Did you know Queens is on Long Island, but when people do say “Long Island,” they usually are not talking about Long Island? Queens is the second largest borough in New York City and it is one of the largest urban centers. It also is bustling with nightlife and there are plenty of seasonal rooftop bars to visit. Though Queens may not be as populated as Manhattan, it has the feel of the suburbs.

Where are the some of the best nightspots to visit in Queens? From bars in the meatpacking district to lounges and jazz clubs, there are plenty places to visit and try sophisticated cocktails with friends. Here are a few of the best nightclubs, jazz clubs and places to go when the sun goes down in Queens.

The Astor Room – If you believe in ghosts, you might not want to upset the spirits of W.C. Fields, Lillian Gish and Rudolph Valentino inhibits Kaufman Astoria Studios. Though it is restaurant and room, the Astor Room, used to be home, to the where silent films were produced and propaganda reels were made about W.W. II in the 1940s. In the 1970s, it is a multipurpose production studio and the commissary was open to workers and private events. The menu is retro American, with beef Wellington and Lobster Thermidor listed. Do not forget the MasterCard or American Express; you may also want to make reservations early. If you do not mind ghosts and want to enjoy the beef Wellington, visit www.astorroom.com.

Friends Bar – This bar is one of the oldest in Queens and has a great dance floor for gay couples. It is beloved for its low-key atmosphere and it has reasonable priced drinks. Happy Hour is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., this bar is primarily Latino, and it gets lively on the weekends. There are theme parties and sometimes, guests to this bar can enjoy live music. If you do want to order a drink, make sure you stop by an ATM first if you do not have cash in your wallet. This bar is a cash-only establishment. For more on this Friends Bar, visit here.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club – Laugh into the night at one of the smallest comedy in the very heart of Long Island. Local and national comedians do take the stage at this club, which offers a pint-sized stage. If you want to enjoy a laugh, this club is open seven days a week, and accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Are you thinking of going into stand-up comedy? This comedy club allows you the opportunity to take classes in the event that you want to go pro. For more about the Laughing Devil, visit: www.laughingdevil.com.

Liberty Bar – Why not combine two loves with this bar that is inside the Resorts World Casino in New York City. You can enjoy playing some of the card games and Roulette, and have the best seat in the house to view the action. You also have a great view of the 360 stage. It is the perfect place to enjoy a round of drinks with friends. However, there is a minimum drink limit and buyouts are available for groups. You can sit back and enjoy the live music. What if you do not speak English? This is no problem, as the staff is multilingual and the bar caters to those who need accessibility. For more information, visit: www.rwnewyork.com