If you’re looking to get drinks at a Harlem bar with shirtless bartenders, drag performances, and Happy Hour specials, head to Alibi Lounge. This upbeat spot sits proudly on a busy neighborhood corner with pride flags, velvet ropes, and a long red carpet where you should choreograph a grand entrance. Drink specials run until 8pm every night, and they also host drag shows every Tuesday till 10pm, so we’d recommend coming here when you’re in the mood to get a little sloppy on a weeknight. Alibi Lounge is one of New York City’s last remaining Black-owned gay bars, and over the last year, its owner has fought to keep the businesses afloat. After running a successful GoFundMe campaign, the community space will not only be able to keep its doors open, but Alibi Lounge will make also a $1000 donation to the Transgender Law Center in honor of everyone who donated.
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