Monster Bar

Monster Bar

Serving the LGBT community since 1970!

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Nestled in the vibrant heart of New York City's West Village, The Manhattan Monster Bar is an iconic gay nightclub that has been a staple of the LGBTQ community for decades. Known for its rich history and diverse range of entertainment, The Monster offers a unique experience that caters to a wide audience.

Upon entering, patrons are greeted by the nostalgic ambiance of the 360 piano bar upstairs, where the sounds of show tunes fill the air. The lively atmosphere is further enhanced by the performances of drag queens, who bring both glamour and humor to the venue. For those looking to dance the night away, the downstairs nightclub pulses with energy, featuring a mix of reggaeton, salsa, merengue, and the latest hits.

The Monster is renowned for its array of events, from the high-energy Spunk Saturdays to the more relaxed Disco Tea Dance on Sundays with the fabulous Lady Bunny. The venue also hosts drag competitions, offering a platform for emerging talent in the drag scene. Its diverse lineup ensures that there's something for everyone, whether you're looking to party, enjoy a drink, or simply be a part of the vibrant local community.

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Monster Bar
3.5
Based on 610 reviews
Fatima Gaskin
15:08 02 May 24
Went here after the NYGMC performance at the Skirbull theater on Saturday and had so much fun! My friend introduced me to some choir members and they were super friendly and sang some with the piano performer. The bartenders were very attentive I didn’t have long to wait on any drinks. I was told there was a downstairs but I didn’t even go I was having too much fun singing along to songs. There is a coat check if you want to use it. The bathrooms did have a fairly long wait but the facilities were decently cleaned and usable. I would go again when I come to town. It was fun!
Alexandra F (Alex)
03:57 02 May 24
Stumbled upon this bar just roaming near Greenwich village. Definitely worth a trip. Unique atmosphere and live music, cozy lights and really great place to meet awesome people!
Ashley Gison
15:18 13 Apr 24
I can't say enough how fantastic and supportive this bar is to me and all the transgender women who come here. If you're looking for a safe, fun filled night out as a transgender woman this is the place to go. From the Piano bar with some of the best NY singers and the GOGO boys downstairs everyone makes you feel welcome and supportive.The frozen margheritas are both amazing and strong! Enjoy
Jack B.
11:01 04 Apr 24
Asked for a virgin drink then got one that was spiked with vodka. Then a bunch of strippers took my date to a backroom. Him allowing that reflected more on him so thats why im giving two stars.
Sabah
23:46 01 Mar 24
This place has been in business since early 80’s untouched. Everything is the same even they play same music form 80s and 90s and in a way is little depressing specially downstairs.I wish they could get it back to the they way it was.
John J.
14:06 16 Jan 24
Sad to see other poor reviews, but we honestly had a great time! The staff at the door was very kind, welcoming, and helpful even though they were super busy! Our bartender was very funny, personable, and kind. The bar upstairs is so unique, but downstairs? WOW! It’s a very fun bar. Their staff was all very kind and the queen hosting was hilarious. I will say for some people though: if you can’t follow the rules of no recording or vaping inside, don’t go. You ruin it for everyone else and you will get kicked out lol. I will say, one of the dancers was rude and asking us for more money(???), but staff listened to our complaints and sympathized with us. Definitely coming back! VIP tix were worth it to have a table and seats so we could stay as long as we wanted. Definitely know what you’re getting yourself into if you go downstairs for Spunk. Honestly probably our favorite bar on our gay bar crawl!
J Seven7
03:47 31 Dec 23
Rude disrespectful bartender Friday night December 29th. I went there for the first time and paid the cover charge and went inside and use the bathroom came out and sat at the bar and the bartender never acknowledged me as of what drink I desire. He was too busy socializing, making other drinks. So another patron sat next to me and within seconds he waited on the patron. I politely excused myself and left and to be honest I should have ask for my 10 dollars back. Either it was as my skin color or I don’t speak of his native tongue. Either way never again. I went across the street and had a great time at Stone wall inn. I was great by the bartender soon as I walked in and waited me. For us as gay queer or whatever, we areOt the same.
Kyle M.
