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Rapture Lounge

34-27 28th Ave (at 35th Street)
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 626-8044
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Rapture Lounge - Astoria, NY


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My neighborhood spot. Whatever I say about this place would not do it justice...The owner and the vast majority of the people who work here are super friendly and courteous. ...


so disappointed..we used to come here and we USED to love it! We haven't been there in a while and I don't know what is going on there but the drinks are weaker and he apps were n...

My spot 6/9/2011

My neighborhood spot. Whatever I say about this place would not do it justice...The owner and the vast majority of the people who work here are super friendly and courteous. And the House Rules absolutely Rule! more

Go elsewhere 2/3/2010

This place used to be good, but it has totally gone down the toilet over the last year. The food is always cold and the drinks are weak. Do not waste your money on any of the ""signature"" drinks because they all taste like cold medicine. Also, they now do karaoke, which it so out of place and cheesy in this bar. Try another joint on 31st ave. You will be better off. Pros: None left Cons: Bad service, weak drinks, cold food more

Bad drinks 1/3/2010

Myself and two female friends went, expecting a good time (b/c the reviews were good) but were disapointed. There are couches spread between two rooms, and the music is okay, but this place is not for dancing at all. The drinks tasted like cough medicine, and were non-returnable after a sip...Never going back, atleast not for drinks. Pros: Good food and affordable Cons: Drinks made with house liquor more

Intimate sexy vibe 12/21/2009

Oh yes, the coconut shrimp and the green lantern is the winning combination! Rapture has a special place in my heart, its where my boyfriend and I had our first date but its continued to impress since then.We love coming here when we want to be in a super sexy atmosphere eating great apps and having my favorite drink. I'd definitely recommend this as a date spot if you want to impress. Pros: drinks, atmosphere, service more

The Coolest Spot to Chill 5/16/2009

We love this place! The cocktail menu is awesome and they seem to always have a really good special going on like happy hour or something. The snack menu is good and has everything you could want to supplement your drinking. There is hip music, a flat screen, board games (our favorite is clue) and vintage sofas to pile on to with your group of friends. This is our sunday evening routine and we love it! Great staff who always seem in the mood to have fun. Go Rapture! Pros: Crazy Drink menu, crazy drink specials and a groovy vibe Cons: when its too crowded to get a barstool more

Fun, Fun, Fun 4/7/2009

This is one of the coolest places in Astoria. Try the Flautas with the drinks. Stay till 4am. Pros: Fun Cons: To much fun more

disapointed.. 1/17/2009

so disappointed..we used to come here and we USED to love it! We haven't been there in a while and I don't know what is going on there but the drinks are weaker and he apps were not as great or the size they used to be?? We were in there for happy hour but the service was so slow we really didn't get much out of was buy one get one 5-8, we maybe got one of those deals and we were there from 6:15-8. more

Try somewhere else... 1/5/2009

This place used to be a great Astoria hangout, but after living out of town for the past few months, I took some out of town friends and was seriously disappointed. It took ages for anyone to take our order and then the drinks were only delivered after we asked a second time. To make matters worse, the apps were lukewarm at best when they arrived. Also, the place had a funky smell like old cooking grease. maybe a kitchen problem? more

Great place for drinks and conversation 10/5/2008

Found Rapture on Citysearch looking for a lounge. After looking at the pictures I thought it would be some where downtown, NY. Turned out to be in Astoria!!! Great place friendly staff, very cozy place, loved the dark atmosphere & Plush chairs. The music wasn't loud which was great because I hate repeating the same thing ten times before the other person can hear what I am saying. The music selection was OK as well. We spent about 4 hours over drinks, conversation and appetizers....I would highly recommend this place, great place for drinks and conversation. more

Manhattan style in Astoria.... 7/12/2008

This is in response to to akelly81. Pros: Great vibe, cool atmosphere, nice food and drink.... Cons: It's 10 blocks away from my apartment instead of next door!!! more

Yeya is out of her mind 5/11/2008

Regarding Yeya's comment below: Pros: everything Cons: nothing more

Do not go there horrible service! 3/16/2008

I used to frequent there summer until the last time I went with some cousins from out of town. One of my cousins got really drunk and was throwing up in the bathroom. The owner then proceeded to ask us to leave saying it looks bad for business. Can you believe the nerve of him! The drinks are good and their appetizers are good but their customer service is aweful and I wouldn't go back if you paid me! Also on their website they mention giving free appetizers with drinks, that is such a lie and the bartenders are rude at times! Pros: Drinks and appetizers are good Cons: Aweful staff! more

