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Would You Go to Queens for a Rooftop Bar?

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  Site Where: 8-08 Queens Plaza South [map], Queens, ny, United States, 11101
January 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM | by | ()

OK, this hotel bar is Queens. Let’s get that out in the open right now. But, kids, it’s a rooftop bar. And it’s enclosed and heated. What’s more, it has a name worthy of The Jersey Shore, Penthouse 808, and sits atop a relatively new hotel, the Ravel in (perpetually up-and-coming) Long Island City.

Since we have to wait a few more months for most of New York’s rooftop bars to open—including the new one at The Kimberly Hotel—we thought what the hell? Let’s look at Queens! Except, um, it’s really cold, and we’ll be in Vegas this weekend, and we can’t jump on the subway to check this baby out just yet.

So, we’re turning this over to you. Has anyone been to The Ravel's rooftop bar? Reviews for the “boutique hotel” on TripAdvisor are a mixed bag, but plenty of folks mention that the noise from the bar kept them awake at 2 a.m. (If you’re not spending the night, that could be taken as a good sign that Penthouse 808 is a good party spot, no?)

If you do decide to stay over, rooms start at just $99 a night Sundays–Thursdays until early March. On weekend nights, rates start at $129.

Long Island City may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but with plenty of space, unobstructed Manhattan views, leather chaises and fireplaces, we’re willing to give The Ravel’s roof a chance.

Are you? Have you?

Tell us in the comments below.

Archived Comments:

Not really worth it

Well I tried the "Penthouse" out and your totally right about the Jerszy Shore cats that inhabited the place and the bar sucks I believe they serve out of plastic cups. The views isnt the best neither and location is deserted. Well to each its own. Its cool though :)