A dance floor, show-tune-playing pianist and cabaret acts add up to the ultimate gay package at this long-standing haunt. The diverse crowd assembles for happy hour (get a buck off well drinks Mon–Fri 4–9pm and Sat 2–9pm) and sticks around for shows in the spacious basement. Drag queen Jesse Volt hosts High Voltage on Wednesday nights at 11pm, and Barbara Herr fires up another drag show, Sabor Latino, at midnight on Mondays. On weekend nights, the frisky go-go boys and upbeat atmosphere make the low cover charge ($3–$7) a steal.
|Venue name:||The Monster|
80 Grove St
|Cross street:||at Seventh Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat, Sun 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. Cash only|
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