Phoenix Bar

Celebrating 20 Years as The Premiere Gay Bar of the East Village

The Phoenix, originally established as The Bar in 1999, rose from from the ashes after a fire devastated the mainstay dive watering hole. The Phoenix has a strong tradition of catering to a diverse and trendy crowd, and has become a gay institution in the east village. Change is a constant in life, and The Phoenix has not shied from its own evolution. Receiving accolades including having the best jukebox in the city, to being a fashion insiders party, and even as an avante grade performance venue, The Phoenix has never closed its mind after opening its door. With new management, and a renovated interior, the bar has transformed from “go-to dive” to “be seen at destination”.  Surviving blackouts, hurricanes, and crises in between, the bar has never shuttered, striving to serve a community and neighborhood it holds more dear than the strong drinks poured every night.

Looking to host your private party at the Phoenix? We have multiple spaces within the bar to host a small get together or a large party of 65 people.  Contact for details.


Our private room is available at a rate of $50/ hour with a $150 maximum charge. This includes use of our sound system, PA system, and a bottle of champagne. If the weather permits, use of the back patio is available at no additional cost until 10pm. Contact to reserve.

Is your band interested in performing at the Phoenix? All musicians are always welcome here. We have two different spaces to choose from and we can provide the sound system. Staging and lighting is also available. Contact for more details.