Here are just a few of our favorites in the neighborhood. Elmo Is there a gayer restaurant on earth? Expect a menu of upscale comfort food, along with a lively bar. Barracuda Lounge Barracuda is a laid-back, no-frills spot where locals or, really, anyone can meet in a loungy space. The venerable neighborhood institution features regular 2-for-1 drink deals.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton. The reception was no less enthusiastic at the second stop at Sisters, a lesbian bar, where excited women grinding to Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" barely allowed Chelsea to speak because they kept interrupting her with applause and cheers. Andrea Myers, 26, said she was undecided between Clinton and Barack Obama in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary until she heard Chelsea was going to be at the bar. Out on the streets, Chelsea was like a pied piper, leading her dates for the night - Gov. With the Tuesday's primary days away, the gay bar tour shows how much the campaigns are courting the gap vote, which by some estimates represents as much as 5 percent of the city's vote. Rendell's been a regular at the gay bars since he ran for district attorney in , when he was credited with being the first straight candidate to court the gay vote. He made a similar campaign swing through the neighborhood in for John Kerry.
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On Tuesday social media were abuzz after the iconic New York City gay bar Splash posted an online notice about shutting its doors after 22 years of go-go boys, stiff drinks, and general gay debauchery. It was a smart move to post the note online, as most of the folks kvetching about the pending closure would have never noticed the actual note had it been posted on the door of the West 17th Street club itself. Splash has had a great run in the fickle world of New York City nightlife, but as any gay man and it is mostly gay men who frequent Splash who actually resides in New York City could tell you and boy will they tell you , the bar has largely fallen off the radar in the past few years.
Opened in , the bar is known for its nightly drag shows. Barracuda opened in Chelsea Pontarelli and Heighton had previously co-owned Crobar, a venue in Manhattan's East Village , where a weekly drag show called "Star Search" began in Through the early s, Barracuda was a popular destination for high-profile names and promoters in the entertainment industry. A New York Times article said, "[T]his neighborhood gay bar keeps drawing celebrities, who often appear free, along with record executives, Broadway show promoters and perfume designers in search of the elusive holy grail of cool.