Inside a vintage airplane, behind a lingerie shop, and upstairs from a chicken restaurant are just a few of the places you’ll find hidden bars in Queens. Read on to discover where you can enjoy a drink while listening to live DJs, eating a fifteen-course sushi meal, or waiting for your flight!
Discover even more hidden bars of the five boroughs in the new edition of Secret New York: Hidden Bars and Restaurants by Untapped New Uork’s founder Michelle Young and journalists Hannah Frishberg and Laura Itzkowitz
Hidden Bars & Restaurants
1. Astoria’s Secret, Astoria
The most exclusive, elegant, and expensive thing at this Queens speakeasy is, refreshingly, neither a gimmick nor an exorbitantly priced cocktail but the guests themselves. This body-positive, locally owned lingerie shop, bar, and restaurant offers a welcomely unpretentious and straightforward take on the speakeasy venue model: the intimates sold in the front are genuinely for sale, and if you wear them in the back you stand to score a drink discount.