Bar d’O: The 27 Year History of Downtown Manhattan’s Best-Kept-Secret Drag Cabaret

Article and photos by Alexey Kim

Every once in a while there comes a moment in life that changes the course of history, and 27 years ago that pivotal moment happened in downtown Manhattan’s queer night scene, when Bar d’O opened its doors. Not only has Bar d’O served as a stepping stone for many of its now-legendary…