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559 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
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Despite the smell, this Williamsburg dive bar has become somewhat of a landmark for the Brooklyn queer nightlife scene. On any given day you might walk into an open mic night, a drag clothing auction, or a backyard BBQ hosted by a drag queen. You’ll see the same cast of characters over and over again, which makes it a great spot to make new friends and meet people. The backyard has ample seating and is usually where people hang here, especially in the summer, and the bartenders here are both friendly and quick to make sure everyone’s taken care of. When you’re done getting drunk on cheap beer and shot specials, you can make your way across the street to Bagel Smith for a nightcap (it’s open 24 hours).

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