Sigh. What to do on a rainy day in the Rockaways?

For both residents and visitors alike, The Rockaways are all about the beach. Although a rainy day in surf-town can feel like a total waste of time, The Rockaways are full of hidden gems of places to kill time until the rain dissipates.

From Rockaway Roasters ( ) to Cuisine by Claudette (, The Rockaways boast many cozy coffee spots, which are great places to hunker down and surf the internet until you can get back to actual surfing.

End of the A ( is unique boutique-cafe that’s full of hip fashion offerings - they have a store front on Beach 129th, as well as a mobile truck that moves around the peninsula.

Craving a slice? According to our poll, Last Dragon Pizza ( is the best slice in town, with Whit’s End and Elegante Pizza ( ) taking close second.

Looking for a fun night out? Rain or shine, Bungalow Bar on Beach 92nd street ( ) is hands-down the best place to spend an evening. Other local favorite nightlife spots include Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden ( , Thai Rock ( ) and Pico (

Love craft beer? Take a visit to Rockaway Brewery Co ( ) on Beach 72nd! In the summer, they’ll be serving up pints and spinning vintage vinyl 7 days a week.

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