GRAND OPENING! Bad Old Days Bar in Ridgewood!

The Bad Old Days bar is finally open in Ridgewood! Yay!! It opened last Saturday to a ton of locals. The owners Rina and Sonja were bartenders for over a decade around the area including Queens Tavern on Fresh Pond Road. Opening a bar has been a longtime goal for both of them. Rina is from upstate New York and Sonja is from the Mid-West.


It was a “labor of love” to open it within their favorite neighborhood. Their dream was to have a bar that had an importance on friendly conversation, a place for book-lovers, as well as “superb drinks, gourmet low-fi delectables”. I can’t wait to try their food!

They also have an amazing growing library and a movie screen. They have retro bookshelves that surround lounge seating, a fake fireplace, and old-school televisions. They even have board games you can play with other friends or strangers. If you have any books to donate, don’t hesitate to bring them over to the bar.

This place is definitely fun, cozy, and deserves to be in this neighborhood. I hope you will welcome them here as much as I did. Their hard work has definitely paid off.

Where is it? Details are below! It is definitely easy to spot the bar. They have a beautiful art nouveau lamp outside that shines at night.


Address: 1684 Woodbine St, Queens, NY 11385
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