Excelsior is one of the nicer gay bars in Brooklyn, and it’s a friendly, down-to-earth alternative to the Manhattan scene. Kylie Minogue is in the juke, but so is ’80s band Sisters of Mercy, plus a wide variety of current, often obscure artists like the Eels and Interpol. Things heat up on weekends as boys and girls from this borough and beyond show up to socialize. When it’s warm, a deck and a peaceful, roomy garden are open.
563 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 6th and 7th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6pm–4am; Sat, Sun 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. Cash only|
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