01:14 29 Dec 23
Shit management that has an agenda so they can sell cocaine! Tough to get through that once they and security block you. The owner needs to know what is...
Elle E.
11:39 15 Dec 23
A two level gay bar with piano upstairs and disco downstairs.popular with Latin guys just like most of the employees are..one can on Sundays observe the...
Fran M
08:35 08 Dec 23
It was my very first time coming to the place for a friend’s birthday celebration. Not knowing how private dancing works i was grabbed by a Latino dancer “Luis” and somehow convinced me to the $20 experience. It ended with him touching all over my body to the point that I should've been the one charging, not him! He prolonged the dance til it reached $100 without me noticing cause he was choking me aggressively. I tried explaining to the queens who were assigned what happened but they seem to have a scam going on. Definitely first and last for me. Be mindful of these people. They’re not all nice. They don’t care if youre Trans or a first timer. 👎🏻
Omar Abiera
03:23 27 Nov 23
No food. An old NYC gay staple. Older crowd but inexpensive good drinks, good place to go with friends but don’t go there to see and be seen. It’s not that kind of place
Space Shaping
05:39 25 Nov 23
Downstairs bar tender was so rude. He set a drink right behind my arm and it spilled all over my jacket. He then proceeded to yell at me when I let him know it was his fault. Save yourself the money and don't go here
Eric T.
17:35 05 Nov 23
The Monster: A Monstrous Missed OpportunityIn a city as vibrant and diverse as New York, one would expect its LGBTQ+ community and allies to have access...
Elle E.
07:16 30 Oct 23
A low class,mainly latino clientele and over middle age.used to be ok few years ago on sundays playing 80s /90s pop disco that has changed.no comment about...
Francisco Trujilo Rodriguez
00:41 14 Oct 23
Today again the bartender ERIK... had the same discrimination as the previous times with us because he is a guy who is racist because he is Latino and treats the same Latinos very badly. It is not a good service for this excellent place.. next time I visit come back and discriminate against me I will report it
Mark Walter
06:52 21 Sep 23
The Monster bar is across Sheridan Square from the Stonewall Inn. Monster has an oval bar (complete with beefy bartenders!) and open lounge area with a piano bar upstairs. Downstairs is a big dance floor area with a long bar along one wall. A stage for the go-go boys and a DJ booth are at one end of the room. Monster has all kinds-- bears, drag queens, women (real ones), queer punks, and muscle guys but mostly men. When I was there in the wee hours of 5/18/14 I paid $7.00 for a rum and coke, and the cover charge was ~$9. Two buff dancer guys were on the go-go stage. The only real problem with this bar is it only has one (unisex) bathroom. I think Monster would be a good substitute for the now-closed Splash Bar. Yes, I would go back. Aaaand...I revisited on 6/21/22. I paid a $10 cover charge and $10-$12 for a _dinky_ rum and coke. Monster was crowded, especially downstairs where the stage, plinths, and dance floor are (and the lap dance area.) The piano player for karaoke was novel and enjoyable. The "Spunk" go-go boys were a diverse group of buff guys. I got a lap dance from the short but amazingly solidly built Latino musculoso ($70 but well worth it.) He was awesome! I will definitely go back next time I am in NYC.
Cesar Salcedo
14:16 03 Sep 23
Kinda disappointed with the spunk gogo show last night, I was expecting more dancers and better looking guys. Where's the beef? Where's diesel? Where's the Greek? Once you guys started it was amazing what happened?
Jody B.
21:24 28 Aug 23
stoped in few times i dont drink i do tip the bartdender very safe place for nyc big roomy 2 floors to walk around 2 bathrooms i like weekdays best...
William H.
17:04 21 Aug 23
came here tonight for the first time after years of hearing about the club and walking by it. I acknowledge that the pianist who was playing was talented,...
deborah H
00:30 20 Aug 23
the securities victim shamed my friend on Thursday night. I am extremely disappointed and appalled by the security service at Monster's. The bouncers were not only unprofessional but also lacked basic empathy and understanding. Instead of providing a safe and secure environment, they were more focused on victim-shaming and trying to be politically correct. Their approach towards handling situations was completely inappropriate and unacceptable. They failed to do their jobs properly and seemed more interested in passing judgment than in ensuring the safety and well-being of the patrons. The security team at Monster's needs a serious overhaul. Their current approach is not only ineffective but also creates an uncomfortable and hostile environment. I would not recommend this place to anyone until they rectify this issue. In a world where we should be promoting respect and understanding, Monster's security team is a step in the wrong direction. Their behavior is a clear indication of their lack of training and professionalism. I hope the management takes this feedback seriously and makes the necessary changes. Until then, I will not be returning to this establishment.
