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Rainbow Playground

Category: Sexclub, Mixed ages , booths, cabins Hours / Entry Fee: Open daily 8 pm to 4 am; Fri - Sat: Open 6 pm / Times and Donation may vary by date or event Directions: Train: R, M to 36th Street before 11 pm. After 11 pm E Local train to 36 Street. The E train "Queens Plaza" and the N, Q train "39 Avenue" are a few blocks away. Ask the staff for directions or any questions when you leave. Driving: Take 59th Street Bridge then take Northern Boulevard or take Triboro Bridge then take first exit.
Submitted: Oct 30 2011 by prbicho7 (Edited 05/01/18)
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4.19/5 based on 84 votes. The median rating is 5.
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Address: 35-12 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
City: Queens
State: New York
ZIP/Postal Code: 11101
Country: United States of America

Also known as RainbowHouse Playground, Rainbow Lounge, Northern Studio, Omega, and possibly other names.

This space is used for regularly scheduled parties by CumUnion with MilkChocolateNYC, also, and possibly others.

Big spacious location with small booths, dark room, and play areas. The guys are usually weight and height proportioned.

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Posted Apr 30 2018:
This continues to be an interesting space unlike many others in the city because it is so large and relatively well maintained.

It is now open every night of the week as there is an exclusive event for people under 40-ish and good shape on Wednesday, when they were formerly closed.

Friday and Saturday are the busiest nights — the space is not open before 6 pm — and men of all colors, shapes, and sizes attend. Obviously the clientele may be a bit different on theme nights, and numbers vary semi-randomly.

It tends to be a little dark. The staff has red lighting in spots and often patrons turn them off or cover them up, so you may have to allow your eyes to adjust a bit while traveling between some of the spaces.

I've consistently had fun there and I am not everyone's cup of tea, so I figure that anyone can do well.

Edited on 05/01/18


Posted Jan 06 2018:
I want to go. Are they open Mondays? I want to find Black nice tops. Oh, also do they you let take or do poppers?

Edited on 01/10/18
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Posted Oct 23 2016:
I like this place — it's an unapologetic gay sex club — something NYC and Queens really needs.

I live close by, so am here usually once a week or so. The crowd varies, but most folks are height/weight proportional. I usually have a good time.

It's fairly spacious with a video lounge, a sling, several private booths, gloryholes, and very dark play areas. A bit too dark for my taste.

The folks who work here are always cordial, and while the place has a grungy warehouse vibe, it's kept relatively clean. Certainly worth a visit.

Edited on 10/27/16


Posted Aug 27 2016:
Went there for the first time on Thursday. It is a nice place with plenty of space to play. They have booths, some dark, some well lit. There are gloryholes. Two bathrooms, very clean, and plenty of condoms and lube, and also hand soap, mouthwash and paper towels.

Some guys told me that Thursday are slow, but for me it was OK. I don't like crowded places.

Also, because it was Thursday people could keep some clothes on — most were in briefs, some with t-shirts — but other days you must be nude.

Entry fee on Thursday is $15. Other days goes from $17 to $20. Opening time is 6 pm.

Edited on 09/07/16


Posted Nov 29 2015:
Just moved to LIC and could walk to this place. Any parties during lunch or afternoons? Married and can only go when wife is at work.

Edited on 12/04/15
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Posted Sep 28 2015:
I've gone a few times, though I think I saw this listed somewhere else under different names (Northern Studio, Rainbow Lounge). I've gone mostly on Thursday and Saturday. There appear to be special events on Monday and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday seem to be non-themed.

It's a nice space, though some parts are very dark. A nice mix of men show up, and I have not seen anyone get into an argument or throw shade, etc.

There are a decent number of rooms, booths, and gloryholes. Additionally, there is a well lit space with a TV and a dark space with seating and a bed-like leather cushioning. I think it was leather; I couldn't actually see it!

They keep the place pretty clean. There is someone there cleaning as people are playing. More places should do this! And they have soap, paper towels, and mouthwash in the bathrooms so that people can keep fresh as well.

Edited on 10/05/15

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Posted Sep 26 2015:
I enjoy this place. The people who run it are very sweet. The crowd is usually beautifully average. As with any place, it can be hit or miss depending on when you go.

I think the main problem is that it's too large. People wander from space to space. But, It rarely reaches critical mass. That's the point where a crowd gathers and all inhibitions go down the tubes. Check it out. Even if you don't play, it's a nice energy to have around you.

Edited on 10/01/15

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Posted Jun 15 2015:
I live near this place and frequent it often. It is such a sexy place filled with so many different types of men. All ages, all types and all sizes. Some nights are busier than others, the weekends especially.

There is a TV room with couches and chairs, there are four booths with gloryholes, eight or nine private rooms with locks on the door and couches or beds. There's also ten booths/cubicles with locks and no beds. Then a dark room with a bed for open sex.

If you like to be naked and walk around showing off, this is the place for you. You may also wear your underwear. I have gotten fucked here so many times. I love to be watched and this place provides me ample places to show off.

