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The Cock Formerly: The Hole

(396 Ratings)
Long-standing hole-in-the-wall gay bar

The Cock is one of the few remaining cruising spaces in New York City. It offers a two-level interior with a dark room in the basement. The venue is known for its backroom scene, while the main room hosts themed parties, go-go dancers, and DJs, all under a discreet neon rooster sign. 

 



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Reviews

timeout828
timeout828
3 months ago

a nice place to go

Small as it is, it draws quite a number of guys. You can find some attractive young guys easily. The cover fee is $10.00, and tips for hanging your coat is $4.00. Usually there're 3 go go boys, who are nice and smiling all the time... Generally people are nice, and will talk to strangers instead of hanging out only with their own circle.


ctrever23
ctrever23
Over a year ago

What a joke

Smells like a sewer. Where is the health department? And the darkroom? Sure it is dark & yes it is a room, but NOTHING happens down there. I travel enough to know that this is not a "darkroom" or back room. Just like the rest of New York...misleading and underwhelming.


Devilleather
Devilleather
Over a year ago

Worst bar I think I have ever been to.

$5 cover and rude barman for starters. So dark the uneven floors are going to get you some time during your stay. Let the most drunk, obnoxious and gawking women in. Gawking guys too m9stay at the Go Go dancers who come in two varieties, only 2 little twin dauphines initially but then later a couple of hunky muscled guys as well, these with their cocks poking out of their underwear (covered by inserts in the underwear ) (real or ? I wasn't prepared to pay to find out). Someone asked me was the downstairs not open? There's a downstairs? Must be accessible behind the traffic cone guarded area at the back so presumably no it was not open. I gave up and left at 1 although the rather weird crowd was at its peak.


Deafblk
Deafblk
Over a year ago

Hot and Fun to watch

I love that bar.. It was fun and wild.. I met hot Puerto Rican dancer with 8.5 thick ..He was friendly.. The front door lady is so friendly and helpful.. The black muscle bartender is very very very nice . I would love to come back once again .


TheRealDG89
TheRealDG89
Over a year ago

Open mind req'd

My friend and I visited and at first we were a little unsure, after s few drinks we relaxed and really enjoyed ourselves. It's pretty wild! Not for the feint hearted ð


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