in 2007

RaR Bar is a local bar, eatery and art and music venue. It was opened in November of 2007 by me, Tina Stipanovic, with a mission to foster art and creativity in every way.

RaR bar is my playground, a space where I share my ideas, my passions, my favorites. You may spot me in the kitchen cooking up some new recipe, building some new something or other in some corner of the space or simply blending in with the rest of the crowd and enjoying one of our many awesome shows.

Friends or newcomers are hard to distinguish here. If you don't have a friend when you walk in pull up a chair to our horseshoe-shaped bar with no TVs and ease into conversations and friendships. By the time you leave you will have discovered why many of our patrons consider RaR Bar Astoria’s best kept secret.