Dylan O.
16:15 19 Aug 23
Good vibes! Everyone was friendly and the cover fee wasn't as bad ($10 CASH ONLY). Drinks weren't too bad either. Would definitely go again!
Mark W.
18:45 16 Aug 23
.I revisited Monster on 5/21/22. I paid a $10 cover charge and $10-$12 for a _dinky_ rum and coke. Monster was crowded, especially downstairs where the...
Dewey T.
04:51 12 Aug 23
I was a regular member of this club, and yesterday I was treated like shit for no reason whatsoever I was throwing out the club because the guy said that I...
LetsTravel Bruh
00:05 12 Aug 23
I only changed my review because the GM called me after having a poor experience with one of the dancers.Keep your phones to yourself. Pay in cash. It’s not a bad bar. The guests and bartenders are awesome.
Yekesil Rosenberg
17:04 24 Jul 23
the monster team should fire this bouncer on sunday night he is letting everyone in the bar doesn’t matter which id card and by me i showed him a id card he didn’t let me in the bar all those guys are much more younger then me and they all got in to the bar and i had to leave because he wanted another id when people in the bar know me for a long time monster find sumone who is can actually be a real bouncer not a fake bouncer i guess everyone has sumthing against this bouncer get rid of him asap i know alot of people have always issues with bouncers those bouncers should treat people with dignity and stop hating other people its enough of hating other people i am alot older then who was let in he is choosing who to let in and who to not to let in this has to stop at the monster nyc you need to get all the members and hire sumone who is older then 40 or 50 don’t hire young dumb stupid kids to be at the front door.
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02:14 12 Jul 23
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R LN
00:14 11 Jul 23
"Happy Hour" scam. Came in prior to HH ending and purchased first drink, second after. They charged me regular price for both! Scam.Extremely rude and unprofessional Bartenders and staff when I brought scam to their attention.They feel they are doing you a huge favor by pouring liquid into a glass and, with a scowl on their face, tossing it your way.Also had to listen to horrible singers, and resorted to YouTube to escape.If you're visiting NY, go to the Stonewall, Julius' (see my review) or most any other bar if you want real service and not having to put up with the staff's (and locals') arrogant attitude.
R LN
00:53 07 Jul 23
Extremely rude and unprofessional Bartenders and staff. They feel they are doing you a huge favor by pouring liquid into a glass and, with a scowl on their face, tossing it your way. If you're visiting NY, go to the Stonewall, Julius' (see my review) or most any other bar if you want real service and not having to put up with the staff's (and locals') arrogant attitude.
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21:16 06 Jul 23
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David B.
03:21 02 Jul 23
The Monster is such a Great and Amazing Club! We have been coming to this Lounge,Piano Bar, and Dance Club in the heart of Greenwich Village for years. The...
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Terrell G.
03:40 28 Jun 23
Drinks where nice, average NYC prices more than less, the door man was nice, the bar has been around forever and I always support a local landmark...
Genesis V.
19:35 25 Jun 23
they hate women here. stay away. I was having a great time until the bartenders decided they no longer wanted to serve me & my friend after two drinks. a...
Mely Morales
13:51 25 Jun 23
They was very rude.. the air don't circulate they don't have nothing for handicapp or disable people.. was there and my family got treated bad. I even saw when they snatches a stool of a old guy with a cane.. never again.
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R LN
14:25 15 Jun 23
Extremely rude and unprofessional Bartenders and staff. They feel they are doing you a huge favor by pouring liquid into a glass and, with a scowl on their face, tossing it your way. If you're visiting NY, go to the Stonewall, Julius' (see my review) or most any other bar if you want real service and not having to put up with the staff's (and locals') arrogant attitude.
Stephanie V.
