Candle Bar - - CLOSING SOON

97% love it
GayCities Members report that Candle Bar - - CLOSING SOON has closed
Unwind on the Upper West Side
Candle Bar will be closing this June.
  • 309 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023
    Near: 74th St
  • Upper West Side
  • Mon-Thu 4:00pm-4:00am
    Fri-Sun 3:00pm-4:00am
  • (212) 874-9155
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      benfrombmore Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very nice laid back bar
      Bartenders are friendly. Customers are welcoming.

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      ever1982 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Very friendly people and bartenders but it was komd of slow

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      nycboy2010 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      amazing nyc secret
      i was a familiar face to candle bar for quite some time and it is by far the friendliest gay bar in nyc neighborhood crowd very low key. whether in a business suit or flip flops you'll fit right in. sit at the vintage bar and chat with friends, play a friendly game of pool, or throw a few bucks in the digital juke box to hear your favorite tune, although if you throw the bartender a smile he usually takes requests with his ipod ;) check out this cozy little upper west side bar, guaranteed a good time

    • Great place to meet new friends
      I use to frequent the Candle Bar when I lived in New York I had some great times meeting people and hanging with friends. That was our meeting place after work for cocktails and talking and listening to music. If you ever in New York it's a must to visit

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      Thad4Phila Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Uptown fun
      This bar has been here a long time, but apparently some guys haven't found it yet. Too bad. The drinks, staff, and crowd are all great. It's quite unpretentious and welcoming. It seems I end up here whenever a special occasion takes me to New York: Gay Games 1994, my ABC-TV taping in 1999, last week revisiting ABC...and I always have a great time. I should go more often!

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      JC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      NYC's oldest continuously operating gay bar
      This place has been operating as a gay bar since the mid-60's when I first went there - unlike Julius's in the Village, which was still trying to keep gay men out at that time. Whether it was as the Candlelight Lounge of forty years ago or today's Candle Bar, it has always been a friendly spot.

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      deke52 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Intimate neighborhood hangout
      Under new ownership, Candle Bar has changed its hours, now opening at 4 pm. Still a welcoming neighborhood place for West Side Gays, now has a Karaoke night. Pool table still a popular draw, as is the terrific, very musically diverse juke box. As it gets late, Candle Bar is a great spot to meet a special guy. Runs the age gamut from 20s to 60s. very friendly bartenders.