There are plenty of places for gay guys to party in Manhattan, but the popular Spirit Cruises tour company (866-483-3866) offers an interesting late-night alternative: 2.5-hour Men at Midnight Moonlight Cruises along the Hudson River, complete with a full bar, a DJ spinning tunes on a large dance floor, and amazing views of the New York City skyline.
These wild rides, some of them hosted by renowned DJ Drew G, take place a few times per year (on June 26, August 7, September 11, and December 4, in 2009). They depart from the legendary Chelsea Piers, on the edge of Manhattan's most gay-popular neighborhood. The cruises board at midnight, depart at 12:30 am, and return at 3 am, and the cost is $26.90 per person. Sounds like a pretty fun way to change your perspective on New York City gay nightlife!