A Guide To The Best NYC Parties This Holigay Season

GO Mag wishes you a very happy holigay! Party on! 

Are you ready to party your ass off the second you walk out of work this Friday? (Or earlier, if you can’t wait, you naughty party girl.) Then you’ve come to the right place, babes. Below you will find GO’s list of all the sexiest parties from December 20 to January 5. Whether you love the holiday season or hate it, a little party never hurt nobody.

Is your New Years Resolution to go out more? Meet a bae? Have unabashed fun? Start that resolution early and get your cute queer butt to these parties. From iconic spots like Cubby, Hens, Stonewall, Ginger’s, and Bum Bum Bar to unique and new clubs, there is a turn-up for everyone. Happy drinking and dancing, lezzies! GO Mag wishes you a very happy holigay! Party on!


Wednesday December 20

XMAS SPECTACULAR @ HOUSE OF YES
7 PM – 2 AM, $35-$50, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. The 7th Annual House of Yes Xmas Spectacular is back, with more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense that will have you loving the holidays like never before! Featuring Reindeer, Dancing Gifts, Christmas Trees, Mariah Carey, Milk & Cookies, Jesus, Space Dolphins and all of your other holiday favorites. Come early to not miss extra special Xmas prancing madness before the show — with food, Custom Perrier Cocktails, Naughty-or-Nice Perrier Punchbowl, a Perrier-inspired infinity mirror photo experience, and more surprises!

MUFFINS IN THE WINDOW @ STONEWALL
8 PM – 10 PM, $5, 53 Christopher St, New York. Come to the legendary Stonewall Inn for Muffins In The Window, a variety show now in its 11th Season. All of you talented queer babes are encouraged to perform in this monthly showcase of actors, singers, comedians, dancers, monologuists, film makers, instrumentalists, drag and burlesque entertainers. Join Stonewall’s sensational, tipsy, outrageous, and non judgmental crowd as they laugh, cry and ponder the ever changing artistic endeavors of the New York City family. Show spots fill on a first email, first serve basis (stephenmichaelrondel@gmail.com).

Thursday December 21

PAT HOLIGAY @ UNION POOL
10 PM – 3 AM, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn. JD Samson Presents, PAT, a turnt and sexy party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Come out for a night of video art, amazing DJs and a crowd full of beautiful babes willing to let go and turn up.

XMAS SPECTACULAR @ HOUSE OF YES
7 PM – 2 AM, $35-$50, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. The 7th Annual House of Yes Xmas Spectacular is back, with more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense that will have you loving the holidays like never before! Featuring Reindeer, Dancing Gifts, Christmas Trees, Mariah Carey, Milk & Cookies, Jesus, Space Dolphins and all of your other holiday favorites. Come early to not miss extra special Xmas prancing madness before the show — with food, Custom Perrier Cocktails, Naughty-or-Nice Perrier Punchbowl, a Perrier-inspired infinity mirror photo experience, and more surprises!

HOMOTOWN @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4 PM – late, free, 438 Hudson Street, New York. Homotown is a Thursday night weekly party in the West Village for queers who want to throw it back in style, groove to awesome music together, and get down. This means soul, Motown, good hip-hop, throwbacks and an evolving set list by DJ Tikka Masala. Bargirls Dot and Booker keep the drinks rolling with Happy Hour all the way ‘til midnight! Young, fresh crowd and super cool vibe & genderbending crowd!

THROWBACK THURSDAYS @ BUM BUM BAR
5 PM – late, 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
5 PM – late, free, 363 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Hour: 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 @ METROPOLITAN
8 PM – late, $5 suggested donation (100% donated to Gays Against Guns), 559 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. Drag stars Alotta McGriddles and Thorgy Thor host a live auction of vintage treasures. They also raffle off jewelry, bar tabs, trinkets, etc.! DRAGnet starts at 11 PM. Watch amateur drag queens battle it out for a chance to compete in the annual “Miss Dragnet” competition. Hosted by Merrie Cherry with DJ Jessamess keeping you dancing.

THURSDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
7 PM – late, 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. Always a great group of women in a very inclusive environment. The perfect place to meet someone special!

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Friday December 22

XMAS SPECTACULAR @ HOUSE OF YES
7 PM – 2 AM, $35-$50, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. The 7th Annual House of Yes Xmas Spectacular is back, with more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense that will have you loving the holidays like never before! Featuring Reindeer, Dancing Gifts, Christmas Trees, Mariah Carey, Milk & Cookies, Jesus, Space Dolphins and all of your other holiday favorites. Come early to not miss extra special Xmas prancing madness before the show — with food, Custom Perrier Cocktails, Naughty-or-Nice Perrier Punchbowl, a Perrier-inspired infinity mirror photo experience, and more surprises!

UGLY SWEATER PARTY @ BUM BUM BAR
9 PM- 4 AM, 63-14 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside. Come out this Friday decked out in your ugliest sweater to dance and mingle with Queens’ most beautiful queer women. DJ Boli will have you on your feet all night bumping your favorite house music. Celebrate your Friday at Bum Bum Bar!

HOT RABBIT FRIDAY @ DROM
11 PM- 4 AM, $10 or $5 with password, 85 Avenue A, New York. Come turn up at one of NY’s hottest LGBTQ dance parties at a new, sexy location. DJ Monstar and DJ Chaotic will be keeping it lit all night while sexy go-go dancers Dgold and Ondina do their thing. $10 Beer + Shot combo til 12am!

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SINGLES NIGHT @ GINGER’S
5 PM – late, free, 363 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Come celebrate Friday with happy hour from 5-8, half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors. Groove your bum off to guest DJs and enjoy sassy pink pussycat cocktails or Ginger’s draft for $5 at Brooklyn’s finest G-spot. Come meet hot Brooklyn ladies!

FRIDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4 PM – late, 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 holiday celebrations at Cubbyhole– Affectionately known to us GO staff as the “Cheers for Queers!”

LESBO-A-GO-GO @ STONEWALL
10 PM – late, 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!

Saturday December 23

CHEERS QUEERS @ FRIENDS AND LOVERS
6 PM- 10 PM, free, 641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn. Join DJ Tikka Masala in Crown Heights, playing the Jams to warm you up for your Saturday night. Come pregame to your favorite old school, hiphop, dancehall, r+b, and more. Start your Saturday night out the right way: surrounded by good music and the LGBTQ family of Brooklyn.

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
4 PM – late, free, 281 West 12th Street, New York.
Pre-game for Christmas with with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer till 7 PM.

SNATCH SATURDAYS @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4 PM – 4 AM, free until 10 PM, 438 Hudson Street, New York. Come mingle with sexy queer gals @ Hens! Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm, free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm. Resident DJ Culi runs deep with her signature sound, fusing clubby pop, dance and house. Hot go-gos with show stopping performances to keep you hot all night!

SATURDAY EVENING SOCIALS @ GINGER’S
9 PM – late, 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 December 24 | Christmas Eve

WRECKROOM @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
10 PM – late, free, 438 Hudson Street, New York. Come hang with hot queer gals, play pool, and dance to the laid-back vibes of DJ Tikka Masala. A mix of pop, hip-hop, reggae and more on the virtual jukebox. Come hang at Wreckroom with the cool kids!

CHRISTMAS EVE @ UP & DOWN
10 PM- 4 AM, $20, 244 W. 14th St, New York. Make your way down to Up & Down and get into the Christmas spirit in a venue that pushes boundaries and creates an environment that opens up new worlds.

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SUNDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
2 PM – 4 AM, free, 281 West 12th Street, New York. Wind down your weekend and gear up for Christmas Eve 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. Boasting delicious drinks and one of the friendliest crowds in the city, this is a must for anyone looking to celebrate the holidays in a safe, all-inclusive environment!

