Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar & Cocktail Lounge

96% love it
GayCities Members report that Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar & Cocktail Lounge has closed
Quaint piano bar popular with professionals in the neighborhood. Outdoor Patio.


    • snuka12000
      snuka12000 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      NYC's Best Bar!
      Uncle Charlie's is my bar! It's my "Cheers!" The place where everyone knows my name. The bartenders are nice, sweet and beautiful! The piano players are great! Good singers sing there. It's really a fun spot! The crowd is mixed and diverse. Every different type of guy has passed through Uncle Charlie's. I've found my "home" bar and I love Uncle Charlie's!

    • Alanogray1214
      Alanogray1214 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      uncle Charlies
      Not even a bar. It's the size of a bathroom and smells worse than one. Any good reviews are wrong. It's overpriced, boring, empty and gross.

    • rodiney66
      rodiney66 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      When I'm Feeling Adult...
      ...Great Garden space.

    • BP21
      BP21 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice for a relaxing drink with guys who like music
      Very friendly and so relaxing after a day in the city

    • barneysf2002
      barneysf2002 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Place with no Attitude
      Went there a few weeks ago with two female friends, sat in the piano room. They sang and I watched, had a great time no judgements, no attitude. Piano player was great. Drop the ladies off and went back to have more fun! A great evening in NYC.

    • marcellomallet
      marcellomallet Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice and cool
      the price is great! the bartender is so funny and is near when you are on broadway. Call the bertender (Adam) "bicha louca " (brazilian translation to crazy bitch).

    • Rivington101
      Rivington101 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      cute patio
      I handn't been till recently. I saw these guys on your site and thought I'd check it out. I dig it.

    • jasondman
      jasondman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      i met a cute guy here last night.

    • pinkbird
      pinkbird Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Generous drinks and welcoming staff. Patrons are friendly and diverse. Very pleasant way to spend a few hours when in Midtown.

    • dannyny000
      dannyny000 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Smells strange!!!
      The place smells strange.

    • Churchboy
      Churchboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love love it!
      Great, intimate spot with some great talent. Was in town for US Open and stumbled on this spot. Convenient for anyone staying in the Tudor City area. Will be back when my travels bring me to NY again.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Didn't like it at all!
      You walk up a seedy flight of stairs and "nothing" but a small bar, bad singing and nothing going on. Stayed for one drink and walked back down the stairs to the real world.

    • tpuma
      tpuma Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My kind of Happy Place
      Uncle Charlies is one of the better Gay joints in town. Great crowd. Great events. Great management (Michael & Joseph). Love Patio and Piano. I have become a regular since I discovered UC last summer. You will find me hovering over the piano. Come and say hello. Tony

    • BillSam
      BillSam Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very friendly
      I haven't been in an east side bar in a long time and they sometimes have the reputation of being snooty -- and this place is a far cry from my usual bear hang outs -- but I have to say everyone was very friendly. This is an attractive spot with a small piano lounge located in the back. Mixed ages, so anyone should feel comfortable here. No doubt it gets a few commuters waiting for the train to Connecticut, but even if they have wives and kids it's unlikely that they're straight, if you know what I mean. I was here mid-evening on a Sunday night -- not packed, but not dead either -- so no commuters were present. Very friendly pianist and customers, but only one bear/otter -- me!

    • The way a gay bar should be
      I have to say Uncle charlies is Great. The only bizzare thing is there are people of ALL ages, young old, and in between, lots of hot straight commuters from Grand Central, lots of hot hotel/broadway workers. Bartenders Jacob and Ken are very cute and friendly. I esp like the outdoor patio, where you can smoke or eat/