Boiler Room

Gay Bar, Bar, and Dive Bar$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Matthew D.
    "Great spot, usually pretty hot inside, oh and wicked cheap drinks!"(22 Tips)
    Dan G.
    "Best happy hour in the city and a jukebox to die for."(9 Tips)
    Matt B.
    "Great place to start your weekend nights: cheap, strong drinks."(5 Tips)
    Michael T.
    "One of the the best gay dives still left in the city!"(3 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 9, 2011
    Come here with your boys for some drunken fun at their Happy Hour from 10pm to 4am when well drinks are $3.75 and the cheesy & fun pop music is blasting.
  • Matt M.
    Matt McDonaldDecember 24, 2011
    Great laid back bar and the $3.50 drinks can't be beat! Its a bit of a random crowd though and will skew older, so keep that in mind. Great place to pre-game before going to your ultimate destination
  • Dan D.
    Dan DurkinJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    NewNowNext.com called it one of the best bars for husband hunting. Not sure about that, but the drinks are cheap and the music is decent when queens don't colonize the jukebox all night.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BDecember 25, 2014
    Great place to start your weekend nights: cheap, strong drinks. Not a bad place to return to later in the night when you want to wind down after a club.
  • Wiley G.
    Wiley GabyAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome bar. But their gagafree jukebox that is dictated by a bartender's remote is disrespectful, ignorant, and especially upsetting when britney's 'songs' are allowed to play in their entirety.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonJune 10, 2015
    Fun gay dive bar, very diverse crowd, and the nicest owner who's always quick to refill your drink.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the jukebox, which you can control with an app (TouchTunes). If you hear Oasis' Wonderwall, I'm near.. 
  • Wiley G.
    Wiley GabyAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorite bars in all of NYC. But when they turn gaga off and let katy perry and ke$ha play, it's wrong in so many Chelsea ways. Faaaaiiiiillllll
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HankinsonSeptember 9, 2014
    Can get a little packed (and don't forget it's cash only). Prices are dirt cheap and the jukebox is usually cranking out crowd-pleasers.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonMay 23, 2015
    A great gay dive bar, excellent happy hour, and a really unpretentious crowd.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best scene on the LES, not to mention the best happy hour specials.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TaylorMay 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the the best gay dives still left in the city! Totally unpretentious!
  • John A.
    John AntosOctober 29, 2014
    One of the original gay bars in East Village.. Great happy hour specials
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongOctober 8, 2015
    Buy one, get one free on house liquor and beers Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm $4 well drinks every night from 10pm-4am.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GeigerNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in the city and a jukebox to die for.
  • Andre M.
    Andre McIntoshMarch 15, 2013
    Great bar. Love the juke box. Always great music. Chill crowd.
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar in the East Village... Cheap drinks, cute boys and very friendly staff!
  • David C.
    David CoeApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fave gay bars in the city - cheap drinks, fun music, and cute boys.
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar in the east Village... Nice staff, cute boys and cheap drinks!
  • donald r.
    donald royce3 weeks ago
    great prices and generous with the liquor. i'll be back again. Donald royce
  • H. Alan S.
    H. Alan ScottMay 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The bathroom line becomes a moment worthy of trash reality TV as the night goes on. Not to be missed!
  • B T.
    B ThomasJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Always a great, diverse crowd! And who can pass up 4-buck drinks!
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DuffinaAugust 28, 2011
    Great spot, usually pretty hot inside, oh and wicked cheap drinks! Read more
  • Krıstófer-Þórır D.
    Krıstófer-Þórır D.February 10, 2014
    Boys r cute, Miley Cirus's or Lady Gaga's songs are forbidden: good reasons to stay a part of the night here....
  • Manhunt
    ManhuntSeptember 7, 2011
    Happy hour means well drinks that are 3 and change. Note - Lady Gaga is frowned upon on the jukebox. You've been warned.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NickersonJanuary 27, 2016
    Strong drinks! Their Long Island iced tea will do you in
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby GingolaJune 9, 2016
    Cheap stiff drinks. Loads of fun.
  • Will K.
    Will KivinskiMay 15, 2011
    Trashy Trashy Trashylicious. I got drunk here for less than $20 with the sounds of Kylie Minogue in the background while playing pool. <3
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaJuly 8, 2015
    $4 cocktails!? In NYC!? And strong!? Yes. Yes. And yes!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Drinks are $4 these days. Still worth every penny.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobinsonNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Talk to a "normal" gay person, and not a queen you'd find at Splash or Heaven.
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVOctober 9, 2012
    Best indie jukebox in New York City. Buy someone a beer and discuss Grizzly Bear. - Jon Marcus, Hunting Season
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClarkeSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hahah love the staff so much fun and hard working make sure you tip !!!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 29, 2013
    Way down with the jukebox and mad cheap drinks. Verdict isn't out yet on the crowd.
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerOctober 6, 2014
    $4 drinks. Best happy hour ever
  • Cory M.
    Cory McGrathApril 9, 2011
    Have never been inside but it's def a gay bar. Or Friday night is gay night. Either way it's a gay bar!
  • Kit 阿.
    Kit 阿唘July 9, 2015
    $3 shots of Jesus juice because sometimes you need things
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the biggest GayBrofest I think I've ever seen.
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Most of the gay bars immediately nearby closed so this dive is packed!
  • Nelson V.
    Nelson VidalsAugust 11, 2011
    Cheap drinks and good music but it gets really packed.