SUNDAY FUNDAY @ BUM BUM BAR
5 PM- 1 AM, 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 December 25 | Christmas Day

HARD AND SOUL @ OUTPUT
10 PM- 4 AM, $25, 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn. Come out to one of Brooklyn’s sexiest venues this Christmas and dance to the beats of DJ Danny Tenaglia.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St Jude Children’s Hospital!

MONDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4 PM- 4 AM, free, 281 West 12th Street, New York. What better way to spend Christmas/New Years Day than at the queer neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name?

LOCAL 438 @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
5 PM – 2 AM, 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. Pool sharks take heed, as the pool table is free all night long! Bargirls Culi and E keep it fresh and funky for you!

MONDAY MADNESS @ GINGER’S
5 PM- 2 AM, 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
8 PM- late, free, 559 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. $2 PBR tallboys and $5 PBR/shots. DJs David John Sokolowski and Econ spin house, new wave and disco. Performance art, drag, live music and slam poetry shows at midnight. Photos by Tinker Coalescing: Queer Photography. Visual Art by Ethan Weinstock. Pietro and Daniel are your bartenders keeping you wet all night!

Thursday, December 28

HOMOTOWN @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4 PM – late, free, 438 Hudson Street, New York. Homotown is a Thursday night weekly party in the West Village for queers who want to throw it back in style, groove to awesome music together, and get down. This means soul, Motown, good hip-hop, throwbacks and an evolving set list by DJ Tikka Masala. Bargirls Dot and Booker keep the drinks rolling with Happy Hour all the way ‘til midnight! Young, fresh crowd and super cool vibe & genderbending crowd!

THROWBACK THURSDAYS @ BUM BUM BAR
5 PM – late, 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
5 PM – late, free, 363 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Hour: 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 @ METROPOLITAN
8 PM – late, $5 suggested donation (100% donated to Gays Against Guns), 559 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. Drag stars Alotta McGriddles and Thorgy Thor host a live auction of vintage treasures. They also raffle off jewelry, bar tabs, trinkets, etc.! DRAGnet starts at 11 PM. Watch amateur drag queens battle it out for a chance to compete in the annual “Miss Dragnet” competition. Hosted by Merrie Cherry with DJ Jessamess keeping you dancing.

THURSDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
7 PM – late, 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. Always a great group of women in a very inclusive environment. The perfect place to meet someone special!

Friday, December 29

SINGLES NIGHT @ GINGER’S
5 PM – late, free, 363 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Come celebrate Friday with happy hour from 5-8, half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors. Groove your bum off to guest DJs and enjoy sassy pink pussycat cocktails or Ginger’s draft for $5 at Brooklyn’s finest G-spot. Come meet hot Brooklyn ladies!

FRIDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4 PM – late, 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 holiday celebrations at Cubbyhole– Affectionately known to us GO staff as the “Cheers for Queers!”

LESBO-A-GO-GO @ STONEWALL
10 PM – late, 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!

Saturday December 30

QUEERTOPIA @ CAFE ERZULIE
4 PM – 9 PM, free, 894 Broadway, Brooklyn. All QTPOC are invited to come drink and dance with the Brooklyn LGBTQ family. Dance to the sounds of Neon Nuckles, and pose for a photo by Nerdscarf. Open birthday celebration for Cleopatra. Get ready to be lit AF and queer/twospirit/POC/lgbtqiagnc AF.  Suggested Dresscode: Wear your flashiest outfit in honor of pre-NYE! Glitter is highly encouraged.

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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
4 PM – late, free, 281 West 12th Street, New York.
Pre-game for Christmas with with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer till 7 PM.

SNATCH SATURDAYS @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4 PM – 4 AM, free until 10 PM, 438 Hudson Street, New York. Come mingle with sexy queer gals @ Hens! Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm, free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm. Resident DJ Culi runs deep with her signature sound, fusing clubby pop, dance and house. Hot go-gos with show stopping performances to keep you hot all night!

