The High Tide's CURATED Guide to the Rockaways

OUR FAVORITE BARS, RESTAURANTS, ACTIVITIES, AND MORE..

FOOD & DRINK

RBQ

Head downstairs to RBQ’s for amazing BBQ food and a great bar scene

BEACH 97TH STREET CONCESSION

Located on the boardwalk, 1 block from the High Tide is the Beach 97th Street Concessions with a ton of great options including lobster rolls, BBQ, burritos, ceviche, ice pops, a bar, and more


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ROCKAWAY BEACH SURF CLUB

Perfect spot to grab a drink with friends and enjoy the best fish tacos

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WHIT’S END

Known for their amazing pizza and fresh fish, check out Whit’s End located around the corner on Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 97th Street


BUNGALOW BAR

Located along the bay, Bungalow Bar is a Rockaway staple with amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere

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EPSTEIN’S BEACH

“… welcoming locals and visitors with a smile, a cold drink, and a steady flow of exciting shows from local artists and bands.”


ROCKAWAY ROASTERS

Local gourmet coffee shop and organic juice bar

UNLCE LOUIE G

Cool off with Italian ices and ice cream at Uncle Louie G’s.  The best ice cream in Rockaways with a backyard that opens up to a beach inspired, sand filled oasis


CONNOLLY’S

If you’re looking to experience the Rockaway Nightlife like a local, swing by Connolly’s.  Try their frozen Pina Colada or Vodka Pink Lemonade – often voted as one of the best frozen drinks in NY, as well as the country

PICO

Cool, contemporary Mexican kitchen offering classic street food, creative cocktails, and many tequilas


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ROCKAWAY BEACH BAKERY

Check out Rockaway Beach Bakery for delicious breads, scones, dainishes and more

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THE WHARF

Head to the Wharf for a drink, and watch the  sunset on the bay


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THE ROCK WINE AND BEER BAR

Wine, beer, and international tapas bar with settings of hip NYC but Rockaway elements that highlight the space

 
 

Surf


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BOARDERS SURF SHOP

Rent a surf board from Boarder’s, located 6 blocks from the High Tide on Beach 92nd Street 

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LOCALS SURF SCHOOL

Schedule a private or group surf lesson and take advantage of Rockaway’s great waves


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STATION RBNY

Surf, Skate, and Standup Paddle Board shop on Rockaway Beach Blvd between Beach 91st and Beach 92nd Streets

 
 

Activities


ROCKAWAY JET SKI

Rent jet skis, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks

LIME BIKE

Another bike sharing option available in the Rockaways.  Download the App for more info


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PACE BIKE RENTALS

New bike sharing program Pace is officially live in the Rockaways.  Download the app, grab a bike, and go for a ride down the Boardwalk

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MARINA 59

Head to Marina 59 and rent a skiff for the day


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JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE

Head over the bridge and explore the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  Enjoy the walking trails, watch the birds, and take in the magnificent views of the city

SAILROCKAWAY

Whether it’s a sunset sail, an island hop, or docking at a waterside restaurant, Sailrockaway has you covered


BEACH 88TH STREET KAYAK LAUNCH

Free kayak rental at Beach 88th Street.  Be sure to book your paddle on their website

 
 

Beach Chair Rental & Luggage Storage


BEACH CHAIR AND UMBRELLA RENTALS

Visit the link for a discount on beach chair and umbrella rentals.  Beach Tripper will meet you at the beach for convenient pick-up and returns

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Click the link for a nearby luggage storage option, 1 block from The High Tide.  Make sure to book on the website first before heading over to the luggage drop off location