13:50 04 Jun 23
Went there on Jazz night.A lot of handsome men.It was great.. there was a lot of live singing and action. Loved it
Joe L.
08:01 04 Jun 23
Weird seeing so many bad review. I think it's probably a former employee who is disgruntled. Place is still great.
Tomas M.
06:49 23 May 23
Beware of Splunk Thursdays and Saturdays it is nothing more than male dancing Dominican Prostitutes like Danny Alex aka ArismendiGarcia Romeo Annuidy...
Fabrice LeChevestrier
13:46 21 May 23
I used to go to this bar when I'm in NYC (since 2008), but now this bar is pretty "has been", sorry. He remained frozen in time, but for the wrong reasons. I'm actually quite disappointed with the Village now. Hell's Kitchen or even Williamburg is much nicer.
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Frederick Rossakovsky-Lloyd
04:59 17 May 23
Very friendly service and security guards charming. Affordable prices. Nice bartenders. I really enjoyed the piano performances. Basement average but again, people are very nice and that scores.
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Pablo Araya
18:54 04 May 23
I love monster. I have been here though the years and have never had an issue. The bartenders could use a change in attitude in general. Most of them at least. But the entertainment is on point. I loved the gogo dancers and the piano on top.
Jose O.
14:39 27 Apr 23
Worst bar ever! None personable staff, racist and rude! Take your money elsewhere. We had just ordered our drinks and a girl bartender w big curly hair...
Will P.
09:13 22 Apr 23
Good atmosphere, strong drinks, friendly bartenders. Just be careful when paying with card since there is a mandatory minimum 20% tip which is not normal...
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Jordan W.
09:39 09 Apr 23
My date and I learned this was a gay bar after we were already inside. Great live music and good service - seemed like a high quality dive bar.
Ariana Rios
08:16 01 Apr 23
Went on on a Friday night and it was terrible. Drinks were overpriced and felt rushed as soon as we entered.
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02:59 26 Mar 23
No issues as place songs and othersI'm got issues with drink pricesTuesday Normal Thursday 8 buck for drinkBut. Saturday 12 bucks tip not includedSo Who try ripping off who place or bardenders ..... Hmm
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Sven Troonbeeckx
09:06 28 Feb 23
Very nice nightclub, bar with theme evenings and always super nice music. Friendly staff, I recommand to everybody. Very gay friendly
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Travis Ballenger
05:28 15 Feb 23
I was at Monster and they focused on the white singers. The pianist Chris Blacker, actually was incredibly rude to a Black singer and prioritized the white singers. The entire experience was shocking.
Lily L.
13:30 12 Feb 23
I just went to the club While I was in town for work. Everything got super weird. I wasn't able to get to the downstairs bar, too many people, and the...
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03:39 03 Feb 23
I used to love the Monster, but their drinks are now waaaaaaaay overpriced. The service is slow and the staff at the door are rude.
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20:11 07 Jan 23
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David
21:09 19 Dec 22
BEWARE!!! Saturday nights are Spunk night with many male dancers. I was there this past Saturday and was ROOFIED by one of the dancers. The only time I placed my drink down was for a lap dance and this is when it happened. I found out the next day when I went to the emergency room to be tested because I blacked completely out that night and my friends had to carry me home. It’s so sad that these straight men come to work here and prey on the gays. BE VERY CAREFUL.
Gary Carlile Jr
05:03 09 Nov 22
I've been going there for 15 years and tonight they kicked me out saying I danced up on the performer. I was tipping them to the tune of $40 bucks or more.....sorry I won't go back!!!
Shaki S.
14:45 05 Nov 22
The doorman at this place was a real POS--.wouldn't let us in because we had an unopened bottle of water. We walked away, drank some of it and came back...
M P
00:58 30 Oct 22
Great atmosphere! Piano and singing upstairs is lit!Dancing downstairs is dopeGreat dj drag shows and bartenders!Try their fireball shots, you will start to see noises
Mike R.
00:32 26 Oct 22
Avoid this place. It is no longer a gay bar. It has become basically a place for hetero NYU students. If you are an older person, you will be treated...
Kaylamay S.
07:05 13 Oct 22
Our friend performs at Curtains Up on Tuesday nights. It's honestly a hidden gem in the city. Amazing performances, beyond talented casts, and the frozen...
