Bedlam is a gay bar with taxidermied moose heads on the walls and a big dance floor (especially for the East Village). The DJs play songs you and your friends likely know the words to and there’s no cover or crazy line to get in. It’s the kind of place that falls somewhere in between divey and clubby, and you might end up accidentally joining a birthday party of a man who only goes by “B.” Come when it’s past midnight and one person in your group starts making threats of finding an actual nightclub.
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