From Our Editors
There was much revelry in New York City on October 5, 2011, when Eagle reopened its doors barely one year after its historic predecessor had closed. Hailed as the city's best leather bar by New York Magazine, Eagle continues to draw long lines of burly, leather-clad gentlemen more than a year since it soared onto the scene. The expansive two-story club buzzes with energy, and dim lighting makes it easy to lose one’s inhibitions amidst the concrete floors and chain-link fences. A venture up to the rooftop deck yields picturesque views of the river and plenty of potential companions with which to share a cigar. The bar hosts regular barbecues on this deck during warmer months, when chef Michael Small grills up hamburgers, chicken, and hot dogs. Guests should take note that the staff insists on a leather-centric dress code every Thursday. That makes it as good a time as any to whip out the rubber pants and zippered masks that normally just take up space in your closet.