SATURDAY EVENING SOCIALS @ GINGER’S
9 PM – late, 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 December 31 | New Years Eve

GLAM BALL @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
9 PM- 4 AM, $20-$60, 438 Hudson St, New York. The iconic Hens is pulling out all the stops this NYE from beats by world class resident spin master DJ CuliI to NYC’s sexiest Gogo dancers. Come turn up, dance, drink and enjoy delicious treats by chef Ro Pacheco. Welcome 2018 surrounded by hot lesbians and good times!

HOT RABBIT/ RESOLUTIONS PARTY @ LOT 45
10 PM- 4 AM, $15-$30, 411 Troutman St, Brooklyn. Hot Rabbit, NYC’s hottest LGBTQ dance party, is turning up extra hard this NYE. Dress to impress and come get loose to Miami’s DJ Citizen Jane, DJ Vito Fun, and DJ M.O. Fill your eyes with the sultry voice of The Voice’s Frenchie Davis. Kiss your bae (or a someone you just met) at midnight in Grace Chu’s photobooth, while toasting with complimentary Champagne. $8 Beer + Shot combo til 12am, and food available until 2 AM. This is a party you don’t want to miss!

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INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST NYE @ THE WEST
10 PM- 12 AM, free, 379 Union Ave, Brooklyn. Join the Brooklyn feminist family this New Years Eve at The West! They’ll be bringing in 2018 with gratitude and celebration of community! The West is a feminist woman-owned spot with drinks food, and room to chill inside or outside. Space is limited so show up early and bring friends! RSVP to djtikka@gmail.com.

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NYE @ VANDAL
10 PM- 4 AM, $75-$175, 199 Bowery New York. Come celebrate NYE in style at Vandal, Vandal the latest restaurant lounge by the TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos. Vandal celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global street culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond, as well as the history and culture of the restaurant’s Lower East Side location. This night promises to be full of delicious and decadent food, flowing champagne, edgy art, and beautiful people.

NYE @ BROOKLYN WINERY
9 PM – 2 AM, $150, 213 N 8th St, Brooklyn. Don your most elegant cocktail attire and raise a glass to the end of 2017 with a four and a half hour open bar (including Brooklyn Winery wine, top shelf liquor, premium beer, and a specialty cocktail), lavish antipasti spreads, and passed hors d’oeuvres that are sure to keep you kicking up your heels all night long. Leave the world of Brooklyn behind and greet the new year with an evening in the sultry 1940s. Frolic, dance, and sway through the wee hours of the evening under a sea of lanterns or lounge with a glass of champagne in an dark and intimate corner. Come celebrate the New Year at Brooklyn Winery for a night of drinks, dancing, and boisterous fun!

NYE @ BUM BUM BAR
10 PM- 8 AM, $20, 63-14 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside. Come ring in the New Year with Champagne, food, hookah, hats, whistles, and more! DJ Bolt and DJ Yayo to keep you grooving into 2018.

Monday January 1 | New Years Day

MONDAYS @ CUBBYHOLE
4 PM- 4 AM, free, 281 West 12th Street, New York. What better way to spend Christmas/New Years Day than at the queer neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name?

LOCAL 438 @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
5 PM – 2 AM, 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. Pool sharks take heed, as the pool table is free all night long! Bargirls Culi and E keep it fresh and funky for you!

MONDAY MADNESS @ GINGER’S
5 PM- 2 AM, 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
8 PM- late, free, 559 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. $2 PBR tallboys and $5 PBR/shots. DJs David John Sokolowski and Econ spin house, new wave and disco. Performance art, drag, live music and slam poetry shows at midnight. Photos by Tinker Coalescing: Queer Photography. Visual Art by Ethan Weinstock. Pietro and Daniel are your bartenders keeping you wet all night!

Friday January 5

GIRLNATIONNYC @ STONEWALL
10pm-4am, $5, 53 Christopher St (Bet Waverly and Seventh Ave), facebook.com/girlnationnyc Start your first weekend of 2018 with Girl Nation at the legendary Stonewall Inn! DJ Ri-MiX will be spinning sexy beats and Dancer Scarlett Snow will be keeping it hot with her moves. Bartenders Mel and Poppi will keeing you wet all night long.