Where: 59 Grove St.
The bar had its beginnings as a brothel in the 1850s, speakeasy-ed its way through Prohibition, and finally found its way to the gays. This laid back bar offers a simple selection of Budweiser and house drinks, and the dress code is casual.
281 W. 12 St.
Described by friends as the “lesbian Cheers,” Cubbyhole is a neighborhood favorite for its whimsical stuffed-animal decor and friendly crowd, who welcome patrons of all sexual persuasions into its plush fold.