Hg2 : The Hedonist


Now that the gay community has left much of its former ghetto, Chelsea, to the straight gallery owner set and dug in its heels in Hell’s Kitchen, a little polish is becoming more commonplace in the New York bars in this neighborhood. It is, at least, at this popular Midtown hangout – formerly a carriage house, a warehouse, and a brothel (not all at once) – where two floors of coolly lit lounge play host to mainstream gay professionals and younger Abercrombie types. Boy-toy bartenders grin and bear hordes of adoring customers ordering up – among the typical Martinis, light beers, and shots – specialty drinks such as the Pavlov’s Dog (Stoli Vanil, Midori, lemon sour, and pineapple juice), and Coitus Interruptus (Tanqueray 10, raspberry liqueur, grenadine, lemon, and champagne).

348 West 52nd Street (8th Ave),
Midtown West
+1 212 397 1700
Opening Times
daily, 5pm-2am (4am Thurs-Sat)
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