Friend's Tavern

Photograph: Alex Strada
Friend's Tavern
Queens
Despite the loud and percussion-heavy Latin house music and teeming, elevated dance floor, this bar seems the most conducive to conversation, perhaps due to Friend’s distinct lack of huge wall-mounted televisions (a comon feature in gay bars in NYC) drawing the attention of the revelers. There’s a laid-back atmosphere here that cranks up the cruise factor at happy hour (daily 4-9pm) and is a refreshing alternative to Manhattan’s notoriously bitchy bar ‘tudes. The bartenders here are the brawnier, older versions of the tatted twinks at Friend's sister club Evolution.
Venue name: Friend's Tavern
Contact:
Address: 78-11 Roosevelt Ave
Queens
11372
Cross street: between 78th and 79th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: 7 to 82nd St–Jackson Hts
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