6. Record Room, Long Island City

Located on Center Boulevard in Long Island City, the Record Room is a new hidden bar in Queens that opened in May 2023. The bar is hidden behind a coffee shop that operates at the front of the building. The lounge space is accessed by a short hallway lined with a shelf of vinyl records. Once through the curtain, the space has an inviting retro vibe with low couches, velvet curtains, and a glowing neon sign. Live DJs spin while you enjoy a classic cocktail, beer, or wine.

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This article contains excerpts from Secret New York: Hidden Bars and Restaurants written by Hannah Frishberg and contributions by Nicole Saraniero