42-24 Crescent St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 303-3700
Fax: (718) 303-3800
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 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.
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.
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.
Starting off as a humble shop serving only coffee in 2008, Sweetleaf has grown to become one of the best places for a cuppa and light bites in Long Island City. The place is serious about its coffee, employing talented baristas and offering premium roasts like Stumptown. Accompanying your brews is an extensive choice of baked goodies from cakes and pastries to scones and muffins. There's a choice of heartier lunch specialties as well. The interiors highlight the stellar original features of the historic building and exude a charming old-world vibe. Check website for more.
After a successful run in West Village, this Corner Bistro outlet in Long Island City doesn't fail to impress either. Replicating the original restaurant in almost every aspect, this place too has a great food and drinks menu, with the standout dish being their cheeseburger and Bistro burger. Other items on the menu include a variety of sandwiches and salads, as well as a special menu for kids. They also have a number of beers available on tap and by the bottle.
Domaine Wine Bar is a small bar in Long Island city. It's dim, it's rustic, it's classy and it houses a collection of some of the best wines. The bar also serves a limited food menu and cheese bites happen to be a great companion of their wines! This intimate wine bar is an ideal place for a date or for a long chat with a friend. Check website for details.
Known for their extensive selection of beers and quintessential American fare, Alewife is popular among locals and visitors alike. The bar serves more than 25 beers, which are sourced from several breweries around the nation, and each one of them is unique in taste and character. In addition to beers, they serve an array of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Scrumptious bar eats as well as elaborate preparations like burgers, chicken wings, sandwiches, oysters and more, are served here in generous portions. The place houses a pool table and a large television set, and certain nights at Alewife sees live musical performances too.
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.
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.