Top 10 Astoria Hangouts You’ve Never Heard About
Top Astoria Hangout #3-Bungalo Lounge32-03 Broadway Astoria , NY 11106. This slick, modern Asia inspired lounge filled with weak blue lighting, mirrors, soft plush couches and golden Buddha’s heads changes into a whirling hotspot on a late weekend night. But before that happens, it’s a sexy nest with tempting cocktail happy hours and intimate, low seats. The oozing background sounds range from Top 40, through lounge classics, to hip hop, reggeaton and latin beat, before they are turned up to thumping around midnight. “Bungalo has a nice feeling; upscalish yet very comfy with the booths for seclusion,” says one of the resident DJs, Randolph Hernandez. The eclectic Astoria ambience is evident in Bungalo’s staff and guests, and the velvet rope spread before the door every night after 10pm adds an exclusive, though slightly overdone factor. That shiny bar will soon break your sobriety resolution with a selection of drafts, but most of all, high-octane cocktails and a good selection of hard liquor. Though the kitchen is not Bungalo’s focal point, the hot tapas, especially the crispy calamari, taste surprisingly good.