Creek & the Cave

Comedy in Queens

The biggest and best-known of a handful of fringy comedy clubs in the neighborhood, the Creek and the Cave has two stages, a Mexican restaurant (mains $14), a chilled-out backyard and a bar with eight well-maintained pinball machines. With so much fun in one place, it's no surprise it's a kind of clubhouse for young comedy scenesters.

There are multiple shows from 4pm every night – some are free, others charge as little as $5.