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Hours
Regular Hours
Thu:
Fri:
Sat:
SunClosed
Extra Phones

Phone: (718) 651-9009

Primary Phone: (718) 651-9009

Fax: (718) 476-9151

Payment method
amex, cash, discover, visa, master card, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Northwestern Queens, Elmhurst
AKA

Play Centers

Play Lounge

Categories
Night Clubs, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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Jimmy V.

11/04/2015

Overall

THIS PLACE IS NOT WORTH THE TRIP LOTS OF LOOSERS IN THERE HANGING OUT DRINKS ARE OVER PRICE YOUNG CROWD

AudrinaP

03/19/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Spot in Queens!

Besides having been here multiple times already myself, I recently convinced my parents into having my brother's 3rd b'day at Play. everyone, and I mean EVERYONE had a great time. The kids were running around everywhere with the ample amount of space, from the pool tables, to air hockey, to the ping pong tables, to the bowling alley and the best part of all the Mechanical Bull! The adults and the kids were all enjoying the party and the awesome activities this place has to offer. We've never had or been to a more successful party. Play is def the way to go for all types of events as well as enjoying the night out w/ some friends on the wkends!

xoxoso

03/02/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Good times

I've been here a couple of times on different days because I'm always hearing of the different events they have to offer, mondays they have the best deal you won't get this deal anywhere else that's for sure! I believe from 8-1am you get a 5 hour open bar along with free bowling or pool all for about 25 dollars! And on thursdays its ladies nights which is always poppin haven't been there during the weekend yet but dnt see how it cldnt be better since its hot during the weekdays? Music is diverse hip hop,house,spanish, the food is good especially they're bbq wings!!! And the girls that work there seem to be pretty friendly and on top of they're game.

zephyrvinay

10/26/2010

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Overall
cheats got ripped

Please do not visit this place ever they are cheats literally. They sell discount coupons and say VISIT ANYTIME to bowl, play ping pong. But when you show up there they say they have rented it out to a private party and you should have called. No where have they mentioned about calling and booking in advance. SO basically they say you come at our convenience. People there are rude. SO it was like I payed and they rented it out and made profits and also were rude to me. I got ripped do not go here ever

MariaNU

02/19/2010

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Overall
AWFUL

NEVER again...$3 mandatory coat check, rude servers and hosts. The place was dead. Drinks were expensive. $21.50 for half-an-hour of pingpong, no exaggeration. As I was leaving, the bouncer handed me a flyer for another night. I said ""no thank you"" and he cursed me out until I was all the way down the block. Real classy. If you're looking for a lounge, it's worth another 10 minutes to go into the city.

smnyc01

11/20/2009

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Overall
LOTS OF FUN!!

This is one of the FEW places in Queens that you can actually spend an entire night at and not get bored. I was just there this past Saturday with my husband and some friends for the Pacquiao/Cotto boxing match and the vibe was awesome. The place was packed, there was so much energy and after the match was over, the DJ kept the energy alive by really kicking up the music. If you're used to the typical Queens bar, this place is not for you. It has more of a Manhattan feel without being pretentious.

StaceyandMonica

05/19/2009

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Overall
SAY NO TO THE PLAY LOUNGE IN ELMHURST NY

I decided to celebrate my girlfreinds birthday at the Play Lounge. I thought it would be a great experience since I have been there once before and really enjoyed myself. We invited a couple of friends, but to my surprise every girl that was turned away looked like the stereotypical aggresive female even one that have been there several times before, they were given all types of excuses of why they were not allowed to enter the club from the wearing plain white shirts to their belt buckle(are you serious?). The spanish bouncer even lied and said that one of the girls that was allowed to come in cursed him out and was asked to leave which was a lie. If she cursed him out then why would he let her in. I have never experienced anything like this before in my life and what made it worse was the black bouncers was discriminating on their own. This has to stop. Please know that we are not stopping here, we're a reporting them to anyone that will listen, we are not bitter we know there are still ignorant people out there. I am going to make sure this never happens to anyone again.

If anyone has experienced any type of discrimination from the bouncers or anyone at this place please contact me at staceyaudrey@hotmai com. Discrimination of any kind should not be allowed. This is a form of hatred.

Pers

02/24/2009

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Overall
Great Place to go in Queens

I went with a group of my girlfriends on friday and loved the fact that there were a lot of different things to do. The place reminded me of Miami...Who ever designed this place did a great job. The music was very diverse and we danced and drank next to our tables all night. What a nice surprise...I will definitely come back...

vipalday

02/10/2009

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Overall
AVOID!!!