Edited on 06/19/15


Posted Jun 08 2015:
I went yesterday after the Queen's Pride Festival, great selection of guys. Clean, huge setting, with lots of dark spots to get into some hot group action. Staff was very friendly. I had my dick drained twice. There was a nice variety of men with no attitudes. Will be going again! Also very conveniently located by M/R trains.

Edited on 06/16/15


Posted Feb 09 2015:
Saturday is the best night. I just want more young Black guys ready for action.

Edited on 02/13/15
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Posted Dec 19 2014:
Hi, the link to the club's website is not available.

Checking their link, I see a functioning web page which currently has no content other than the name of the site. It appears to be registered and in working order, but is waiting for RainbowHouse to update the site with their information. If you visit, perhaps you can ask them about it. ~ Editor

Edited on 12/29/14


1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Posted Nov 30 2014:
I checked out this place last night with several reservations. I've never ran into anyone that has gone to this place and based on the online reviews, I got the feeling it would be dead or just packed with more of what I would find at the Fair.

I was really happy that I went as there was a nice selection of guys. The median age must have been thirty-five. All kinds of body types, mostly average which made walking around in underwear a lot easier. Most guys walked around in their underwear, only saw a couple guys clothed or with t-shirts. Not surprisingly, the muscle guys were the most unapproachable ones in the place and did not seem to get into the spirit of things.

The place is set up like a huge maze with lots of dark spots to get lost in and mess around. Most of the action happened in the big dark areas with hands groping as you walked past.

I got off with two exquisite Asian guys. The first one ate my load and the second one, while not very hung had such a beautiful body that I was not above servicing him.

My favourite though was a Greek guy that I was cruising all night long and we kept making eyes at each other. I was about to give up but gave it one more chance and ended up in a hot four-way with him before I left. He drained whatever was left in my cock and with that I left.

Overall the staff was really pleasant, most of the guys were there to have sex, and the selection of men was varied. It's worth the $20!

Edited on 12/04/14

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Posted Oct 27 2014:
Been several times. Good mix of people. The place is clean and there are places to clean up after playing. Have always dumped multiple loads.

I've never stayed till closing, does anyone know how late it is open? What time do they stop letting people in? I was going to stop by last Saturday night after being out, but is was around midnight and I didn't know if I could get in or how long they would be open.

Edited on 10/31/14


Posted Sep 06 2014:
Any reviews from actual customers? All these seem to be posted by the manager of this place which is not a good sign.

If it helps, I can tell that the reviews come from different IP addresses. Of course, that does not verify the identity of the reviewer. ~ Editor

Edited on 09/09/14

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Posted Aug 26 2014:
I went there for the first time Saturday a few weeks ago and had a great time. Nice mixed crowd. The loft is big and clean. I don't mind taking the train from Manhattan. I'm going back this Saturday.

Edited on 09/02/14

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Posted Jul 24 2014:
Amazing place, so near the subway. Easy to get to. Check in was easy, staff was great. I dropped my debit card, forgot it was in my pocket while stripping down and got it back when I checked out. It helped I used my real first name as I signed for the locker.

Funny to see group scenes going on just outside of an empty section of booths. A number of twinks lined up on the main hall of booths, not sure if they where there to fuck or posing all night with attitude. The fuck room was a little nasty as the vinyl bed is covered all night in sweat. But there is a large sink where you can stand and wash yourself from your dick up. Very helpful if you're getting your pig on. Two clean bathrooms, too. Lounge is a good place to either crash or get some group fun. It's well lit if you like putting on a show.

For bears like me there was a lot of action. At first as I walked around I saw all the twinks and I thought I was not going to get action. Now I can't relate it all without a writing a dozen or so paragraphs.

Edited on 07/29/14


1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Posted Mar 28 2014:
It's easy to find once you get off the train. It is in the middle of the block between 35th Street and 36th Street, a small door next to the sign store, on the second floor. You won't find it in Google Street View. Basically take the R train to 36th Street.

It's clothing optional and they have free lockers if you want to take something off. It's $20, not $22. If you come early it is only $17. Open Thursday to Sunday only, after 8 pm.

Edited on 04/04/14


Posted Oct 09 2013:
Anyone know how to find this place? I looked on street view and I can't see it.

Edited on 10/15/13


Posted Oct 06 2013:
I'm wondering about the dress code in this place. I can't see anywhere if you have to check your clothes in a locker and walk around in shoes/underwear, or if people are in street clothes cruising around. Can someone give us that info? Thanks.

Edited on 10/11/13
Alan joseph


Posted Sep 10 2013:
So funny I can spot targeted reviews from a million miles away! These neg reviews below were written by the same guy writing the same thing in other sites and in his site. A crazy malicious control freak who does his own parties in Manhattan and runs his own site. He wants to keep everybody from going to this place in Queens and instead to go his place in Manhattan.

Edited on 09/17/13


Posted Sep 07 2013:
Well maybe this spot is not your cup of tea, but I go to this place every now and then and it always has a nice crowd and many regulars. Fridays and Saturdays are always pretty full of people and it offers a good price!