Nanci F.
16:12 02 Oct 22
Great spot to stumble across! Not to mention, Johnny! He made the time there phenomenal! Such a cutie and great bartender. Thank you for the hospitality...
Regan Banks
08:36 28 Aug 22
The security guy kicked me out for making out with someone. Literally, JUST for making out with someone (I think?). Yet he didn’t kick the other person out. I didn’t get into an argument with anyone, no fights at all, wasn’t falling all over the place, and as I left all I said was “I don’t understand what happened…?” The only answer they could come up with was “My security guy said you had to go.” It was weird. I have my theory, but I won’t put it out there. Just be careful when you go there…
DC Hull
00:15 18 Jul 22
It’s a fun gay bar. The night I went, it was piano bar night. Many dudes singing. Some were good. Some were ok. 🙂
Truth Set Free
19:05 16 Jul 22
I had a bad experience. I was there on a Friday night and they were letting in rough looking and acting people. I was just standing there with my friend and we were having our drinks and these guys came over and tried to knock our drinks out of our hands. Then we moved to the other side of the dance floor and they followed us throughout the club. It was scary. We informed the security yet nothing happened because they were b and the security was b so they did not throw them out. I do not know why they let obvious trouble makers in.
Nikki C.
08:55 12 Jul 22
Dropped by The Monster to continue my NY bar hopping experience. First and foremost shout out to my insanely gorgeous host. I can always appreciate a good...
Dean Boyce
22:09 11 Jul 22
My friend and I have just returned back to the U.K. following an amazing holiday in New York. To top it all it was Pride which was amazing. We stumbled upon this bar/club and are so glad we did. We went there most evenings of our holiday and loved it. The bar staff were great and very friendly and welcoming. The drag queens and go go dances were all great performers and kept us entertained. A super venue and we are hoping to come back for Pride 2023 and will most definately be coming back to your venue. Thank you to all at Monster for helping to make our holiday memorable 😀😀👏👏
Jonathan Prince
07:53 05 Jul 22
If I could rate this place a zero I would. There are too many homeless drag queens going to the monsters starting trouble with the straight men that is going to the bar trying to have a good time. The monsters need to stop having drag shows that been outdated for years. And get rid of all the drag queens coming to the bar causing trouble for citizens trying to spend their hard earn dollars for a drink at the bar. If the monsters doesn't get rid of the drag queens this bar will definitely end and so will stone wall.
Jamie Berger
18:49 27 Jun 22
I went to this bar yesterday during NYC pride and this was one of my worst experiences in a bar. The cover was $20 which wouldn’t have been a big deal if I wasn’t treated so rudely by the person collecting money at the front of the house. If my friends hadn’t already paid I would have just left before even paying and going in. I understand that working a big event such as pride can be stressful, but I was screamed and snapped at by the person collecting the cover charge when I was just trying to pay my cover. The person in front of me was allowed to pay with Venmo but I was refused and not allowed to pay with Venmo. Upon trying to understand the reason why I was snapped at and spoken to in a VERY rude way. No one should be spoken to like that… especially a paying customer. If I couldn’t pay with Venmo it wasn’t a big deal but what was a big deal was being yelled at when trying to understand why. Completely ruined my experience there. I did not like the treatment I received at this bar yesterday and my friends and I will never be coming back.
Marcel Humes
22:24 19 Jun 22
It's basic. Anti-Intellectual. It reminds me of Florida. If you're into New Jersey / immigrant working class platitudes where nothing is read of a person but the cover/surface then that's your place. A definite 'colonized' vibe.I don't know. I'm perhaps being too harsh. I've had a few good times there. And Thursday nights is very lively. It's just not one of my go-to nyc gay spots of choice. Probably been there 5-6 times in the past 5-6 years. But I prefer scenes that are more avant-garde. Something far and in between these days in the lgbtq space.
Carlos D.
04:36 25 Apr 22
Two floors of pure fun. The drinks were amazing, and they do not go light in the alcohol, they make that sh.t strong. The dancers were amazing. My favorite...
Ciara M.
08:24 24 Apr 22
While bar hopping in the village last Sunday we stumbled into this bar, just in time to see a man in a white tux jacket with a gorgeous crystal encrusted...
