Astoria, Bars Apr 28, 2014 Diamond Dogs Bar To Open on 31st Avenue Back in January, we brought you this info about a new bar coming to 31st Ave: In a twitter convo with John Elezovic, he tells us “Keep on the look (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Back in January, we brought you this info about a new bar coming to 31st Ave: In a twitter convo with John Elezovic, he tells us “Keep on the look (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops An Update on Tacuba Cantina Mexicana Judy & Punch Bar Arriving on 30th Avenue Summer 2014 The part of neighborhood where Diamond Dogs will set up shop. Back in January, we brought you this info about a new bar coming to 31st Ave: In a twitter convo with John Elezovic, he tells us “Keep on the look out for a new spot in Astoria late Summer. It’s going to be awesome!” After a little prodding we learned that he and his brother Nick will be opening a joint serving “craft beer, cocktails, & the best music in Astoria” and “NO top 40 & Pop, EVER.” It will be located at 31st Avenue and 34th Street (Astoria’s food nexus), just a few doors down from Milkflower and Il Bambino. We’ve been talking to John over the past few months and finally learned that he and his brother (who used to bartend at Sparrow) have a name for this watering hole—Diamond Dogs, the name’s of which has origins with David Bowie’s 1974 record of the same name. Here’s the title track: Now who doesn’t like Bowie? This association bodes well, IMO. BTW, it was recently announced (like, last week) that this year Diamond Dogs is 40 years old and a picture disc is in the plans to recognize the anniversary. Photo credit: Radio.com “The 7-inch picture disc comes June 17 and features the six-minute “Diamond Dogs” on its A-side. On the flip side, it’ll feature a 2005 mix of the tune, referred to as the David Live mix, originally recorded live at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in ’74 by Tony Visconti.” Pretty cool. man. They’ve been working very hard cleaning out the current space, and that’s been quite a job. Here’s a recent shot that John shared on Twitter. Photo credit: John Elezovic And Instagram: Diamond Dogs spot will be located on 31st Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, and their projected opening date August/September 2014. Twitter Facebook Email Print 31st AvenuebarDIamond Dogsopening soon 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. Related scoops An Update on Tacuba Cantina Mexicana Judy & Punch Bar Arriving on 30th Avenue Summer 2014 5 Comments Smurf March 30th, 2015 Has anyone heard anything about this place opening? It’s been almost a year since we first heard about it!!! Any news? Reply Erin January 8th, 2015 Any news on whether or not this place is opening?? Reply xxx August 27th, 2014 whats the story ? I need my rock n roll fix with a shot of JD!!! Reply xxx August 15th, 2014 Any word on when is this opening? Reply andrea August 1st, 2014 what’s the latest on this place? Reply Leave a Reply to andrea Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.