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!
Another week, another list of amazing queer parties to shake your queer butts at! Have fun, babes. <3
Tuesday, January 30
TABLEAUX ART SALON AND KINKY MIXER @ LOT 45
7:30pm-10:30pm, free, 411 Troutman St Brooklyn. House of Darker is an artistic collective that weaves together social and creative aims. They have collaborated with Lot 45, conjuring a fetish-themed setting for artists, the kinky, and the kink-curious to mix and mingle. This month’s theme is Blindfolds in the Ballroom. Tango takes center stage, with poses from 7:30 – 9:30. There will also be a Valentine’s Pop Up Market. Browse fabulous books, body products, vintage baubles, stockings, art, and much more sold by our artist and artisan friends.
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 31
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!
FUNK YOU @ HOUSE OF YES
10pm-4am, free with RSVP, 2 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn. Come out to give your love to the Soul, the Disco and most importantly, that sweet sweet FUNK. HOY has got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Tunes by DJ Bruce.
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 1
WOMEN’S AND TRANS/GNC MIXER @ BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER
5:30pm-7:30pm, free, 1360 Fulton Street Brooklyn. LGBTQ+ women and trans/GNC folks come out and mix and mingle! Light refreshments will be available. And Zara Barrie and I will be there!
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. 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
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 2
HOT RABBIT FRIDAYS @ DROM
11pm-4am, $10 or $5 with weekly password, 85 Avenue A (6th Street) New York. Join the iconic LGBTQ dance party at an amazing new venue. Beats brought to you by DJ Kandylion, special performance by Clara Coquette, sexy go-go magic by Madame Staff and Infinite, photos by photomistress Grace Chu! $10 Beer + Shot combo til 12 AM!
CB GLASSER INVASION @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
10pm, free, 438 Hudson Street New York. Henrietta Hudson’s POP IN series welcomes CB Glasser as she rolls back into NYC for a special appearance at Henrietta Hudson feat. DJ Avg Jo (Jo Collura) & DJ Monstar (Mila Polyak) with sexy GoGo sensation Scarlett Snow!
JD SAMSON AMBER VALENTINE AND LAUREN FLAX @ LE BAIN
10pm-4am, 444 W 13th St New York. Le Bain is the penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar on the top floor of The Standard, High Line featuring world-famous DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system and exclamation-inspiring views. JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. Amber Valentine is one of our fav queer girl DJs, and your local disco doll working to bring you sparkling opportunities for moments of dancefloor ecstacy. Lauren Flax is a musician, producer, and DJ – who has worked with Grammy-nominated vocalists both individually and as part of the prominent Brooklyn duo CREEP. Can you say best queer music party ever?
GIRLNATION @ STONEWALL UPSTAIRS
10pm-4am, $5, 53 Christopher Street New York. Come turn up at the legendary Stonewall with girlNATION! Celebrate the new EP My Love from out indie-pop artist Ria Mae! Shake your butt to beats by DJ Ri-Mix. Get your drink on with sexy bartenders Mel and Poppi. Spend your Friday with drinks, dancing, and hot queer babes.
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!
Saturday, February 3
SNATCH SATURDAYS @ HENRIETTA HUDSON
4pm-4am, free until 10 PM, 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!
YAS MAMA @ C’MON EVERYBODY
11pm-4am, $5, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn. QTPOC Latinax night! Come through for throwback jams by DJs Horrorchata and DJ Hannah Lou. Salsa, hip hop, reGAYton, and a lot of Selena. Shows by Jenn D’role.
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 4
6pm-11:30pm, sold out, 277 Gold St, Apt 3F, Brooklyn. Babetown is a pop up supper club for queer women, trans and non binary people that meets in a variety of private homes each month. This month, chill together, eat deep fried deliciousness together, celebrate each other’s queerness, and turn up for the Super Bowl halftime show. In solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, a portion of proceeds from this dinner will go to supporting the Black Lives Matter network.
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! double Happy hour from 4-7 and 10-12.
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 5
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.