Tag: Bars and Nightclubs

‘A Space Where You Could Be Free’: Puerto Rico’s L.G.B.T. Groups Rebuild After a Hurricane

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Puerto Ricans mourned so many losses after Hurricane Maria that the closing of a beloved tiki bar in San Juan might have seemed of little consequence, another casualty of the battered post-storm economy. But the bar — El Escondite, or the Hideaway — was not just a place for a strong […]

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Overlooked No More: Rev. Bill Larson, Who Became a Symbol of Gay Loss in New Orleans

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Christina Caron The fire that ripped through the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, was (and still is) the deadliest blaze the […]

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The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

On a recent night on the dance floor at Elsewhere Bar in Brooklyn, the air was heavy with sweat, joy and sorrow. I’d seen someone bury their face in their hands, shoulders shaking with silent sobs, and then, in what felt like seconds later, drop to the floor, behind bouncing, hands blurry with the tight […]

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Hey, Tourists! Here’s Where to Dance and Drink in New York City for Pride

ImageJulius during Gay Pride in 2016.CreditChristian Hansen for The New York Times The Stonewall Inn is probably the world’s most famous gay bar. It opened in 1967, a year after laws forbidding night life establishments from knowingly “serving alcohol to homosexuals” were overturned. Although it was Mafia-owned, the constant police raids were not targeted at […]

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Cardi B Indicted in Strip Club Fight in Queens

Cardi B, the rapper from the Bronx who vaulted up the charts as the doyenne of “money moves,” was indicted on Friday on felony charges connected to a fight at a Queens strip club last year. The Queens district attorney’s office would not comment on the charges against Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, […]

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How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less

Why pay top dollar for a luxury vacation when it’s possible to have it for less? A high-end trip without a premium price tag is possible anywhere in the world, but your approach needs to be tailored to your destination. Here, locals in five famously expensive cities — London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney […]

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A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. ImageThe drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford–Stuyvesant apartment. She only […]

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Learning to Listen, in a Los Angeles Cafe Built for Vinyl

LOS ANGELES — At 9:30 on a recent Monday morning, I parked on East Fourth Place in the downtown arts district, between Skid Row and the Los Angeles River. I walked into a kind of glass vestibule, then opened a door into the half-light of In Sheep’s Clothing, a listening bar. I was returning for […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Went Back to Bartending. Slogans Were Served.

Officially, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s one-hour return to her bartending days was about a push to raise pay for tipped-wage workers. But as she fielded orders from behind the bar of a restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, other concerns intruded. One woman handed her a card, thanking her for her support of the Muslim community and […]

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An Evening at Dreamland Roller Disco (and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby)

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. Sign up here to get future editions delivered to your inbox. ImageMaybe work your way up to this one.CreditCaitlin Ochs for The New York Times The Game […]

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At This Techno Club, the Party Is Political

TBILISI, Georgia — Miko Shakhdinarian was in high heels from a thrift store and a black dress borrowed from a friend when he walked under the concrete bulk of the Dinamo soccer stadium and into Bassiani, the techno club below. It was the three-year anniversary of Horoom, a monthly L.G.B.T. night at Bassiani, and the […]

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Skal! A Danish City Makes You Feel Like a Member of the Club

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