Amy Nicole Stewart
12:08 22 Apr 22
An excellent place to have a drink, belt a tune, and meet good people. Tip your piano player and your bartender, please. Just love this place.
Daniel Oliveira
04:20 22 Apr 22
Had a super fun time. Drinks are a bit pricey but the energy is so great it was all worth it.
Kyle Thomas
13:36 15 Apr 22
Really great bar!! When I came here there were putting on a special performance with Wicked music. It included drag performances, dancing, singing, and a unique mashup/blend of Wicked songs and also pop music. Really an awesome performance and it was free! Then upstairs they had live piano music. I highly recommend this bar! 👏🏻
Kevin Scott
12:34 09 Apr 22
Great bar quite possibly the worst drag performance I’ve ever seen. She @therealegypt did 1 1/2 numbers. The 1/2 number was to her own video and she kept yelling at people to stop taking photos or we will kick you out LOL
Christian D.
08:32 11 Feb 22
I've been going to The Monster for years. It used to be such a great place for gay men to drink, dance, sing, and make friends (some with benefits). That...
Love Sign
03:20 25 Jan 22
I had a bad experience. I was there on a Friday night and they were letting in rough looking and acting people. I was just standing there with my friend and we were having our drinks and these guys came over and tried to knock our drinks out of our hands. Then we moved to the other side of the dance floor and they followed up throughout the club. It was scary. We informed the security yet nothing happened. I do not know why they let obvious trouble makers in.
Aj S.
17:05 12 Jan 22
Love this bar! It's staff & ambiance has been amazing! John has been an amazing bar tender & has definitely made my experience here amazing!
Gary O
12:46 17 Dec 21
Cover charge scam. I called in the afternoon to see when the cover charge began and was told 9pm. When I arrived at 8:30 the cover charge was on and the person at the door was rude about it when questioned. The place is over crowded, the bartenders are fast and the drinks are not well. The place is over priced. The piano bar is excellent and worth the cover --- but they need to be HONEST about it.
Joseph E.
00:04 03 Dec 21
This place exploits its visitors by luring patrons to the bottom bar where there's male 'dancers'. I was last here around 10 years ago when the vibes were...
Kwame S.
18:22 27 Nov 21
I have been visiting the Monster on and off for about 20 years . . . God, I'm old. 😉 As a matter of fact, I think the Monster was the first gay bar that I...
angel rojas
03:12 11 Nov 21
It is my first time in New York and looking for a good place of entertainment to relax, I found this place that from the entrance they do not have a good attention and my surprise did not end even when after paying a ticket and to store our coats we went down to a basement , they took us by force for no reason, the person I spoke told us that we getting out because we where using the mobile device which is totally a lie because it was unloaded I felt super bad for having taken that impression of such a busy place I just spend 10 min and they didn’t let me finish my drink never again and totally no recommend this place
Oscar Cruz
00:02 01 Nov 21
They said is q good place but not. It’s a place,where the white person its more important than other ones. The drinks are ok and the bartender and wasters are rude. They’re very far to aLGBT community guides
PAUL epstein
16:55 14 Sep 21
Awesome juicy Burgers! I had cheddar and bacon! A must to try!!!
Allen Burnham
02:46 12 Sep 21
It was not a fun trip. I was looking forward to the the monster and dancing. I got self vaccined both shots before I came to new york city about 1 week and half ago. I took a lyft from my hotel in time Square area. Cost me 35 plus for trip one way. When I got to door...the security guard didn't want to let me in. Per his words....the CDC guidelines states that you need to be two week clear after from last shot date. I have never heard of that. I knew places can go into places even with one shot...I got two and 1 and half before I fly into New York. I won't come back and support this business.Beware future clients...you will be judge at door. I am disappointed with this business...now I have pay another 35 plus to get a ride back to hotel.
Jeanrobert
00:12 23 Aug 21
The lap dancer JC (jean carlos) scams customers and this club socks too there are better ones in the area I promise you save your money and go find fun elsewhere
efraim torrez (Casper)
17:03 22 Aug 21
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Lauren B.
