The Toolbox Bar

93% love it
Fun, neighborhood-y Upper East Side Bar
The Toolbox is a neighborhood gay bar offering happy hour specials catering to the local crowd, but is welcoming to all. If diversity, no-attitude, and clique-free environment is what youre looking for, you will find the Tool Box to be right up your alley.


    • cawithers
      cawithers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Loved it. It’s teeny but has a great happy hour! So cute!

    • BlackCatNYC
      BlackCatNYC Over a year ago

      Strong cheap drinks but the locals can be a little rude and unfriendly.

    • nd_native
      nd_native Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very Friendly Crowd
      I visited from South Dakota. The crowd was friendly and diverse, the staff were friendly. The dancer on the bar was hot. Perry the bartender/owner was very nice, learned my name and hooked me up with free drink. The DJ, Dylan, was cute and flirty, and nearly naked. Brian, the dancer, new how to work the crowd. He was still friendly and chatty even after his shift. Skylar, the other dancer, had a fan club. The local customers introduced themselves, and made me feel like part of the group. I had a great time, definitely checking in again next time I'm in NYC.

    • BigCityRob
      BigCityRob Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Tool Box
      I understand the place is under new ownership. I hope this local gay bar returns to its glory days

    • eurobaldguy
      eurobaldguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Whenever I went, the bartender was unfriendly, almost arrogant. Never realy busy but boring to be there.

    • entoncesss
      entoncesss Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not worth your time to go uptown to Toolbox
      We went on a Thursday night- the bartender was arrogant, rude, unfriendly and self-possesed. No strippers as promised- very expensive drinks for a dumpy neighborhood bar. We visited about 15 bars over a couple of weeks, and this one came in last place- the clientele was local, unattractive and cold as ice. No redeeming value to a visit to the Toolbox- skip it.

    • lookingaround
      lookingaround Over a year ago
      Hates it

      saturday night
      Though its staff is friendly and good looking, no much happens. it seems that people need a lot more than the basement and the 3 porns on the screen to make this place enjoyable for sex. No action.