2019: Brooklyn Voted Excelsior Best Gay Bar!
563 5th Ave.
(718) 788-2710 – www.excelsiorbrooklyn.com
Richard Kennedy and Mark Nayden, the founder of Excelsior, wanted to have an extension of everyone’s living rooms. They became a neighborhood bar that catered to a predominately gay and lesbian clientele. Quickly noticed by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and Time OUT, Excelsior became a staple of Brooklyn and NYC’s bar scene. Forced to relocate in August of 2014, Excelsior is now more than double its original size, with two floors. Private parties, dancing and performance will become the norm, but Excelsior still retains its neighborhood feel and now is surrounded by other area restaurants and bars too. Excelsior is a welcoming place that allows everyone to enjoy themselves for a night out.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Ginger’s Bar Best Gay Bar!
363 Fifth Avenue (718) 788-0924 www.gingersbarbklyn.com
Cheers! If you’re looking for a great time at a neighborhood pub for the gay community, you can’t get better than Ginger’s Bar. Looking for happy hours? They have half price on beers and selected drinks from 5-8 p.m. every day! They also have an interactive jukebox, a pool-room hosting NYC gay pool league skilled championship competitions, back garden and more. At Ginger’s Bar, they tout open hearts, open minds and open doors!