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Bars, Dive bars West Village
5 out of 5 stars
(19user reviews)
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Cubbyhole is one of the Village’s more festive and hetero-friendly gay-and-lesbian bars. Chinese paper lanterns, tissue-paper fish, holiday decorations, and bejeweled chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Barstools are upholstered with glossy vinyl bearing pictures of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. Eclectic? You bet.


Venue name: Cubbyhole
Address: 281 W 12th St
New York
Cross street: at 4th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat, Sun 2pm-4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:18
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One of the best bars every. Best bartenders (Ellen, Danny, Geta & Deb)
Best happy hour and drink specials. Cool jukebox and best of all they always have hot women and men who go there. Cubbyhole 4-ever

Best neighborhood bar ever. Great vibe, awesome staff, amazing prices, fun and interesting crowd, what else could a person ask for?

The bartenders and staff and consistently awesome! Great drink specials and often free pizza! It's a staple in the lesbian community and it's incredibly difficult to maintain business for a smaller demographic, but they're nailing it!

Great bar, friendly staff and everyone is welcome. Also awesome drink specials!

It's a fun time always and very friendly staff and crowd!! Love this place❤️

Cubby Hole is the most friendly, cosy, fun pub in NYC. It's owners give back so much to the community. You never know who you'll meet here. Famous people, travelers, neighbors, old friends. The bartenders are really fun too!

the owner is gracious, it's friendly, warm, happy, and a place to go for fun.

Debbie is the BEST bartender, and person. Great spot with great staff

I LOVE CUBBYHOLE!! It"s actually my favorite bar in the city....NOT JUST THE WEST VILLAGE! The entire Cubbyhole staff is so nice, I truly am unbelievably grateful to be a part of such an amazing community.

This venue is home to me! As a bisexual woman, when I first turned 21 I was looking for a place where I could make new friends and build a community because I had recently been kicked out of the house. A google search brought me to this bar and it was the best thing I could have found. I have made so many loving friendships, even with some of the bartenders! It's a place where anyone can go and they belong.

This bar is so fun, the ceiling is absolutely covered in lanterns, streamers and paper decorations. I had a great time at Mardi Gras here last year (and the $2 margaritas weren't bad either!) The bartender also bought pizza for everyone, always awesome. Super fun and friendly vibe!

make sure you bring cash...and if you're claustrophobic don't look up! Fun inclusive spot for gay, straight friends alike and the bartenders are super friendly :)

Super friendly bartenders and drinks specials pretty much every night ($2 margarita Tuesdays, $4 drinks throughout the week). Happy hour Monday-Sat til 7pm (half off all beer, well drinks, and wine).

The jukebox has it all and the ceiling is packed with decorations that change with the seasons. And no shortage of friendly faces :)