227 10th St.
Love or loathe it, Blake's is the one gay bar in town almost always guaranteed to be guy central. Wednesday night's Lust & Bust drag show draws an oppressively packed house downstairs, which explains why this Midtown fixture has a reputation for S&M (standing and modeling). Weekends can be even crazier, thanks in part to the Saturday night Body Parts Contest and the abundance of eye candy upstairs. Sure, Blake's has a reputation for attitude. But with a clientele like this, who can argue?