A new cocktail bar for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond has touched down in Hell’s Kitchen–the first of its kind in the neighborhood!
An adult playground of sorts, the new spot, dubbed The Dickens, was conceptualized and founded by Bryan Hannon, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community who has lived and worked in bars and restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen for a decade.
The new space boasts four immersive floors, including a rooftop and six bars, each with a different theme. The intimate Dickens Cocktail Bar provides the perfect space to cozy up by a fireplace while those looking for a more upbeat night can boogie down to a futuristic neon 80s vibe in The Discoteca. The Genies Lounge complete with walls draped in velvet and The Dark Room based on an old photography dark room studio also make up the space, while The Margarita Market Rooftop will offer a variety of frozen drinks to sip on once open.
The cocktail menu features fun, fresh, and delicious cocktails, and they even have a secret recipe house shot called the “The Tiny Tim.” To accompany your drinks a full food menu offers a modern twist on all your favorite dishes, showcasing influences from various cuisines with an emphasis on shared plates.
“Hell’s Kitchen has been home for a long time; I’ve always felt that there was something like this missing from the neighborhood,” says Bryan Hannon. “The Dickens is the first for Hell’s Kitchen, a premium establishment with amazing food, an elevated cocktail program, lounge areas, and space to dance. Somewhere classy but always fun for the LGBTQ+ community.”
Located at 783 8th Avenue, The Dickens will open in stages, and the first and second floors open today, November 14! The kitchen will open shortly.
You can stay up to date with The Dickens on their Instagram.