Edited on 09/13/13


Posted Aug 17 2013:
These "reviews" are written by the owners of this busted joint. I've been twice and it is a total waste of time and money.

Edited on 09/03/13
Miguels espinal


Posted Aug 06 2013:
Thursdays are getting pretty good here! It's a good price, Thursdays $13 from 6 pm to 3 am. Had a great time last Thursday after work! Cruising around I saw some young Latinos, two hot black dudes and some Asians and whites. I came twice! Nice space too!

Edited on 08/13/13
Martin Santiago


Posted Jul 29 2013:
They open Thursdays too ,even though is not listed here. Thursdays they charge $13, 6 pm to 2 am. I visited last Thursday, got busy after 8 pm.

Thanks for the tip. I removed the days/hours from the main section of this listing since I don't have definitive information. If only their web site was able to show us more about the place. ~ Editor

Edited on 08/07/13
Albert lebron


Posted Jul 16 2013:
This spot is hot! lots of goodlooking guys. Better then most places I've been to in many ways.

Edited on 07/25/13
Adrian J


Posted Jul 10 2013:
I like this club! Many guests on Friday after 10 pm, many goodlooking and hot guys. I found the spot to be pretty big and the private rooms were very nice.

Edited on 07/17/13


Posted Jul 08 2013:
I was here this past weekend on Friday. Great time! Many attractive guys, all types and races, most in their 30's and 40's and many were in good shape. I've been going regularly for the past year and always have a good time! They run the place very well.

Edited on 07/15/13


Posted Jun 26 2013:
Went here two weeks ago it was packed but with most older men, had to be no one younger than 50. I got some head from one of the staff workers and kept getting followed around by a big guy who wouldn't take no for an answer. It got boring after a while because nobody wants you to watch them fuck as if they're not in a public sex place. Oh yeah and be careful, the staff tried to steal my phone and you can't bring your phone in with you. My best advice is to leave it home.

Edited on 07/01/13


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Posted Jun 13 2013:
Located between 35 St and 36 St but is at the beginning of 35 St Northern Boulevard. Has a small glass door with a big potted tree in front of it, no number or sign on door, second floor. Take R or M train to 36 St Northern Boulevard.

Edited on 06/19/13


Posted May 22 2013:
I heard that the dark room is now gone (well, lit up). Bummer as that was the whole appeal of the place. Website is down, too

Edited on 05/28/13

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Posted Mar 02 2013:
Does anyone know where exactly this place is? Went looking for this place but can't seem to find it. Stores near by? Any signs? Hours of operation? Been looking for this place but can't find it.

Edited on 03/06/13

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Posted Feb 08 2013:
What a hot place. Went last Sunday night, Superbowl Sunday, around 9 pm. I was there with maybe 10-15 other men. After a short time, I was in the dark room towards the back and was soon on my knees with a group of men with hard cocks wanting to be sucked. Afterwards I went into the main lighted room and the two cute twinks were still sucking each other off on the couch. Later back in the dark room again I was part of a circle suck, me on my knees with cocks in my face.

Men there ranged from late twenties up to older like myself (I'm 54) mostly in their 30's/40's. Some hwp, others heavy in the middle like myself, and very little attitude. It was laid back.

Can't wait to return this weekend!

Edited on 02/15/13


Posted Aug 30 2012:
Wow! This location is hot on Friday nights, jamming with people and so much action!

Edited on 09/06/12
Alexander J


Posted Jul 24 2012:
Went for the first time this past Sunday and had a lot of fun. I saw quite few hot Latino young guys and many good looking guys 30 to 50. The space was nice and clean. I was very impressed.

Edited on 07/30/12


Posted Jul 21 2012:
I went this past Friday and I love it! I'm definitely a new fan. The place was packed and there were a lot of attractive guys to choose from. Definitely worth it! Will go back again soon.

Edited on 07/26/12


Posted May 26 2012:
Had not been back to the place in almost a year and the same folks are still hanging around. It was a sad experience and most certainly not worth 20 bucks!

Edited on 05/29/12


Posted May 15 2012:
This place is getting hot Friday and Saturday.

Edited on 05/20/12


Posted Mar 28 2012:
According to an email I just received from Rainbow Center, this place was never closed down. It is open and operating 4 nights per week.

Edited on 03/29/12


Posted Feb 03 2012:
Subject: Was havin' fun Heads Up!
Was having fun with some hot men and then the cops came, shut it down, and we all had to leave. I hope they get their paperwork in check so they can re-open.

Edited on 02/08/12


Posted Jan 01 2012:
Like all places, hit and miss. Not the best party in NYC but has less attitude and costs less. Best if you live in Queens.

Edited on 01/02/12

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Also known as RainbowHouse Playground, Rainbow Lounge, Northern Studio, Omega, and possibly other names.

This space is used for regularly scheduled parties by CumUnion with MilkChocolateNYC, also, and possibly others.

Big spacious location with small booths, dark room, and play areas. The guys are usually weight and height proportioned.

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