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We're excited to announce an evening of dinner and discussion with Astoria Bookshop as the launch of our Books & Bites series. We will be basing the evening around Eat This Poem by Nicole Gulotta, featuring a three-course, one-night-only tasting menu. Seating is limited so grab your tickets now, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!

Eat This Poem opens us up to the fresh ways of accessing poetry and lends new meaning to the foods we cook. The twenty-five inspiring poems in this book--from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Gluck, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield--are accompanied by seventy-five recipes that bring the richness of words to life in our kitchen, on our plate, and through our palate.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite! Each ticket entitles you to a copy of Eat This Poem, a three-course tasting menu and a glass of beer or wine.

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Event address: 

30-01 35th ave

Astoria, NY 11106

Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry (Paperback)

By Nicole Gulotta    

ISBN: 9781611804010

Availability: Astoria Bookshop   $18.95

Published: Roost Books - March 21st, 2017

Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/books-bites-tickets-32642786453





RaRe Film Series

Curated by internationally acclaimed writer/director Keith Bearden, we are beginning our winter/spring RaRe Film Series of rarely screened feature films and shorts. Don’t miss this opportunity to see amazing cinema from around the world, many making their NYC screen debuts. All this for $5 suggested donation and $1 house-popped Mexican popcorn.

Jan 15 - Crime Wave (1985) Writer/Director: John Paizs

Ultra-rare and totally bonkers Canadian meta-movie about a writer trying to produce the perfect crime story. Imagine David Lynch directing a Zucker Brothers comedy. Unreleased in the USA.

Jan 29 - Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) Writer/Director: Andy Milligan

No-budget Times Square sleaze auteur Andy Milligan’s accidental masterpiece of early 70s hustlers and deadbeats, from a man who knew it well. Forget 70s NYC nostalgia--Fleshpot is so real it hurts.

Proceeded by Stefan Nadelman's Terminal Bar (2002), a short documentary about one of Times Square's most notorious pre-Giuliani dive bars.


Feb 12 - Songs From the Second Floor (2000) Writer/Director: Roy Andersson

Apocalyptic tragicomedy from Sweden’s master of the ultra-deadpan. 

Proceeded by World of Glory (1991), rarely-screened short film by the director.


Feb 26 - Playing with Fire (1975) Writer/Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet

Sexy surrealism from the writer of Last Year at Marianbad.

Proceeded by La vie d’un Chien (2005), John Harden's fake French sci-fi comedy.


March 5 - Club Sandwich (2013) Writer/Director: Fernando Eimbcke

Mommy issues threaten to derail a young man’s summer romance.

Proceeded by Bruno (2007) by NYC’s own Sam Goetz.


March 19 - Soft for Digging (2001) Writer/Director: JT Petty

Chilling understated art-house horror from Brooklyn director JT Petty.

Proceeded by The Giant (2012) by local filmmaker David Raboy.

April 2 - The Taste of Tea (2004) Writer/Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Psychedelic take on the dreams, hopes and fears of one small-town Japanese family.

Proceeded by City Paradise (2004), animated short film by Gaelle Denis.


April 16 - Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) Writer/Director: Tom Schiller

The weirdest film Bill Murray’s ever done. A smash at Cannes, financed and then abandoned by Warner Brothers.

Proceeded by BAFTA-winning The Eagleman Stag (2011) by Mikey Please.


April 30 - Melody (1971) Director: Warris Hussein

Lovely film about two UK pre-teens who decide to get married and become terrorists when they are not allowed.

Proceeded by The Raftman’s Razor (2004) by Keith Bearden


Live Music 

For booking and scheduling info click here: 


For booking e-mail Tina at rarbarlic@gmail.com

Current Roster:                           

3/30 - 9pm: MAKAR



4/6 - 9pm: Nate Gowtham



4/13 - 9pm: Hiro Suzuki Band

4/20 - Jon Menges Jazz Trio

4/22- 9pm: Walker Adams Project












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More info: http://rarbarlic.com/rarbar/press.html

We are open daytime during the week!

Come by RaR bar for breakfast or lunch starting at 11 am every Monday through Friday,

coffee by Native Roasters of Astoria and French Press or Espresso from Oslo Coffee of Brooklyn.

Happy hour that starts at 1pm with some of the best deals in town (read below)

We offer free wifi


Are you a savvy instagramers? Have you participated in our contest yet?

Give us your best lunch or brunch shots tagged with ‪#‎rarbarlic‬ or ‪#‎tinasrarbar‬ and we'll repost our favorites every week! The ones with the most ❤️  wins a free brunch! One a month! First fave went to @laurasandman! Will next week be your picture?

Find us on Instagram @tinasrarbar (link on our homepage)

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Email rarbarlic@gmail.com for more information




Our brunches are hot!!!

Get a free brunch cocktail with every entree and enjoy some of the most delectable dishes in town!



Happy Hour

tue-fri 1pm-7pm: $5 house wines, $4 beer cans & $2 off all drafts

$3 tacos, $3 sliders, $5 fries, $5 artichoke hearts

monday: ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR starting at 1pm



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Celebrate your birthday at R'a'Rbar
bring 10 or more friends for your birthday and receive a complimentary champagne toast for all
Every night is couples night:
order a bottle of wine & get complimentary dessert
(we don't judge, couples means 2 people including platonic)
Take 20% OFF any bottle of wine








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