What Clubs in New York City Are Trans-Friendly?


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Escuelita, Vlada Bar, Don't Tell Mama and the Monster are all New York City clubs that USA Today states, as of 2015, are specifically targeted at the transgender and transsexual community. Additional trans-friendly clubs include Barracuda and The Ritz.

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Clubs and bars that primarily cater to transsexual and transgender patrons tend to have more performances and live events than similar nightlife establishments, according to USA Today. The news service cites Escuelita and Vlada Bar as excellent locations for transsexual and transgender patrons that would like to enjoy cabaret acts, themed live performances and drag shows. Don't Tell Mama also offers its guests regular drag shows and cabaret acts. Special performances are held more rarely at Barracuda and The Ritz, offering guests the occasional special event or drag night.

Viewers of the television series "Hell's Kitchen" may recognize Escuelita as being one of the locations where the series is shot. Vlada Bar offers guests a space for private events and a full kitchen that remains open until 11:00 p.m. Don't Tell Mama is large enough to offer guests two full bars and is conveniently located nearby The Ritz. The Monster, located in Sheridan Square, also operates a bar on nearby Fire Island.

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