Always uncomfortably crowded, the Hangar is a default destination for cute gay men looking for temporary, vaguely fulfilling love/sex. Greasy snacks, a pool table and lots of seating encourage serious loafersaon weekends, the baras always packed until 4.
Chi-Chiz--the longtime Christopher Street bar favored by many African Americans--was shut down after a lot of cop harassment last year, but fortunately, Hangar Bar hangs on. The unpretentious hangout provides a friendly setting where the community can freely mix in all its colors and textures. This place is never boring. After all, the staff is upbeat, the go-go boys really get into their Obie-caliber performances, and the drinks are usually pretty strong (which might explain why... More »