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LoveGun NYC

Address 617 Grand Street; NY 11211
by Leonard Street
Neighbourhood Brooklyn — Williamsburg | See on map
Metro Lorimer St [L], Metropolitan Av [G]
Website https://twitter.com/LoveGunNYC
Price USD 5-10
Hours 22-04
Best night ‘Girls’ Friday party, Saturdays

Reports of the death of Manhattan’s gay scene have been frequent — and usually greatly exaggerated — but this Billyburg club at least makes for a worthwhile nightlife destination in the outer boroughs. LoveGun is a project from the guys behind Eastern Bloc and Atlas Social Club, and it comes loaded with the heavy party ammunition.

The vibe is anything-goes, dive bar gone disco-chic, with drag divas, local hipsters and visiting Manhattan scene queens all seemingly having a grand old time, dancing and eyeing eachother up. Promoters include Frankie Sharp whose ‘Girls’ party takes up the Friday slot and this isn’t unlike a slightly better behaved version of his Westgay night.

It’s fun and worth a Williamsburg outing, even for hardcore Manhattanites. Expect the place to be packed — and with a corresponding wait at the door — by midnight. You’ll find sofas and VIP bottle service at the far end mezzanine but the real action is on the main floor (double-height ceilings keep it from feeling too claustrophobic).