Hg2 : The Hedonist


Of the many gay bars in New York, Barracuda manages not to be too campy, too déclassé, or too snobby, yet sits smack dab in the middle of Chelsea. In this low-lit, decade-old watering hole, square-jawed barkeeps (who keep their shirts on, believe it or not) serve moderately priced drinks to good-natured regulars who yuk it up, do a fair amount of flirting, and lap the two rooms. The rear is a maze of worn-in couches, kitsch end tables, and lamps where dizzy waiters try not to spill trays of Martinis while rounding the pool table and squeezing past over-muscled patrons. The décor changes with the season, so there’s usually a fun reason to check back in.

275 West 22nd Street (8th Ave),
+1 212 645 8613
Opening Times
daily, 4pm-4am
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