Chow’s On!

These spots offer hungry gays free food.
April 13, 2012

Like the LMFAO song “Hot Dog” suggests—“I work out every day/I eat right and stay committed…burned about a thousand cal/dancin’, movin’, shakin’, groovin’/I’m gonna get a hot dog/after this club”—sometimes even boys in the best of shape get a bit to drink and little too hungry. We’ve been there, too. But why spend top dollar on street food, especially when these gay spots offer free eats? You just might never pay for a meal again!


405 W 51st St
[Pizza] [Burger]

On Mondays they serve munchies-killing free pizza at 11pm. Thursdays you can get some juicy beef—plus free mini-burgers from 123 Burger Shot Beer.

The Ritz

369 W 46th St

Grab a slice Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6pm during Happy Hour and head to the rooftop to enjoy it at the Hell’s Kitchen fave.


322 E 14th St

At Matt Bell’s now-monthly Sunday Funday, which happens this month on the 15th, you can get free pizza and $6 shots that benefit local charities. This month everyone’s imbibing for AIDS Walk New York.

Boiler Room

86 E 4th St
[Pizza] [Pop-corn]

We wouldn’t recommend attempting to survive on popcorn, but on Monday nights you can nab a snack to tide you over for free. Grab something a little more substantial on Wednesdays, when they serve free pizza at 8pm.


447 E 13th St

For free pizza here, you’ll have to be a bit more patient. “We do free food for special occasions and parties,” says the bartender.


559 Lorimer St
[Burger] [Hot dog]

The wait till Memorial Day is well worth it. Once summer officially hits, Metro offers up free Bar-B-Que (with drink purchase, natch) on their back patio on Sundays.