOT 45
10pm-4am, $15, 411 Troutman, Brooklyn. Join the hottest LGBTQ+ dance party for a special Valentine’s Day Edition! Featuring DJ JD Samson & DJ Scotty Rox, performance by rising star musical artist M The Myth, vogue-go magic by Luna Mizrahi & Molly Electro of The House of Olympus, $8 beer/shot combo 10pm-12am, valentine’s photobooth, and free red/yellow/green glow bracelets to show if you’re single, taken, or it’s complicated. Come ready to dance.
MASQ @ THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL
10:30pm-2:30am, $99, 530 W 27th St, New York. MASQ, the premier event hosted by The Center’s Young Leaders, is known for its unique blend of mysterious masks, immersive entertainment and exhilarating performances. Drawing inspiration from New York’s legendary ballroom scene, they will create an unforgettable evening in celebration of ball culture where gender has no boundaries and everyone is an icon.
QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MUSIC NIGHT @ IRIS RECORDS
4pm-8pm, free, 114 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, New Jersey. Come out for a powerful night of queer/women! Lineup includes amazing vocalists, rappers, producers & MCs from all around the world!
DYKE QUEER KINK LEATHER BDSM WORKSHOP @ THE MOCKINGBIRD
5pm-9pm, $10, 25 Avenue B, New York. A one night community series event focused on safety, consent and hands on learning for those new to the BDSM/Kink/Leather scene and who want to learn more about the culture for all dykes and queers.
VALENTINES LOVE AFFAIR @ ZAMORA LOUNGE
9pm-2am, $15, 829 Harrison Ave, Kearny, New Jersey. Join Women on The Move for their Annual Valentines Love Affair– an event for women to meet women.
REBEL HEARTS @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
9pm-4am, free before 10pm, $10 before midnight, $12 after midnight, 438 Hudson Street New York. Get to Henrietta Hudson this Saturday night for a night of dancing and debauchery at the most famous lesbian and queer bar in the West Village. DJ Culi spins Reggaeton, Dancehall, House and EDM while Ruthy dazzles the crowd with shows up on the bar! The bar will be packed with babes, baes and more partying well into the night. Free shots for the first 100 guests! 1/2 price entry with Instagram share!
SATURDAYS @ METROPOLITAN
10 PM – late, free, 559 Lorimer Street Brooklyn. Frankie Sharp (Westgay) invades Brooklyn with an evening of debauchery and overall madness. Featuring hot gogo boys, guest DJs and a guest host.
SATURDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4pm, free, 281 West 12th Street New York.
You know the deal– the friendliest neighborhood lesbian bar that we know and love is serving up half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer till 7 PM. Hang out with the fabulous bartender Geeta behind the bar!
SATURDAY EVENING SOCIALS @ GINGER’S
9pm, free, 363 5th Avenue Brooklyn. Come hang in Brooklyn for a Saturday night full of booze, music, dancing and lesbians! $5 PBR and shot. If you haven’t been to Ginger’s on a Saturday night in a while—then give it a shot!
Sunday, February 11
LGBTQ VALENTINE DANCE PARTY @ THE LIVING ROOM
3pm-7pm, $10, 432 N Wantagh Ave, Bethpage. Be still my Long Islander heart! A queer party on LI! Come out to the Living Room for beats by Dj Nikki Lions and conversations + dances with a warm and friendly queer crowd.
FORBIDDEN @ LITM
6pm-9pm, free, 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey. Lez-fest presents Forbidden, a night of fun, drinks, food, and queer women.
QUEER SOUP NIGHT SPECIAL @ PELS PIE CO
6:30pm-9pm, $30, 446 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn. Get ready for something a little different this time…the very first Queer Soup Night Special Edition. Think: intimate, sexy, soupy, fancy night with a bunch of gorgeous queers in honor of VDay. Space is limited so tickets are required.Ticket includes: A whole lotta soup by our QSN Kitchen crew, savory pie and biscuits by Pels, special dessert TBA, all sorts of VDay surprises + slow jams all night by Dj JayeMarti. Cash bar. Event benefits the critical work of the New Sanctuary Coalition as well as the ongoing work of QSN.
BAD BEHAVIOR QUEER VALENTINES @ HOUSE OF YES
9pm-4am, free with RSVP, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. Calling all queers, queens, dykes, daddies, kittens, soft butches, hard femmes, gay goddesses, and all wonderful queer humans to the dance floor: Tonight this house is YOURS. Welcome to the Valentines Edition of Bad Behavior! Because good gurls may go to heaven, but bad gurls go everywhere, so throw on your finest disco-Dollywood frock and lose yourself in the lights and madness. Get real, get cute, and get down.
BURLESQUE COSTUME SWAP AND TEA PARTY @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4pm–late, free, 438 Hudson Street New York. Looking drab? Come change out those duds for some fresh new threads! Swap or sell your costumes and clothes for some fresh looks, all while enjoying tea inspired cocktails crafted by Daddy Longlegs! Our vendors for the evening include: Handmade pasties by Minnie Tonka @minnie_tonka ; Art by Brittany Maldonado @journeytokolon ; Art by Meli Sanfiorenzo http://melisanfiorenzo.tumblr.com/ and handmade jewelry by Nassarius Jewelry Co. @nassariusco Questions? Email Daddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
2pm-4am, free, 281 West 12th Street New York. Wind down your weekend — or keep turning up — with $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas until 7pm, $3 Bud Light, Cubbyhole Lager, Yuengling and PBR until 1am, and $2 well shots from 9pm to 1am.
SUNDAY FUNDAY @ BUM BUM BAR
5pm-1am, free, 63-14 Roosevelt Avenue Astoria. Sunday is fun day, with the best karaoke and bingo in Queens! Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm, with $25 beer buckets. Make sure to bring your friends, grab some beers, and sing your queer heart out!
Monday, February 12
MONDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4pm-4am, free, 281 West 12th Street New York. What better place to ease your Monday blues than at the queer neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name?
LOCAL 438 @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
5pm–2am, free, 438 Hudson Street New York. Happy Hour until 7pm– $4 Bud Light drafts and $5 Margaritas plus free pool all night long. Come celebrate the history and queerfriendly energy of Greenwich Village—the birthplace of the gay rights movement—by mixing the LGBTQ community with hipster locals for friendly fusion and great vibes.
MONDAY MADNESS @ GINGER’S
5pm-2am, 363 5th Avenue Brooklyn. Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm to 8pm. Barkeep Perry serves special Jagermeister shots for $3.50 and Ginger’s draft for $5. Unwind, quench your thirst and wash down those Monday blues! Pool table, flat screen TVs, and digital jukebox.
HOT FRUIT @ METROPOLITAN
8pm-late, free, 559 Lorimer Street Brooklyn. $2 PBR tallboys and $5 PBR/shots. Metropolitan is Brooklyn’s best, queerest Monday night party. Come turn up with Pietro and Boy Radio behind the bar keeping you wet all night.