When it first opened, it was on a great block--industrial and west to the extreme. Since then the area has become full of bars for the bridge and tunnel set so you'll be walking the streets surrounded by anorexic women in pointy toed spiked heels. The inside looks great---black walls, metal everywhere, dirty bathrooms---just what you came all the way here to see. Of course, it has big boots to fill. The original Eagle at 21st was legendary and lasted through all the glory years of Manhattan gay male sexual exuberance and well beyond. Now instead of an everynight dress code like the early years of the senior Eagle, the new one has a special leather night on Thursday. Dress appropriately or you'll have to stay in the downstairs bar and pay full price for the longneck Buds. It's at least a visual thrill with lots of black leather clad men and even a barber available to shave heads and do buzz cuts. Early in the week, it's almost always emtpy late and Saturday night is always crowded. There is a great roof top deck/bar for the warmer months. It's not the old Eagle, it's not the Spike, it's not the Lure. But it's all there is. So go. You might even be tempeted to buy a leather jock!
Pros: LEATHER NIGHT SUNDAY BEER BLAST
Cons: LOTS OF EMPTY WEEK NIGHTS HARD TO PARK WEEKENDS