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"The long, narrow space brims warmly with the usual curio of gay life—white-painted ionic columns and more smoke-and-mirrors glitz than a Marlene Dietrich talkie—and gets an added shot of charisma when it’s filled with Latin American pop music. True to Jackson Heights, the bar maintains a diverse mixture of smiling locals and full-bellied, muscled and sleeveless gay Manhattanites stopping off for a drink after dinner at one of the nearby ethnic eateries. The happy hour—presided over by bartenders who greet you with a handshake—lasts from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. every day." - New York Magazine

 

"As the oldest gay bar in Queens, it offers an alternative to Manhattan's snobbiness. The diverse neighborhood crowd is friendly and flirty." - The Village Voice

 

"Friend's Tavern was there before anyone had heard of a Chelsea boy. Great, strong cocktails and drinks. Low-key, cruise crowd." - GayCities

 

"Friend's Tavern - happy hour never looked so good. Friend's Tavern, located at 78-11 Roosevelt Ave., caters to an anxious after-work crowd, but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose." - ClubPlanet

   

 
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  • Fiesta!

    Throw your birthday party at Friend's and get cake and much more for free.

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  • Rumba

    Live DJs spin the best in Latin, dance and pop music all night long at Friend's.

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