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 head out to ROCKS in Albany or B Lounge in lower Westchester. Other spots like Chill Wine Bar in Beacon boast a great mixed crowd, too. 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 along with BGHV’s own pop-up night out, The Meet Market. Prephab – a Poughkeepsie-based DJ duo – also produce lots of events locally along with Hudson’s Trixie Starr.

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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