The Stonewall Inn
On June 28th, 1969, the regulars of The Stonewall Inn stood up to the ongoing raids by city police, thereby sparking the gay community’s civil rights struggle across the nation. Much of the bar was lost in the ensuing riot, such as the windows, jukebox, cigarette machine, and even the toilets. A parking meter became a makeshift battering ram, splintering the front door as protestors tried to reach the officers who barricaded themselves inside. While those furnishings have since been replaced, and the bar has changed hands multiple times through the years, the pride and support for the gay community remains. But the place isn’t some history museum. In fact, it’s home to frequent live DJ performances, drag revues, and other bawdy shows, plus a weekday two-for-one happy hour that doubles the value of your money without the hassle of chopping it in half.