Ritz Bar and Lounge

 
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The Gay Bar on Restaurant Row
Premier Gay spot in Hell's Kitchen on Restaurant Row. Multi-tiered venue with front bar, street-facing patio, cushiony dance space, captains quarters upstairs, bilevel backyard patio. Apartment 69 on 3rd Floor for private parties..or bear nights (grrr!) No Cover.

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    • best in NY
      Hi. I'm from Brazil. This place is the best one to go. Enjoy the happyhour and the club at night. Nice music and not too old people there. THe best one!

    • cuteguy1979
      cuteguy1979 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Cool place in Midtown
      Had lots of fun here before going to Splash on our last night in NYC. Very mixed crowd, cute college guys, lots of dancing on both floors. Great place - we instantly got to talk to people and had lots of fun. Only downside was they didn't have any champagne - what's a bar/club without champagne?

    • peteorius
      peteorius 2 months ago
      Loves it

      great music
      great music, usually packed, decently priced

    • RideMyRx8
      RideMyRx8 2 months ago

      Tight and not in that good way
      The place is small, it can be fun, the bar staff was fun every time i been, the music was 80's (not fun 80's that you sing along to, lame unknown 80's). they finally fixed up their backroom that lacks a bar.

    • Geat place for fun and Drinks
      Great drinks, Music, staff. Over all a great place to hang out.

    • USAndrez
      USAndrez 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Fun and Trendy
      Love the atmosphere, and who doesn't ... can't live with it or with out, the men are fam and you can't go anywhere with out a man buying you, well me a drink. ;)

    • Crowded, but Fun
      Sometimes it is SO overcrowded, a couple of drinks can make it more acceptable... Bartenders can be a bit snooty, but the crowd is really fun, and the DJ's are the best. If you haven't been for happy hour, I totes recommend, especially when the deck is open!

    • GuyFromCT
      GuyFromCT 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Great neighborhood bar
      Visited The Ritz the end of June 2008 and enjoyed the people. Bar tenders were friendly and poured healthy drinks (I may have gotten overserved- - oh well). Anyway, nice looking crowd and there seemed to be minimal attitude (if at all). I will definitely visit again.

    • Popular, convenient, and fun!
      The Ritz has fun shows and parties every night of the week and usually gets packed on Friday and Saturdays with local celebs and Drag Race alumni hosting. Cazwell DJs on Thursdays, too. Also, check out the monthly 3rd Base Underwear Party. A fun, youngish crowd with elaborate themes and a sexy vibe. https://www.facebook.com/pages/3rd-Base-Underwear-Parties/1494379170780743

    • JdubNYC
      JdubNYC 2 months ago
      Loves it

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    • Tazz602
      Tazz602 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Great Happy Hour Bar
      Met a friend for Happy Hour - the drinks were awesome, the service was great and the customers were friendly and talkative. Great place to relax after work or before you go out to eat.

    • guigui
      guigui 2 months ago
      Hates it

      empty bar!!!
      nobody on saturday?! where are the NYC gays????!

    • chadwarnes
      chadwarnes 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Nice place!
      Great venue for the Tuesday night FootMenNYC parties on the second floor. Comfortable, cozy, atmosphere. Great, friendly, cute bartender. Good happy hour drink deals.

    • GT200
      GT200 2 months ago
      Hates it

      "The Fab" to "the Crap"
      Used to have good time there for past few times. Went in today to have similar experience. DJ doesn't play the song on request, even after 1 hour and 15 minutes of first request. Instead shows his finger without listening a word. He thinks everyone is drunk an he can misbehave with any one; either the person is so stoned he will forget, or the club can bring in their security on pretext of drunken misbehavior. I didn't reply to his misbehavior, walked out and put this on gaycities. Wonder what kind of people get jobs a DJ in Ritz? Stupid, Rude, Dick heads, speak minimal english, Do Not play requests? Is there a new trend they want to start? BYOM! "Bring your own music" to club?? Avoid at all cost. After all free cover is justified. Cheap place Cheap Staff. Can I give negative stars??

    • gayshmay
      gayshmay 2 months ago
      Hates it

      HORRIBLE. BORING HOLE IN THE WALL.
      Music is just terrible, almost unbearable, the crowd is generally pretty awful and consists of scrawny, platt shirt wearing, frenetic 12 year olds prancing around, giddy with excitement that they just heard some ga-ga shlock for the 115th time that night...whatever happened to the edgy new york gay scene? You know, with real men, muscles..shirts off.... good house music....this is fucking embarrassing.