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!
Who’s ready for another week of beautiful queer babes, beats and booze? I know I am. Ya’ll were on fire last week.
Can’t wait to see you all again this week!<3
Tuesday January 23
XOXA’S HOUSE OF SENSES @ HOUSE OF YES
8pm-4am, $10-$45, 2 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn. XOXA’s House of Senses: F A T E is a multi-sensory dance powered journey through heaven, purgatory and hell. (Which I am personally excited AF for and already planned my outfit.) Discover your place in the afterlife as you wander through three realms of sensory exploration. XOXA resident DJ’s HardCandy & Darelectric with guest DJ’s Beat Kitty and IFE to guide you through your journey. Judgment day has come and it’s full of #xoxamagic.
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 January 24
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!
QUEER DYKE HAPPY HOUR @ DREAM BABY
6pm-9pm, free, 162-164 Avenue B, New York. Come drink, laugh and be merry! Grab a nice fancy Cocktail and make friends!
Thursday January 25
ELLIS @ MUSEUM OF SEX
An invite-only event to celebrate the curious, fluid, interesting, and interested women of NYC.
THE ‘SUP SHOW @ CAVEAT
9:30pm-11pm, $10, 21 A Clinton St New York. ‘SUP is a comedy collective creating space for female, queer, and gender non-conforming voices. This evening of entertainment will showcase the best and the brightest acts from the SUP open mic, a weekly experimental space for comedians to try new things and express themselves. Come, grab a drink, laugh, and support queer comedians!
TRUUU @ MOOD RING
10pm-2am, free, 1260 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn. TRUUU is a new dance party in Brooklyn that aims to create a space for queer, trans, gender non-conforming people of color and their loved ones. What’s better than a queer dance party? Nothing, that’s right. Riobamba, Riff Raff, and Elosi will be DJing to keep your queer butts moving. Mood Ring is a super cool super queer astrology influenced space — Aquarius zodiac themed cocktails available for the aquarian bae in your life.
DIRTY THURSDAY ONESIE PARTY @ HOUSE OF YES
10pm-4am, free, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. Baby it’s cold outside – so cozy up in a Onesie and come heat it up on the dance floor to the sounds of DJ DirtyFinger. Suit up, cute up. Come turn House Of Yes into a cuddly animal kingdom mixer with dinosours, unicorns, leopards, penguins, pikachus, and more. You can dance however you want, as long as you’re in a onesie.
ANYTHING GOES @ STONEWALL
10 PM – late, free, 53 Christopher Street New York. Come out to the iconic Stonewall Inn for 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
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. 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
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. Why not spend your thirsty Thursday at the lesbian bar where everyone knows your name? Who knows, you might even meet ~someone special.~
Friday January 26
10pm-2am, $10 before 10pm, $20 after, email Red@submitparty.com for location. The city’s hottest sex and SM party for the women and trans community will feed your appetite, whether you’re a voyeur, experienced player, novice, or just curious, you’re sure to find something to satisfy! Bring your hot self to The Basement for raunchy, old-school, 1970s dark alley and tearoom style play. The play space has open and connected, rooms, a cubbyhole maze with peepholes, beds, slings, bondage equipment, a flogging station, an orgy room, and more.
LADIES NIGHT @ ICON
10pm-3am, donation, 31-84 33rd St, Astoria. Las Reinas present a night of dancing and community. Party for a cause and donate to help rebuild a family’s house that burnt down. Music by DJ Triple 9 spinning all your favorites new and old school.
TRAFFIC LIGHT PARTY @ BUM BUM BAR
6pm-4am, free, 63-14 Roosevelt Ave, Queens. You know the deal– wear green if you’re singe, yellow you’re looking, red if you’re taken. Just in time to find a bae before Valentine’s Day, come turn up at Bum Bum Bar to mix and mingle with sexy ladies.
OVA THE RAINBOW @ THE SPECTRUM
10pm-6am, $10 before 2am, $20 after 2 am, $25 after 3:30 am, 1022 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn. Come out to The Spectrum to hang wit queer cuties and shake it to DJs HD, Shyboi, Doggy Babyy, Aharaw and Protopapa. Your donations for this night go to sustaining The Dreamhouse/ Spectrum as a space for the LGBTQ+ community to make art.
THE ROLLER WAVE @ HOUSE OF YES
6pm-10pm, $10 admission or $20 admission + skate rental, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn. Glide, ride, fly, get high! Studio50 H brings his Roller Wave skate party to the legendary House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. Suggested dress code: disco & retro roller rink looks!
BROOKLYN QUEER NIGHT @ PACIFIC STANDARD
9pm-2am, free, 82 4th Ave, Brooklyn. Brooklyn Queer Night is an informal mixer for LGBTQ+ Brooklynites and friends, hosted by Brooklyn Queer Social. Come out and connect with some queer cuties.
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. 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
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 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
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 January 27
HOT RABBIT’S BAD HABIT @ LOT 45
10pm-late, $10, 411 Troutman St, Brooklyn. Join the iconic, sexy, and fab LGBTQ dance party at Lot 45. Beats brought to you by DJ Riff Raff and DJ Roze Royze, performance by Goldie Peacock, photos by photomistress Grace Chu, and sexy go-go magic by the hottest dancers in NYC. $8 Beer + Shot combo til 12 AM!
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.
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!
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 January 28
WRECKROOM @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
10pm-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!
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 January 22
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.