The Boiler Room

97% love it
East Village institution with a great jukebox
This neighborhood hangout was all the rage in the late 90s. It cooled down a bit since then but still brings in the NYU boys and girls. The jukebox always has good music playing and the atmosphere is true East Village.


    • BradyM
      BradyM Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I used to LOVE Boiler Room. It was one of the first bars (gay or otherwise) I had ever set foot in. This is when Nana and the gang worked there. I moved to London, and when I returned, I went for my birthday. I was legitimately excited. I had the worst experience I have ever had in the East Village. There was a bartender with grey hair and a terrible attitude that made the experience less than desirable. I will never, EVER, go back. There are too many better options.

    • BBwannabe
      BBwannabe Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Skip it Unless You're a Local.
      I was here on 5/22/16 at 1:00am. The Boiler Room consists of a bar along one wall with several tables in the floor space, a small lounge area in one recessed corner by the bathrooms (ick), and a pool table (unused at the time.) I paid $8.50 for a Bacardi and Coke. Pros: rainbow flags hanging from the ceiling, and exposed brick walls. Cons: a mixed crowd of locals who kept to themselves. I will not be back.

    • anthonydicap
      anthonydicap Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cheapest drinks as gay bars in NYC go .. 3.75 for mixed drinks and cheap beers .. Pretty fun and always here but i wish they would have a DJ instead of a juke box. A big ++ is they always skip lady gaga whenever someone tries to play her !

    • Futbol56
      Futbol56 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Typical E Village
      It is small, cramped, and it screams East Village. If that is what you like, you're in the right place!

    • Best Drink Specials and Hot Boys
      We love Boiler Room! We are always there sipping on 3.50 cocktails, listening to some good retro inspired beats, all while flirting with the cute hipsters/scenesters that decorate the historic bar. We always meet cute boys!

    • Stevin
      Stevin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great neighborhood bar
      Great bartenders, especially Alec and Nana. Good strong drinks. Great music. FRIENDLY patrons, if you know what I mean. :-)

    • ericv24
      ericv24 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Total Shit Pot
      Went with a bloke their who was straight as we had been going to str8 bars all night, was very disappointed with the overall environment, scary creepy ol peeps and horrible lighting. If you feel like being raped knock yourself out!

    • 65inches
      65inches Over a year ago
      Loves it

      If you're around there
      I wouldn't make a special trip to come here, but if your in the lower half of East Village, pop on in. Good, strong happy hour too. Tends to be empty quite often, but the bartenders are great as is the jukebox. Rag tag crowd.

    • evill
      evill Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Boiler Room
      This bar is okay. Its not packed and its a great place to go with friends for a nice quiet night. Like it.

    • sam
      sam Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great local bar
      VERY friendly. Good mix. Definitely for the 20's/30s set. Easy place to pick up a date for the evening. Tends to be busiest from 11p-2a. Beers are 5 and 6 which is a little pricey given the dinge. Great jukebox. Annoying as hell door guy.