Libations For The Fourth… Or Fifth, Or Sixth…

With the Fourth of July in our sights, we thought we’d start looking for some interesting fresh and fruity libations for the nation. But you can start practicing before the Fourth. If it’s too much bother in the heat, bring these cool recipes to your friendly neighborhood bartender and see if they’re game! 

The Astor Room

Hollywood film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures, Adolph Zukor, built The Astor Room as the commissary for Kaufman Astoria Studios in 1920. In its heyday, it was a welcome retreat for stars of the Roaring ’20s, like Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton and John Barrymore – between scenes, or before heading into the city for a night on the town.

Locked: A Real-Life Adventure

Locked Escape Rooms NYC, located at 22-56 31st Street, is a real-life escape game. It is a one-ofa kind experience for you and your friends. Get a group of friends together and try to escape the room within 60 minutes using clues, your imagination and the power of your mind.

Tunes & Taverns

When you walk into Sweet Afton, at 30-09 34th St., a few things are immediately striking. The trendy brick-and-beam interior warms you from head to toe as you step in; from the long bar to cozily lit high-tops, back tables and booths with rich brown leather upholstery. 

Destined To Become Your Fave Hangouts

Queens has always been a place of emerging foods and restaurants—and Astoria is no exception to this. Living in Astoria is a blessing and a curse: when the streets are lined with great places to grab food and beverages, it’s difficult to make up your mind and choose a place to dine out. So we chose some ideal spots for great eats and drinks to suit your mood. 

Queens’ Small Batch Breweries

Queens is a borough of rich cultural diversity that encompasses cultures from all over the world. These various cultures have all made contributions, some of which can be found in the local breweries that are scattered throughout Queens. Although there may not be many breweries in Queens you can be sure that you will be drinking quality beer. 

2 Breweries in the Heart of Astoria

Bridge & Tunnel, the first true garage-based, nano-brewing company in New York City, started in the heart of Astoria. It is owned by Rich and Lisa Castagna. In 2015 this small brewery expanded from nano-status to a micro brewery. 

Have A Super Super Bowl!

If you don’t want to spend your Super Bowl in the house this year, or at some stranger’s party, consider heading out into the neighborhood for a Super Bowl 51 extravaganza! Leave the cooking and the cleaning for another day, and step into one of Astoria’s most well-loved institutions for food, fun, and fantastic drink specials, all while watching the game of the year.

Tunes & Taverns

We just can’t get enough of The Strand Smokehouse here in Astoria, and who can blame us! If you haven’t been to The Strand yet, you must go (25-27 Broadway in Astoria). The Smokehouse is the perfect mix of BBQ comfort food and drinks, and they always have amazing live music. They serve delicious BBQ all day long, as well as your favorite drinks – in mason jars.

Ring In 2017 Right!

Weren’t invited to some hot-shot, exclusive New Year’s Eve party this year? Still looking for something celebratory to do up New Year’s Eve right? Set the tone for a HAPPY New Year, as opposed to alone, watching the ball drop on your TV and drinking $10 champagne. Never fear; we are here for you, so that you can ring in the New Year cheerily.