Townhouse

 
94% love it
  94
A formal lounge for older gentleman and their admirers.
This east side institution feels more like an old time upscale gentleman's club than a bar. There's lots of sitting areas for conversation, nice large bars and music is in the background. You're also bound to find a few younger guys who "depend on the kindness of strangers".

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    • snuka12000
      snuka12000 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's a nice place to check out...
      I am a singer and I go there to sing! It is a nice 2 level bar/lounge. There are older men there. The only issue that I have is that sometimes the older men try to grope you too much, especially if you're younger. It's supposed to be a gentlemen's club, not a bathhouse.

    • ManhattanMan
      ManhattanMan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What a Dump!
      This bar is owned by the same cheapskates that own The East & Westside Clubs here in NYC & some motels in FT Lauderdale. Yes the bar scene has changed all over but why is The Townhouse operated as such. THe décor is a cheap bordello look done by someones drunk Aunt. The piano players have to be the worst from high school.....mind you the drinks are not cheap $$$ so why is all so ...CHEAP! The crowd stand around & look at their phones..why socialize wen its all downhill. The bathrooms, Carpets & furniture need replacement because they are so dirty.... Too bad another bar in NYC in the dumo!

    • bobby54
      bobby54 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A nice bar with an unfortunate crowd of hustlers who are both subtle and blatant in their approach. While I realize that a boy has to make a living somehow, they should stick to grinder and leave this otherwise pleasant piano bar alone!

    • BP21
      BP21 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Friendly and fun
      I visited the Townhouse last week as I do every time I am in NYC. I am glad to say it has not changed. People are still friendly, the music is great and I had lots of fun with charming young and old guys.

    • CharlieGringo
      CharlieGringo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A nice Friday night
      Checked out this place on my last visit to NYC and was very pleasantly surprised. Some of the stuff on the 'net had led me to believe it was mostly young hustlers and very old men, but I found on a Friday night a nice, goodlooking and mature crowd. The place also had a nice set up with a bar in front, a piano bar in the back, a quiet place downstairs and a few nice little sitting areas. I'll be back someday.

    • nakedjerry
      nakedjerry Over a year ago
      Loves it

      OMG They flash the cash
      If you don't have a big wad to flash......

    • MichaelSheridan
      MichaelSheridan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Upscale bar with a friendly ol...
      Upscale bar with a friendly older crowd. I often end the night here listening to the piano after Oscar Wildes.

    • daggett53
      daggett53 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Amazing
      Went to the townhouse with my partner and were pleasantly surprised. We immediately made our wsy into the piano bar and had a great time. The stsff was wonderful and the atmisphere was perfect. Didnt hurt thst the array of men was across the board. Older and ypunger, the mux wsd great. WE WILL BE BACK.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      As it should be! and was!
      Even thou it has seen better days, it is still great going to the Townhouse, nice older crowd, wonderful piano bar. Real Classy!

    • sobernme
      sobernme Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Friday Night!
      I stopped in last Friday. I was in the City after a week at a work training. I had scheduled a night in NYC as a treat before heading back to Maine. I had a ball. The people were very friendly and the piano gave me a nice smile. I immediately joined in the singing. Later I wandered around and found the downstairs bar and met a very sweet hot man named Jim. We went upstairs and sang some more before heading off to my hotel. Couldn't ask for a better night.

    • newyorkfan
      newyorkfan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not What It Used To Be
      I have been going to the Townhouse for many years, going back to the early 80's. I was also a regular at the Townhouse restaurant when I was in NY, which I am sorry to say is no longer there. The Townhouse was always a must for me when in New York. I loved the gentlemen's club feel. You could not beat the great showtunes at the piano. A very handsome and mixed age crowd. Most often I would go there alone and go back to my hotel alone having had a great relaxing end to my evening. Occasionally, I would meet someone and enjoy spending a great evening with them. I had not been to the Townhouse for about five years. I went back about two weeks ago. I was very disappointed. Last call in the room with the piano was at about 1:00a.m. (instead of 3:00a.m.), the crowd was sparse. The service was not great. When they closed the room with the piano I decided to have a couple of drinks at the front bar. I had never had a drink there before. I was really unhappy to realize that the front bar was a hustler bar. I guess that few things last forever. After going there for over twenty years, I will never go back. I am not into hustlers, but if I was, the ones that evening looked tired. I will miss the Townhouse.

    • superboialiks
      superboialiks Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Definitely refined
      Just a lovely place for the more mature crowd, not someone looking for pounding music and strippers. Relaxing and quite enjoyable, it is a nice change of pace from the crazy world outside.

    • kiwivisitor
      kiwivisitor Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice place
      I found myself here one night when visiting NY. I had a great night, drinking, chatting & listening to the piano. The atmosphere is great, the staff were freindly and I it has been one night I shall always remember from my visit to NY. So what if someone hits on you, I was. It was subtle and flattering. Give it a go!

    • BobJake
      BobJake Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Low key
      i have een here a cuple of times and gotten lucky once. Older professional crouwd. No torlls in my opinion. Downstairs is good for intimacy.

    • deke52
      deke52 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Over 50 Gay Guy's POV
      The reviews of Townhouse run the gamut, from total negative to nice, indeed. As a Gay man well into his fifties, my POV is far from the earlier review which stamped Townhouse as a place for rather 'vile' aging trolls. I've spent several delightful evenings here, both with a partner and solo. When alone, I wasn't there to 'troll' for the younger guys, merely to have a couple of drinks, listen to the piano, and relax. Which I did. Haven't noticed many older guys hitting on and making life miserable for the younger guys. It may happen, but I haven't seen it. I'd suggest giving Townhouse a chance, seeing for yourself..

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