I had one of the best night-outs in a long time. This bar has it all: gorgeous guys, great music, everyone dancing. Of course, the guys were all gay, the music was broadway showtunes, and the dancing involved jazz hands.
Splash, a gay bar in Chelsea (of course), holds “Musical Mondays” at which they play scenes from various musicals on their many tv screens and serve 2 for 1 drinks. After the second free drink, everyone there is belting Barbara and Liza. My voice was hoarse the next day from my performance. A highlight of the evening was when Julie Andrews appeared on the screen to begin My Favorite Things and the crowd of drunken gay men went wild.
The bar has nice atmosphere with decent seating, pretty lighting, and, of course, hot bartenders in their underwear. Splash also hosts other special events and deals for those not into the musical theatre geek thing. Ladies, just a warning - the bathrooms are unisex with non-functioning locks (not that most people there would care to peek in, anyway). Of course, Splash also lacks the sleezy men with cheesey lines that frequent most bars.
So if you’re in the mood, put on your Sunday clothes and get footloose to the sound of music at this wild party, below 42nd Street and above Avenue Q. Sorry. I couldn’t resist the puns. Anyway, Splash is definitely a good time and I recommend it to gays and breeders alike.