  • Ben C.
    Ben ClaphamMarch 14, 2015
    Great drinks and fun music!!!!
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HolovkoFebruary 22, 2013
    $4 well drinks after 11 p.m.! It's fantastic.
  • Brady Lee H.
    Brady Lee HodgeApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Every night, 10 to 4am $4.00 house liquor!
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerOctober 28, 2014
    Great happy hour and cheap drinks.
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    10PM - Close: $2 PBR/ $3-4 for drinks
  • Richard R.
    Richard RabeauApril 2, 2013
    Fun until you blackout from the cheap, strong drinks.
  • Ari R.
    Ari RodriguezDecember 31, 2012
    Friendly staff my ass! I hate the bossie bartenders with tips. its a choice all around the World.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Free pool on Wednesdays after 10:00PM.
  • John O.
    John OstrumAugust 7, 2014
    Cheap drinks, especially for NYC.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClarkeAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place to get a nice cheap drink after a long day of work
  • Joselito S.
    Joselito SurdillaSeptember 24, 2010
    Love this bar for their cheap, strong drinks.
  • David
    DavidNovember 4, 2014
    I think there is something charming about the dank
  • Duke P.
    Duke PerkinsAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Well the locals sure talk to you...love that shit
  • Phillip J.
    Phillip JohnsonMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap drinks, good music & company.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WrightMarch 21, 2011
    A little smaller than I expected, cheap drinks and good music, though.
  • 💎T
    💎TSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 well drinks after 10pm!
  • Justin V.
    Justin VinluanMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't want to get caught peeping on people get peeped by playing pool.
  • Brad F.
    Brad FOctober 4, 2014
    Now this is a very good place to be really bad ;)
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackNovember 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks in a rough dive bar.
  • Cindy M.
    Cindy MaMarch 17, 2012
    Always a fun fun time!!
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SerranoAugust 7, 2014
    The cheap drinks and the photo booth
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BainMarch 6, 2011
    Bartender will show you his mad abs if you ask nicely.
  • Roy H.
    Roy HarrellJanuary 9, 2012
    The restrooms here make me need a therapist! Beyond filthy!
  • Drew W.
    Drew WingertAugust 20, 2011
    Cheap drinks for when you want to save money and still hit a decent gay bar. And a photo booth. Who doesn't love that...
  • K C.
    K CooperOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Nana is the greatest Bartender in the world!!! Sun Mon or Tue!!!! Tell her Cooper sent you!!
  • Tony M.
    Tony McMahonDecember 13, 2012
    Am I too old to go? I was indie once - Bauhaus had just released their first album.
  • Lawrence H.
    Lawrence HMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They have one wine glass!
  • Luis J.
    Luis JimenezJanuary 24, 2013
    $4 well drinks after 10, reverse happy hour
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.July 16, 2010
    For it is highly imperative to be completely inebriated whilst in the company of this establishment's patrons.
  • Max A.
    Max ASeptember 29
    Been here 25+ times
    CHEAP DRINKS CHILL GAYS
  • Karim W.
    Karim WoolfolkOctober 5, 2014
    Drink prices
  • J.C. S.
    J.C. SantamariaFebruary 2, 2012
    If you play GaGa the bartenders will slap you.
  • Anthony P.
    Cash only.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HMarch 1, 2014
    Good scene
  • Michael T.
    Michael TaylorJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Really fun dive bar!
  • Christina A.
    Christina AdamsJune 8, 2011
    The music here is uhhhh-mazing. Top 40 what!?!?
  • Dee N.
    Dee NicholasOctober 16, 2011
    worst place everrrrrr wont allow fellow lesbians in...well only select few lesbians says its boys only... staff is rude and sucks at their job!! they should be closed down!
  • Thatcher F.
    Thatcher FordJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm leaving the tip. Just the tip just for a second.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengNovember 16, 2014
    Mad dudes here
  • Sherman S.
    Sherman ShermanAugust 7, 2011
    Stools here only move 90 degrees. Problem.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChristianNovember 8, 2011
    cash only.
  • Peter A.
    Peter ArenaDecember 5, 2010
    Drinks are crazy strong! Giddyup!!!
  • C J.
    C JaoSeptember 15, 2011
    black-out drinks
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonDecember 18, 2011
    Hipsters galore
  • Sara K.
    Sara KosykFebruary 19, 2011
    Drinks are so cheap!
  • Korey L.
    Korey LartigueNovember 26, 2011
    Cheeeeeeeeap!
  • Evan C.
    Evan CohenJanuary 26, 2010
    Hogaaeden for three bucks at happy hour .... Ahhhhh
  • Ike B.
    Ike BrookerAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't get lost, somewhere in Hollywood
  • Jim S.
    Jim SedlockAugust 15, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    have the Blue Moon on tap. so good.
  • Ana Mari
    Ana MariJuly 3, 2010
    strong drinks! :)
  • Brennen F.
    Brennen FletchallAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Shotgun a PBR!!!
  • Weston A.
    Weston AshleyFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid Sanjaya look a likes.
  • Antonio Luiz
    Antonio LuizOctober 5, 2014
    "Bom" e barato
  • Ari R.
    Ari RodriguezDecember 31, 2012
    Now in spanish. El lugar es el típico bar gringo solo que convertido en lugar gay. Pésimo que los bartenders te exijan propina por... ¡Destapar una cerveza! Mala opción.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChenSeptember 28, 2015
    $3.75 drinks...what??????
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