23:19 31 Jul 21
Went to Monster on a Friday night. The drag show was underwhelming. I love my Queens. But you are a performer. Most drag shows I have been to the girls do a...
Jess M.
19:34 27 Jul 21
The guy on the left with glasses was awful! He's not friendly and threatens customers. After I walked out of the bar, he followed me down the block. As a...
Bayardo P.
05:00 20 Jul 21
Terrible place!! Not what it used to be. You are given a seat... you are rushed to drink... they dont let you stay past 2 hours... you cannot really...
Tiffany Elisca
03:34 19 Jul 21
Monster Bar has been such a delightful experience before COVID and after COVID. I have been coming here since 2018 and the people here are unforgettable. The bartenders are attentive, quick, friendly and oh so very handsome. I absolutely love LOVE the piano player in the back that is tucked away in the corner and you get to join in on singing selected songs from: Broadway tunes to classic hits. I get to meet people from all walks of nature, I have made a few friends, enjoyed the amazing performances and most importantly, I have always felt safe here. Thank you for existing. xoxo
Jeanrobert A.
18:55 12 Jul 21
No diversity and disrespectful staff also don't get a lap dance here they scam you (especially some dancer named Jean Carlos)
Emily Wescott
15:34 30 Jun 21
Very inclusive with reasonable prices. Came here on pride and loved every minute of it
Bobby D.
10:28 30 Jun 21
Happy Gay Pride...To Everyone. New York City I'm very impressed with you yet again for bringing life back into your city...and that is because the people...
Phan H.
13:45 14 Jun 21
I'm not gay, but definitely an ally. Wanted to support gay business especially during pride month. This place was definitely popping. Spacious seating...
Boris Dean Howard
20:14 14 May 21
One of my favorite traditional bars in NYC. Recommended!
Juan
04:48 27 Mar 21
They are doing the best they can with nyc COVID restrictions. I’m impressed with how nice the staff are from the bouncers to the drag queens, to our waiter!!!
Katz Si
23:09 07 Mar 21
Can recommend to visit! Stuff are very welcome and nice! Thursday is 10$ admission fee and best half-naked dancers!!
Patrick Leahy
02:41 15 Feb 21
Although I love coming to this bar I was a bit disappointed to find that they try to give customers their second drink in a plastic cup which is the same price as a bottle of beer but less beer. They bring it to you with the lid on and no bottle so you don’t know if they gave you a full bottle of beer. The content of a bottle is way more than what fits in the plastic cup, and the cup doesn’t even come full. Shame on you The Monster. I like to support them as they have gone through a hard time with the pandemic but this is not acceptable.
Milena andrade
00:17 15 Feb 21
BE AWARE FOLKS!!! The bar is nice but they try to trick you for their own benefit!! First you order a drink and they bring bottles of the beer you asked for, each beer is a bottle of roughly 12 FL OZ (355 mL). The second round you ask for, turn out to be plastic cups of 250mL maximum!!!! This way they try to trick you that you got the same quantity of beer when you pay for less!!! Shame on you Monster!!! Be aware folks, you can even try to pour the bottle in one of their plastic cups, and it won't be that volume, belive me!
Lord Warg (Steve)
18:29 05 Feb 21
I miss monsters! the pandemic really makes you realize how much you love your gay bar! I can t wait to return!
Jay D.
11:16 03 Jan 21
This is a COVID review, so of the outdoor tent bar scene and not the gay club scene, although from the reviews the gay club vibe was amazing as well. My...
Sia Gilbert
13:40 24 Nov 20
I enjoyed the night that I had from this club. The drinks were so great. Especially, their cocktails were so damn good. The waitress was very attentive in taking orders. It was the best night out that I ever had.
Kenny Gonzalez
08:31 23 Jul 20
Had a blast. Went for the first time last Saturday to see Eric Bellinger perform and decided to do bottle service. Was contacted by Erin and she took care of everything for us. A nice mix of people and no drama. I did notice that they can be very strict especially when it comes to leaving and re-entering. Will be back for sure!!!
Patrick Walsh
00:17 29 Sep 19
A tip top gay venue in the heart of Manhattan! It is like a pilgrimage coming here, this place and the people who fought for gay rights in 1969 brought about the gay rights we enjoy today. A truly historic venue!

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