30-03 40th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 391-0202
Fax: (718) 391-0222
30-03 40th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, US, 11101
- Phone: (718) 391-0202
- Fax: (718) 391-0222
Bars & Cafes
Irish Rover is a neighborhood bar situated in the middle of Astoria. From the outside, Irish Rover looks more like a house than a bar, but once you enter you know what you’re in for. It’s an excellent place to see the natives and catch a game. Weekends bring local band talent and other nights offer different distractions. There’s usually a good buy-back policy put in place by the fairly efficient bar crew. The locals get a little rowdy on the weekends, but it tends to stay within socially acceptable limits. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a visit.
The Baroness is located close to the Queensboro Bridge and is a fun bar with fancy wines and craft beers. To go along with the drinks is a collection of cheeses from around the world. There is also a selection of flatbreads and Charcuterie. And they are also known to open their champagnes with swords and they also teach the skills to their patrons!
Dutch Kills has the air of an old-world speakeasy with its long, narrow, dark wood-paneled bar, antique cash register and sawdust-covered back room lounge (which is equipped with a piano and hosts a live jazz band). This old world theme extends to the staff's uniforms, as well as the bartenders of Dutch Kills, who are in outfits that have suspenders and bow ties. These elements of dress which were once popular in ages past. The drinks menu at Dutch Kills is quite limited but contains gems like the Steinway Punch, the Astoria Cocktail, and the Flushing Cocktail all of which are amusingly christened after areas in the New York borough of Queens where the bar is located.
Offering its patrons a German beer-garden like feel, The Garden @ Studio Square NYC is a laid-back hub for beer-lovers. Located at the enormous Studio Square NYC complex, this bar come eatery is wildly popular for its unending list of beers and its lip-smacking offering from the kitchen. Come here with friends, after work or over the weekend and you’ll surely have a ball of a time. One can also rent out the space for private functions and events. Visit the website for further details.
Located along the Long Island City-Astoria border, Studio Square is an extremely large space offering a wide range of craft beers and more. S2 tries to update the concept of a German beer garden, and generally succeeds. Food from the grill includes burgers; plus, there’s a sushi menu for those looking for a more upscale taste. Studio Square is a well-planned beer garden to visit in the warm months. It’s ideal for celebrations with large groups of friends.
Sunswick was Astoria's name before it was called Astoria, and an obscure reference for a neighborhood bar. This bar is surprisingly Astoria's best for those looking for a wide variety of beers, pub food and sporting events. The outside facade is not impressive, but once inside there are large TVs for entertainment and lots of brews on tap. The.crowd is mellow with lots of regular young locals. The burgers and other sandwiches are great and come with waffle fries. Live music and comedy are offered occasionally, so stop by when in Astoria.
Located behind Kaufman-Astoria Studios, Café Bar is anything but lame, despite the generic name. It is by far the coolest place in the area. A great melange of colorful art and mix-matched furniture make every table a unique experience. The food is fresh and well-prepared. The veggie burger is amazing, even if you're carnivorous. It's nice for a weekend brunch or a date and perfect if you are the mood to lounge. Plus since it's right behind where they film Sesame Street, you might catch Big Bird sipping an after work drink. That is, if all those colors haven't gone to your head.
Fresh on the Astoria scene comes Gleason’s Bar, whose sign claims established in 2008, although it didn’t open its doors until 2009. Hmm But all is forgiven because Gleason’s delivers as a neighborhood bar that welcomes all with friendly service. With retractable glass doors in the front, the red-wooded interior feels airy. Sporting events are shown on ample televisions, and a big jukebox plays a range of hits. The overpriced food could be better, but give Gleason’s a POW right in the kisser, and hope that it improves with age, depending on what year you think it opened.
If you're looking to play a cozy game of pool but want to skip the dive atmosphere of a scuzzy local pub, a night at Break Bar & Billiards' sleek, high-energy lounge is guaranteed to satisfy. Opt either one of their killer house cocktails or for a round of pool at one of their many tables that you can play free before 9p. At Break, it's all about good drinking in a good atmosphere. They host private events as well. If you're a serious shooter, you can join their pool league. Or you can just calmly sink into one of their plush, comfortable couches dazed and staring at their neon bar.
An absolute neighborhood favorite, this place has it all. For delicious meals, live entertainment, a romantic date or a great game night, this place is perfect. You may want to try the goulash, grilled octopus, veal gnocci, wild mushroom risotto, Krapanj style orzotto and this is not the end of the list. The bar mixes are a creatively unique collection of exquisite drinks and do not miss the Croatian wines. Catch up with your friends and enjoy a fun night watching some of your favorite games live, or get entertained with the live jazz. They also offer their banquets and catering services to host your special events. Call ahead for more information.
Canela Lounge, the hip Queens bar is something to check out if you're into live DJ spinning, themed nights and drink specials. The self-proclaimed 'best cocktail' bar mainly caters to the hip-hop and R&B loving crowd, but that's not to say that you wont hear any of the famous drunken American clichés on Karaoke night. The whole place has a sexy vibe to it, and the people at the door expect patrons to dress the part. So ladies, get out your Manolos, and gents should save the sweat gear and sneakers for the gym. Canela always has a drinks special on offer, however, sometimes they tend to be a bit watered down. So plan on drinking plenty or paying full price for something a little bit more worthwhile. Sometimes a cover, but if you get there early enough you can scrap it at the door.
Typical of a neighborhood bar, the Raven’s Head Public House is located in the charming area of Astoria. A casual and laid back ambiance, coupled with a happening crowd make this place a perfect choice to spend weekends. Famous as a karaoke bar, the Raven’s Head hosts a number of events, to keeps its customers entertained and busy. Happy Hour on drinks and awesome pub bites make this place even more tempting to the youngsters. Shepherds Pie, Spicy Fried Calamari, Homemade Black Bean Burger and Irish Blat are some of the delectable dishes that customers keep going back for. The bar is also available on rent for private parties, luncheons or formal dinners. See their website for further details.