Been here 3 times...and wow..there is always a fight, and the crowd is very immature. the whole staff seems to have anger problems... never again.....

sinjuly84

02/29/2008

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Overall
use to be hot in my book but now its not

This lounge use to be hot to me especially on Thursday nights. Me and my crew would alway come though. Last weekend I decided to bring my Girl there for the first time and the Door Manager wouldn't let her in because she had printed jeans on. so we went back to the car, good thing she had a extra pair. So she put them on, we came back and got in. Then yesterday we went to have fun and the same door manager just looked at her and told her she couldn't come in. we was never disrespectful to him and the way she was dressed there was no reason why we couldn't come in. He is against Aggressive females and more then one of there employed security guards told me that. which i think thats messed up.

madhoppa

03/16/2007

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Overall
avoid on any night

this place sure lives up to its name PLAYground, this is the worst 21 and up lounge/club i've ever visited, crowd is very young looking, dress code was defintley not enforced, i didnt know hoodys and fitted hats?? and a velvet rope at the door LOL cmon guys, drinks are overpriced, service is horrible, food is ehhhh, and do not come here for the music, i've never heard so much rap in one night, its not a crime to mix up the genres a bit, the bowling alley was cool though,
i defintley will not go back to PLAYground

epstheeps

06/26/2006

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Overall
great customer service

very nice and beautiful I love it so much it is a veryhandsome place to dance hang out meet people nice crowd I really love it

gobra

05/03/2006

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Overall
dont waste your time

Our visit to this very pretentious pool hall was very disappointing,velet ropes in Queens, come on, you don't have a manhattan address. The music was horrendous,the food was average and the service was awful.

nycgirl001

04/06/2006

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Overall
Hottest Lounge in Queens

Ive been here sooooo many times and the place never gets old. There's always something to do- i never went bowling until i played here because i always thought bowling joints were ugly and boring- Play takes bowling and Pool to the next level. The design of the place is off the hook. Also, they have an indoor smoking room which is rare and a retro pacman arcade. Definately worth going to at least once.

cynth363

01/21/2006

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Overall
Inexpensive and fun

My group and I arrived at Play around 9 o'clock and we had no trouble getting in, I was wearing jeans and sneakers along with the other fellas in the group. There is a velvet rope, which led me to believe that a certain dress code was in place but the bouncers said we were fine in our attire. Good music, good food, great drinks. Price for a beer was like $5 and food was like $7. Get there early for better selection of pool tables or any activity. There are only like 3 bowling lanes so the wait will be long. Service was fine and overall the place was pretty good! Also, if you want to play a board game or Uno, be advised that all the games are missing game pieces.

encite

12/29/2005

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Overall
Definitely a place to check out

Going to Queens is a journey, but well worth the trip. I went here when it was a piece of *blank* pool hall. They stepped their game up, renovated as they incorporated a bowling alley and the entire scenery looked more like a club.

But a dress code at a pool hall? thats too much. but if u come in correct you'll have a good time. Suggested with a group rather than a date. but it aint bad that way either.

nyvamp79

05/05/2005

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Overall
PLAY IS THE BEST

I GO THERE WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS EVERY THURSDAY FOR LADIES NIGHT. THEY DEFINITELY HAVE SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC AND THE BEST VIBE. THE WAITRESSES ARE ALWAYS NICE AND FUNNY AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF GUYS TO CHILL WITH. VERY LAID BACK AND CHILL. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE LOOKING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

bbaigorri

03/20/2005

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Overall
great atmosphere - manhattan trendy in queens

I just checked out this place..... it is very cool with a wide selection of things to do. There is also an indoor smoking lounge for those of us who still smoke. Everything is really high tech and new. Definetly worth the trip....

cherey90

11/24/2004

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Overall
Fun to Play at Play

I had a great time when I went to Play. Great atmosphere, cool people. I went with my four other females, but it seemed like it would be a really nice first date spot. It sucks that there is only one bathroom stall so the line tends to be long. Food and drinks are reasonably priced and it tastes good too. There are a lot of things to do there, but you do have to pay for each activity seperately.

charen

06/03/2004

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Overall
Must Experience

There is definitely a good vibe at Play. I went on a Sunday night and the music was jumping and the crowd was flowing. This place has everything you need. Pool, bowling, music, smoke lounge and comfortable couches. I will definitely go again. The apple martini's are the best!