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Oct 07, 2015

Tell Us: What’s the Best Bar in Queens?

Time Out New York wants to know: what’s the best bar in Queens? Their Time Out New York Bar Awards ask readers of every borough to select the best drinking establishment in (…)

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Time Out New York wants to know: what’s the best bar in Queens? Their Time Out New York Bar Awards ask readers of every borough to select the best drinking establishment in their neighborhood based on hundreds of nominations. Make your voice heard by voting here before October 13!

Six of the seven Queens potentials are in either Astoria or Long Island City: The Bonnie, Judy & Punch, Alewife, Dutch Kills, Oliver’s, and LIC Bar. (All great options!) That got us thinking: if we had to pick our very favorite bar, who would we each select? This is a very difficult decision, but here’s what we each came up with:

 

Lindsay: Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

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Summertime at the beer garden can’t be beat.

“The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is perfect for almost every occasion: group outings, impressing out-of-towners, eating outside, and a casual beer with neighborhood friends. To me, there’s no place that feels more authentically old-school Astoria, and no place I’d rather enjoy a few drinks!”

Bohemian Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave.) | (718) 274-4925)

bohemianhall.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Emily M: Judy & Punch

Via Juan M.

What a colorful welcome! Photo Via Juan M.

“I love how low-key and friendly the bartenders are at Judy and Punch. I also love the good cider selection, and the juke box where you can choose your own songs (and space to dance in the back!)”

Judy & Punch (34-08 30th Ave. | (718) 626-3101)

judyandpunch.com | Facebook | Twitter

 

Mackenzi: Mar’s

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What’ll it be?

“I know, I know, it’s so much more than a bar, but Mar’s is my go-to spot to have casual drinks with friends and fancy get-business-done networking drinks. Their atmosphere can’t be beat and the food quality and outdoor seating are a major plus.”

Mar’s (34-21 34th Ave. (718-685-2480)

lifeatmars.comFacebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Emily R: R’A’R Bar (Rest-Au-Rant)

Tina from R'A'R Bar serves up some of the best drinks and bites in the neighborhood!

Tina from R’A’R Bar serves up some of the best drinks and bites in the neighborhood!

Tina always has a great lineup of weeknight activities at R’A’R Bar i.e. live music, Comedy shows, All Night Happy hour and more. It’s such a chill vibe, and feels so neighborhood-y, I love it!”

Rest-au-rant 30-01 35th Avenue, LIC| (718) 729-9009

rarbarlic.com| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Now it’s your turn! What’s your ultimate Queens bar? Tell us on Facebook and in the comments below!

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

5 Comments

jasmine

Letlove Inn! It’s so dark and divey; a great contrast to all the swank joints all over Astoria. Other contenders: Sparrow Tavern and the Bonnie.

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Lauren

Looooove love love Rest au Rant. It truly is a neighborhood spot with a great wine list and great food.

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