For decades bar culture has loomed large in the LGBTQ community. During this three-hour stroll, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Join us as we tip back our glasses at four special gay/lesbian bars, on an entertaining tour of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhood.
Today’s tour originated in conjunction with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
Our tour begins at 2:00 PM sharp, rain or shine, in the lobby of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. After viewing the Center’s famous Keith Haring bathroom (now a meeting room), we explore the rich history of West Village watering holes. Refreshments on your own. Tour ends at approximately 5:00 PM back at the LGBTQ Center.
About Our Guide:
Phil Desiere (shown in event cover), founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a Tourist Guide. In addition to tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park, Phil has developed and leads the Gay Graves Tour at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.