Sign off Facebook, get off your app and head out to make some new friends! The Hudson Valley may not have very many dedicated “gay bars” but the region is plenty friendly to anyone looking to have a good time.

While there aren’t too many “gay bars” in the area, you’ll be guaranteed a gay crowd if you check out these other bars in the area for more recommendations.

Lots of other venues host gay nights throughout the week. Fourth Fridays @ Chill is a long-standing monthly gay night. Also check out Prephab – a Poughkeepsie-based DJ duo – and Hudson’s Trixie Starr, who both produce events locally.

If you’re looking to head out for a bit more than just a drink, check out these venues that host performance art, live music and other forms of entertainment.

For other ideas on getting out of the house, be sure to check out BGHV’s event calendar which is always being updated with local happenings throughout the Hudson Valley.

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