38-71 13th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 880-3855
Fax: (718) 880-3854
Bars & Cafes
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 Centraal lies at the heart of the neighborhood and is an embodiment of its soul. The pub is a warm and friendly place where all are welcomed with a genuine smile. The decor is composed of sustainable materials and re-purposed pieces that give this place a charm of its own. A focus on locally-sourced, seasonal produce is evident in every aspect of the menu, right from the beer, cocktail and wine selection which changes with the seasons, to the food menu which features contemporary comfort foods prepared using ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Bar, restaurant and meeting place rolled into one, Dutch Kills Centraal is the perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones.
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.
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.
Snowdonia is housed in a brick laden building in the center of Astoria and has garnered fame as a Trappist gastro pub. The dark wood bar offers a wide range of craft beers on tap and also choice of cocktails. Chicken wings, hummus fries, burgers, oysters with a side of salad or brussel sprouts are popular food choices. Brunch and dinner are the services offered and ask for the daily specials to get surprised along with fresh seafood in summer.
Walking into LIC Bar feels like stepping back a century, where one might tell the barkeep to leave the bottle. Located in its namesake, Long Island City, LIC bar is a great local establishment ensconced in brick and full of old wood and tin on the inside. Ideal for a casual conversation, LIC Bar is much cheaper than Manhattan. It's out of the way, but worth a visit. In the summer there's a lively patio scene, and it serves as an ideal post PS1 joint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daly's Pub is everything you would expect an Irish pub to be and more. Unlike the many watering holes attempting to pay homage to the legendary pubs of yore, Daly's boasts a vibe that is genuine, familiar and full of life, much like the old-school pubs it tries to emulate. Themed nights like Wednesday Darts and Trivia Tuesdays draw in a loyal crowd of patrons, although the lusty libations served on Bloody Sundays are by far the most popular draws. The lack of a food menu unfortunately forces hungry patrons to look for sustenance elsewhere, yet don't let this deter you from stopping by to sample one of their legendary Bloody Mary inspired cocktails, or even a pint of Guinness. Keep an eye on their facebook page for updates on the latest happenings and live music schedules.
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.