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Apr 27, 2015

Diamond Dogs Bar to Open in Early May 2015

We’ve heard from John Elezovic, one of the owners of Diamond Dogs (which we reported on almost exactly a year ago today), who informs us that they should be open next week! If (…)

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The neighborhood where Diamond Dogs will set up shop.

We’ve heard from John Elezovic, one of the owners of Diamond Dogs (which we reported on almost exactly a year ago today), who informs us that they should be open next week! If they can get things in order, they might spring open the door at end of this week, but he’s pretty confident that next week they’ll be open for business. Diamond Dogs is a new bar opening on 31st Avenue.

I’ve been following John’s Instagram feed, and he’s been posting a little more about the bar lately. Here are a few photos from his feed:

Y’all ain’t ready. #diamonddogs #astoria #barlife #beer #soon #barf #sex #vomit #tits @diamonddogsnyc

A photo posted by John Elezovic (@el0lzovic) on

We really out here bruh. #diamonddogs #backyardgame3hunna #astoria #craftbeer #beer #booze #sex #barf #comingthisMay

A photo posted by John Elezovic (@el0lzovic) on

Making the final push. I have the worst handwriting. #diamonddogs #Astoria #beer #craftbeer #weoutchea

A photo posted by John Elezovic (@el0lzovic) on

As you can see there are exposed brick walls, and a nice space outside with picnic tables. John gave an interview to Idlewild magazine some months back—here’s a choice tidbit:

What about the bar do you think locals will most look forward to?

John: We feel there is a desire in Astoria for a place that doesn’t just throw on Top 40 and shove a drink in front of you. I’ve constructed just about any playlist you can think of, from afrobeat to rockabilly to punk. We want to have a bit of teeth without being pretentious. We want someone who loves craft beer to come in, as well as someone who’s tired after work to get a Schaefer’s and a shot and not leave broke.

Diamond Dogs will be located at 34-04 31st Avenue, near the “nexus of food” (as I like to call it) in Astoria – that intersection of 31st Ave and 34th Street. Neighbors include so many great restaurants, including Il Bambino, Pachanga Patterson, Bareburger, Enthaice, Djerdan, Vite, and Brick Cafe.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

3 Comments

G Knight

I think the “pretentious train” has already left the station with the really offensive and inexplicable hashtags.

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J

Great! This will fill the hole left by The Brick’s conversion to an amateur TGI Fridays.

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