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The Dickens

The Dickens is a “one-stop shop” at Hell’s Kitchen’s newest LGBTQ+, literary-themed multiplex now open for dinner, drinks and dancing. It also pays tribute to the modern literary theory that Dickens defied Victorian morality to subtly include lesbian and gay characters in his novels, including A Tale of Two Cities‘ Sydney Carton, his most tragic hero. Operated and owned by Vida Verde and PMac’s Hospitality alum Bryan Hannon, The Dickens, on 8th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets, boasts six different spaces to grab a cocktail, including a first floor cocktail bar and restaurant; low-key hangout The Genie’s Lounge; moody, stylish party venue at the whiskey-themed Studio Bar; The 3D Bar & Lounge; and a top-notch rooftop.

“It really is a one-stop shop,” said Hannon. “We designed it so that you can have dinner downstairs, move upstairs for a cocktail on the second floor, and if you are in the mood, make your way to The 3D Bar & Lounge,”. He added that the bar is opening up each space in phases, with the first two floors immediately available and the third floor and rooftop opening in June 2023.


a place to be


Fantastic bar! Finally something with space to meet with friends—and lovely decor to boot!

Matteo Ceurvels


Amazing food, staff and service are top notch. Great vibes for happy hour or a night out with friends. Amazing

Luighsighe Hennigan


The Edge of Glory, their signature cocktail I believe, has hibiscus infused gin mixed with lime, orange liqueur, and egg white, and is absolutely delicious.

Ralph Lewis


Always a great time at The Dickens! it’s refreshing to have a gay bar that has craft cocktails and few drag shows to interrupt your conversations.

Zane Radcliffe


The Dickens
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The Dickens,
783 8th Avenue, NY, 10036
+1 9174727927,
Open: Tues-Fri 4pm-12am, Sat-Sun 1pm-12am