Take The A Train To No Parking Bar! NSFW
For Broadway babies who've always dreamed of going "way up to Washington Heights," you should do so and make sure to stop by No Parking, the ambient gay bar at 4168 Broadway (on 177th Street).
Come on, park your butt somewhere other than the usual twinks-in-retail vodka palace.
Last night, the place's circular bar was topped by half-clad dancers and surrounded by a multiethnic mix of fun people as the bartender unexpectedly barked into the mic, "We like pussy ... cats."
Speaking of which, why did the dancers happen to be women? (Fine with me, mind you. I was just curious since it wasn't lesbian night.)
Some of the attendees are on the down low, a patron suggested, and if they stick a dollar down a female crotch, it makes them feel less like they went to a gay place.
Oh, gotcha -- and a few minutes later, a male dancer emerged anyway.
The place is different enough to be worth the trip. The people are friendly and they pass around a hookah.
Besides, if you live in that area, it's not a trip at all.
Next stop: Le Boy Bar, in the same region.
Photos: Chuck Attix
Who you calling a hookah?