13 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Though Chelsea isn’t the city’s gay hub anymore—the action moved to Hell’s Kitchen about a decade ago—Barracuda will probably be there forever. It’s survived because it’s a real neighborhood bar with a lived-in, unpretentious vibe. They have drag shows every night, and while the clientele can be a bit drunk and lively, they’re always welcoming.
Tips from locals
Gay bar. Fridays and Saturdays is packed. During weekdays they host drag shows.
One of my favorite neighborhood gay bars. It's good on Thursday nights have a fun drag show. Friday and Saturday nights are more locals.