With a scrumptious, seaside-inspired Americana menu, and an excellent selection of bottled and draft beers, wines, and spirits, Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach is the perfect waterfront watering hole in Queens. This neighborhood joint has been brought back to life by owners Terence and Jon Taffer after getting hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Today, it’s certainly the life of the party on Jamaica Bay.
Since opening in the summer of 2008, Bungalow Bar has become a favorite Rockaways hangout. Sitting just steps away from the water, it’s hard to beat the atmosphere Bungalow Bar offers—and even harder to beat the dazzling views of the City and Jamaica Bay. With excellent service and quality food and drink served 7 days a week, customers come pouring in from all five boroughs by foot, bicycle, car, and even by boat.
Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch
Stop by Bungalow Bar any day of the week for family friendly, casual lunch and dinner options. If you are living locally in Arverne By The Sea, you may already have heard some word-of-mouth advertising about the famous Sunday brunch.
On the Lunch & Dinner Menu find an enticing selection of shared plates, flatbreads, soups and salads, sandwiches, classic dishes, and entrees, as well as a full kids’ menu. Definitely don’t miss out on local favorites like the Tequila Shrimp, Petite Filet Mignon Salad, Blackened Chicken Sandwich, Herb Crusted Salmon, or Braised Beef Short Ribs.
The Brunch Menu comes with a disclaimer—if you aren’t ready to head out to brunch right now, just reading about it could make you dangerously hungry! Classic brunch dishes like Eggs Any Style, are just as delicious as their more elaborate fellow menu options like Steak & Eggs; Crab Cakes & Poached Eggs with chipotle hollandaise and seasoned potatoes; the Brunch Burrito with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, pepper jack and cheddar cheese; and the plain, blueberry, or chocolate chip Pancakes.
At brunch time, diners also have the option of the ‘Lunch Favorites’ menu with burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pasta on offer.
Fun Times at Bungalow Bar
Of course, hanging out at Bungalow Bar is not just about dining. When the sun goes down this family restaurant becomes a happening hangout for fun-lovers of all ages. There are special events held on a regular basis, so be sure to check out the Bungalow Bar website, or Bungalow Bar Facebook page to keep tabs on upcoming happenings. Also be sure to check out the newsletter.
Live music and dancing are regular features of weekend evenings, made magical by watching the city lights dance on the water. Any number of private events are also held at the venue. Offering not only catering, but full party planning services and the “Tent” for outdoor entertainment, parties, and receptions, it’s an incredible place to consider when hosting your next big social affair.
Opening hours change by season, so be sure to check out the Bungalow Bar website, or Bungalow Bar Facebook Page for an up-to-date schedule. Located at 377 Beach 92nd Street in Far Rockaway, it’s just a short drive from anywhere on Rockaway Peninsula, and a stone’s throw from Arverne By The Sea.