Made birthday party favors asked!!!1 12/4/2007

Rapture lounge seems like the last place in New York where you can go for specialty cocktails....I had a martini made with Stoli O and Moet, garnished with an orange wedge. To have gourmet cocktails like this in an atmosphere so dark and funky was exactly what I expected from my visit to New York....the prices were also reasonable which surprised all of my friends!!! We ordered chicken flautas....cooked perfectly...served with a homemade black bean salad and refried spiced beans for dipping....they were a drunken decision...made at 3 a.m. (they were still serving their full menu) and turned out to be a recurring favorite! Because it was my friend's birthday...the waitress came over singing with a slice of slammin chocolate cake ( that we didn't ask for....she overheard that it was a b day!!!) and totally made the night special. This kind of service and special attention to detail is rare in NY and has convinced all of us that Rapture is the best bar in our hood....and possibly in the city since we have since left manhattan to go chill at Rapture Lounge on Saturday nights. Way to go Rapture...thanks for the cool spot! Pros: waitress brought cake without us even asking Cons: not overly crowded more

Best hangout in Astoria!! Actually beats Manhattan!!! 12/4/2007

Rapture is tucked away on 28th avenue....thank god!!! It's the only place to go where you can grab a cool candle lit table and listen to good, diverse music while casually drinking cheap drinks and snacking on quality late night food! The bar is funky....vintage couches....colorful lights and spunky bartenders set the mood while their extensive specialty drink menu and ""off the hook"" drink specials entice you to get wasted. The food is well above bar-quality and the service makes you feel at being in a really cool friend's livingroom. Thank god we found this place!! Rapture is the typical Astoria place without the Euro dress late night coffee drinkers....just ""anything goes"" service with a full bar and a cool local crowd. They serve food till closing time and have a different drink special every night. This place has become my home away from home!!! Pros: 2 for 1 happy hour seven days a week Cons: open at five and not a minute before more

Feel At Home 6/21/2007

This place is full of surprises!!! Fun surprises. Thier drink specials are crazy good. 2 for 1 everything included till eight and then $5 margaritas(pretty good!) on wed. I guess every night has a different special but all seem generous and the food is impressive. They serve the full menu till 4am (try cocount shrimp and seasoned garlic fries) and the staff is so cool that you will find yourself sitting with the ecclectic blend of locals till last call. Rapture is the only place in astoria where I feel at home...give it a go!! Pros: Seasoned bartenders great drink specials Cons: limited outdoor seating more

Inconsistent bartenders 6/10/2007

We loved this place, but the other night we were extremely disappointed with the bartending service. The bartender was definitely not in perfect form and this led to a long wait-time for drinks service. Thankfully the waitress tried her utmost to get our drinks, but we waited on average about 25 minutes for a drink, even though the place wasn't crowded. Also, he did not know how to make some of the drinks listed on the menu and instead came up with some unpleasant concoctions. This was a sad turn of events for us, as we used to go to Rapture often on Saturday nights and get fantastic service with fantastic drinks. We hope this was an unusual occurence! Pros: Great quiet spot Cons: Inconsistent service more

Best drinks I've ever had 2/5/2007

I love this place. I like to go here before I head out to a big club or even just to chill for the whole night. I thought it was in an odd spot because it's residential but I love now because it's kind of hidden. more

Best BarLounge in Astoria 10/22/2006

Walked into Rapture for the 1st time on Friday and was pleasantly surprised at their Mojitos. Place is cozy with lots of places to sit in comfort. The crowd was a nice mix, music was right, service was friendly and attentive, and the food excellent (chicken tenderscalamari). So good, I was there the next night with a friend, and it was even better than the night before. Nice looking crowd. This is now my favorite BarLounge in Astoria. more

A ""goto"" spot in Queens! 9/10/2006

I went in on a Thursday night and enjoyed it. Cozy lounge with attentive waitstaff. Happy hour is 2 for 1 until 8pm, take advantage of that. We ordered 3 appetizers. 2 out of three were good. The crabcakes were the pits but the drinks/wine (Reisling and Boujealois) were really good. Music is very eclectic, something for everyone, if you sit a while they'll play something you really love. A great place to hangout and romantic as well. Pros: comfy couches, great customer service Cons: nasty crabcakes more

Fun lounge 6/18/2006

I went to Rapture with 6 friends on 06.17.06 (a Saturday night), and we had a phenomenal time. The waitress was attentive; the drinks were delicious and fairly large; the atmosphere was perfect for a group our size (comfy couches and chairs, music at the right volume so we could talk, and table service rather than having to go to the bar every time you wanted a drink). The drink prices are about what you would pay in Manhattan, but the drinks were much bigger. We will definitely be back. Pros: large, yummy drinks; comfy couches; table service Cons: very warm inside more
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Funky, flirty Queens bar with a sense of humor and a healthy libido.

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  • MENTION YOU FOUND US ON CITYSEARCH! Sexy atmosphere, exquisite food and of course and great selection of cocktails beer and wine . Welcome to Rapture Lounge. We are conveniently location in the hear of Astoria, NY just three blocks away for the N&W...


  • In Short
    Ordering a Sex on the Sofa (or any of the other provocatively named cocktails) could easily cause blushing at this low-lit lounge--its couches are perfect for the deed. The flea...

  • 5/14/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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    Daily 5pm-4am
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