Therapy BarIn the glittering heart of Hell’s Kitchen sits one of the reigning queens of the midtown gay bar scene. Giving patrons nothing but pleasant shrinkage since 2003, Therapy is a two-floor haven for a tryst of any length…or duration.
 
Stay on the ground floor for sultry banter at the well-attended bar, or nestle with your S/O du jour at one of the cozy leather couches, all of which feature a nearby table for drink and food service. 
 
Before heading up the sleek wooden staircase, practice your pucker with a signature cocktail like “Size Queen,” featuring SoCo, Amaretto, and Peach Pucker, or celebrate newfound singlehood with “Love on the Rocks,” a masterful blend of Belvedere Vodka and sweet Chambord.
 
Upstairs the vibe remains intact, with several intimate tables laid out for casual conversation or verbal foreplay. For those blind Internet dates gone awry, distraction abounds on the 2nd floor stage, where live shows feature stand-up, sketch comedy, drag variety acts, or even solo theatrical performances.
 
Therapy offers a simple solution to exorbitant healthcare: Trade a co-pay for cocktails.
 
Photo courtesy of Therapy Bar & Lounge