Main | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Manhattan Gay Bar Death Roll

Twilo, Limelight, Roxy, Lure, Tunnel, Sound Factory. And a couple of dozen more. Embiggen Next Magazine's map of the gay bars that have closed in Manhattan in the new millenium. I miss the Dugout most of all. I enjoyed the Lure and Roxy, but hadn't been to either in quite some time when they closed. Somehow I visited almost every joint on the map at least once.

UPDATE: While some commenters aptly point out that a few new bars have opened up, sometimes in the same locations shown on the map, what is most striking about this map is that not one of the closed dance palaces/megaclubs have been replaced. Unless you count the mostly-straight places that throw the quarterly or so gay-ish party. Which I don't.

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