Queens >The Ravel Rooftop Bar & Lounge
It's alright to go out locally....
For the only one rooftop in Queens that has somewhat of a view it is GOOD)) Drinks indeed are a little overpriced, music is Okay. Good Salsa nights but not for a cover charge at the door... Sorry! Do not care for the contingent of people either... They look like they can't keep up with the city pace yet do want table with a bottle service...
However, I will go back there. Not for special occasion, but for a "casual" drink. Though beware: they DO have a dress code, so you have to somewhat look presentable, no sneakers, no shorts.
Fun night Out.
In my opinion places like this tend to be fun when your with a group of friends. I dont like going out alone too much, and when I do its to a more quiet place. But with friends you can def. get a kick out of this place..
A lot of drinks to offer with the rooftop bar, and they always seem to play good music..
Let the rose flow, papa!. We were walking down the street, when a short man in all white shoved a Ravel Rooftop Lounge flyer in our chests and screamed "let the rose flow, papa." Upon presenting the rude doorman with our coupons, we were regrettably granted entry into this dubious establishment. Holy frijoles, all that was missing; Kidd, Play, Stiffler, and a keg of Colt 45. House Party just met Brokeback Mountain on Ikea's finest furniture. Men sipping apple martinis, two-headed chickens, and Fran Drescher clones abound, as the intoxicating scent of Drakkar Noir and Aquanet paralyze innocent victims. Hey, there goes Snookie! Yes folks, overpriced, watered down drinks, horrible house / techno music, guys in leather pants looking like extras from MJ's Thriller video, and a RUDE STAFF sum up the evening’s festivities. OMG, the most poppin' beat they played consisted of Herbie Hancock's Rockit. We were out of there, but unfortunately, I had to take a numero dos, amigos. After negotiating a urine-stained restroom floor and regaining my balance, I noticed that there were no toilets; urinals only, folks; that's str8 up. So THAT'S why they hand out flyers to this place on the streets. <wipe wipe> On the plus side, the breathtaking view of the hood pales in comparison to the second worst bridge in all of NYC. Ron Artest and Lamar Odom would strap the posse before frequenting this outfit. Proceed at your own risk, ladies and gentlemen.
yimmy muchacho boogie down. wow where to begin, this place is more hood than a compton back alley. skanky rican women, over priced drinks, ONLY URINALS. disgusting service led by some short fat butterbeaner about 60 pounds overweight marchin around like he was carlito from carltios way. what a sight..it may be worth a trip just to vid and youtube the antics there ....
Awesome Rooftop Party!. The parties I attended @ Ravel were fantastic. The food was marvelous and the music was excellent. The ladies were incredibly beautiful. I go to the Wednesday party after work. The Friday party is also excellent, but the crowd is a little bit too guido for my taste. The Wednesday party is where it's at for my taste and by far the best experience whenever I go. I have never heard the ladies complain about not having toilet seats, nor are there 13 dollar beers. The top shelf drinks are 12 bucks and up. If you're looking for Hip Hop, that's not the place to go. The Wednesday party is now on Saturday until the summer arrives. I went once and had a great time. All I can say is go see for yourself. The place is fabulous!
Stay far away...very far away. Looking for a night to remember? well then, definitely DONT go to this dump. Located next to the worst city housing projects on the east coast and overlooking spectacular views of the neighborhood methadone clinic, sewage treatment facility and con edison, this place features rude ghetto staff, filthy tables and the worst overpriced drinks in NYC. Not to mention you could smell the faint aroma of weed being smoked in there as well. Also, the place changed its name to Ravel from penthouse so make sure you don't get fooled. I could go on and on about this hellhole but I would rather spend the time watching paint dry then write anymore about it. Just take my advice-spend your money and time elsewhere just DONT GO THERE-you will be greatly disappointed! 100% un-satisfaction guaranteed!
Stunning skyline views atop L.I.C.’s first luxury hotel.. You need not check-in to check out the Ravel Hotel’s dramatic, 6,000-square-foot garden terrace outfitted with cabanas, Tropicana-hued chairs and a 40-foot-long bar, from which bartenders dispense Blue Moon and tropical cocktails like the fruity, creamy Caribbean punch. Additionally, the Miami-flavored lounge ups the entertainment ante with curated theme nights: Mondays feature New York-centric movie viewings; Wednesday night means pitchers of mojitos and sangria; and Sundays mean the Sunset Sessions, where pretty young things sunbathe while DJs spin well long after dusk. From your wind-swept, sun-soaked rooftop perch, you won’t find finer views of the Manhattan skyline or the illuminated Queensboro Bridge.
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