Gay clubs in New York are a thing of the past, having vanished in the 1990s when iconic spots like the Roxy and Twilo closed up shop to make room for things like high-rise condos and Sleep No More. XL at the OUT NYC is the city's only remaining big gay room, and even that stands empty several nights a week. These days, gay club nights are centered around gay bars—where you'll find world-class drag queens every night of the week—or nights in mixed spaces like Stage 48. But the demise of the megaclub hasn't diluted queer clubbing. If anything, the slacking velvet rope has resulted in a more mixed and democratic scene, from the basement discos of the Village to loft parties in Brooklyn.
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Have you ever wanted to dress up like a character from Xanadu, The Great Gatsby, or the “Thriller” video and then go dance in a park with a lot of other like-minded people? Join the insanity at Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco, at which you’ll need to unleash your inner Rollerblade vixen to keep up with the crowd. In celebration of Pride, Lola is throwing an epic monster ball in honor of Lady Gaga. Who knows: Meat dresses might glide nicely on the rink.Read more
Head to the Mayfair's underground every first Saturday of the month for a relaxed night of crowd-pleasing jams from your favorite divas and queens from the past and present. While Britney, Christina, Left Eye and Aaliyah play all night, revisit classic N64 games (GoldenEye, anyone?), snag cheap drink specials and whiskey tastings, and even play some sloppy beer pong.Read more