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“Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with a sensual taste.”

“The atmosphere makes you feel at home, the people there are wonderful to be around, and it just makes you want to relax and unwind from a long stressful day.”


“Atmosphere makes you want to take a nap in the cushy couches.”

“...Rapture became my "Cheers." I would be there two or three times a week.”

Free, Cheap and Easy Dates – January 31, 2011 Issue

Best Happy Hour In NYC – March 8, 2010 Issue

Costly Cocktails or Bargain Beer – June 18, 2008 Issue

Why Leave Astoria?

Best of Astoria 2010 – voted “Best place for happy hour”

Best of Astoria 2009 – voted “Best place to hook up”

Best of Astoria 2008 – voted “Best Happy Hour”

BORO Magazine

Love For Winter Nightlife – February 2011 Issue

New Year’s Eve 2010 in Astoria & LIC – December 2010 Issue


“Great vibe. Daily drink specials. Good food.”

“You have to try the Rapture dogs, they are unbelievable! And the pineapple tequila...”

official music video for "walk away" off of megan crain's debut EP which was filmed @ Rapture Lounge and around astoria..

other productions at Rapture…

reality tv comes to astoria…


“Every neighborhood in NYC has a story and every story has characters. Night Life is the looking glass into everyone’s favorite neighborhood spot, whether it’s an upscale wine bar, hopping hotspot, or relaxing lounge. Each season brings a new bar, new atmosphere, and a new cast of characters.

This season brings you Rapture Lounge, a living room feel bar, whose patrons can best be described as international locals, and employees that push the quirky envelope, showing why NYC is the city that never sleeps.”

ray gootz films many of his “Roommates” web series at Rapture Lounge and here are a few of those episodes...