53-05 Queens Blvd
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 205-1400
Fax: (718) 205-1411
Bars & Cafes
Donovan’s Pub serves some amazing burgers and high spirits. Located in the Queens borough of NYC, this little place is renowned among foodies and alcohol lovers alike. A child friendly place, Donovan’s has its classic share of burgers, that everyone seems to love. The Donovan, the H Factor, the Santo and the Sebastian are some of the signature burgers that all their customers keep going back to. With a simple and friendly ambiance, this pub is is one of those places, which is perfect for a weekend hangout, or a family lunch.
A Sunnyside fixture for over two decades, Sidetracks has managed to combine the feeling of a neighborhood bar with the classy decour of a hip restaurant/lounge. Sidetracks offers daily happy hour and sports game specials as well as a 60-person party room available for rent.
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.
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. Sporting events get the big screen treatment with the 160 foot outdoor screen.
Tacuba Cantina Mexicana is a dream of veteran chefs Julian Medina, Louis Skibar and Brian Sobhan to serve authentic Latin cuisine to their visitors. This restaurant is known to offer some of the best Mexican and Cuban dishes. Apart from the delicious menu, Tacuba Cantina Mexicana offers an impressive collection of tequilas and spirits. Dining here is more of an experience due to the decor and ambiance complementing the cuisine served here. The friendly staff and efficient service is sure to make you come back here for more.
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.
The Queens Kickshaw has bare brick walls and a counter stocked with breads and cheeses. The long opening hours make it a popular joint in Astoria for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It is especially frequented by busy professionals who desire dishes with home-cooked flavors. Patrons can sip globe-spanning ciders such as Oliver’s Gold Rush and L'Hermitière Poiré De Normandie, cider cocktails like Agua de Astoria, ales like North Coast Red Seal and flavorful coffee with latte art. The morning menus feature Curried Pumpkin Seeds and Ranchers' Eggs, while guests can enjoy Ricotta Gnocchi and Summer Pot Pie for dinner. This restaurant regularly hosts concerts in musical genres like Jazz, American Samba, Groove, Funk and Bluegrass; check the website for the detailed schedule.
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.
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.
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.
DiWine bar and restaurant is well located featuring pleasant wooden decor, an outdoor patio and reasonable prices. A popular weekend brunch spot as well as late night or after hours watering hole, its a good place for a casual evening out with friends. Live music on the weekends makes for a lively, laid back spot for a round of drinks and entertainment while brunching, the menu is largely centered on small plates perfect to share, as well as soups, salads, appetizers and mains. With a good choice of beers, wines and house special cocktails, there is something to suit a variety of palates. For reservations, call ahead.
Enjoy authentic German beer and meals with family or friends at Max Bratwurst und Bier! They are known for their imported beer especially Weihenstephaner Kristallweizen which is a German wheat beer with a strong and distinct flavor. To go with your beer, you can also call for bratwurst or the homemade schnitzel which enhances the overall German experience. On game nights, you can enjoy matches with equally enthusiastic strangers!