Merlin’s: The Hot Spot of Binghamton

Merlin’s Dance Club Wine Bar Lounge
73 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901

merlin's_logoMerlin’s has been a favorite hangout and the bedrock of the queer community in the City of Binghamton since December 2004. Merlin’s for many years was located on State Street but recently relocated to a bigger and much better facility on Court Street, in the middle of downtown Binghamton.

Merlin’s is owned by Lauren Hering, who is the Chief Executive Officer.  She is married to Jess Arnold and reside in Johnson City, NY.  Lauren’s commitment to the queer community in the Binghamton region is heartfelt and her efforts to enhance the quality of life for LGBT folks lauren_jessgoes well beyond the confines of her establishment.  She supports many worthy causes and events, such as the Toys for Tots Program and holds/organizes many fundraisers, and participates in the very successful First Friday events. She is a participant in the yearly Pride Palooza, spearheaded by the Binghamton Pride Coalition, held during the month of June.  She has also been a staunch supporter of Diversity Rules Magazine since its inception in 2006.

Merlin’s is open Tuesday through Sunday:

Tue: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wed: 1:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thu: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri: 4:00 pm – 3:00 am
Sat: 8:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Merlin’s is conveniently located in downtown Binghamton near many of the city’s parking areas.  Parking areas within 1 block include Court Street, State Street, State Street parking ramp for a fee, Collier Street Parking ramp (FREE after 5:30 PM), and on Chenango Street (walk thru Press Court Alley tunnel, turn left up Commercial Alley to access our side entrance).

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