Astoria Bar Review, Bars, Beer and Wine, Food and Drink Jul 23, 2015 Astoria Bar Review: Judy & Punch is Casual, Fun, and Has Free Popcorn In our new Astoria Bar Review series, we’ll get into our favorite places to grab a drink – what you can expect there, and what we love about them. First (…) Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print In our new Astoria Bar Review series, we’ll get into our favorite places to grab a drink – what you can expect there, and what we love about them. First (…) by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print In our new Astoria Bar Review series, we’ll get into our favorite places to grab a drink – what you can expect there, and what we love about them. First up, Judy & Punch. Judy & Punch is a fairly new addition to the neighborhood, just about a year old. I chose it as a place to hang with friends one, because of it’s location, (30th Ave between 34th and 35th), and two, I had so much fun I went back with another group of friends the next night. Vibe This place is casual but not quite a dive. The crowd is pretty nondescript, but in a good way, and the bar tenders are really nice. It’s a great place to bring a group of friends, and the prices are super reasonable (i.e. $5-$7 beers, $10 specialty cocktails). It’s very not-at-all-pretentious. Drink Selection The rotating tap selection accompanies some interesting cocktails like Giggle Juice (Stolichnaya, St. Jermaine Elderflower, Pear Puree, Pineapple & Fresh Lemon Juice) and General Tom Thumb (Templeton Rye, Lemon, Basil, Simple Syrup, Ginger Beer, Muddled Cucumber). I’m a big cider fan, and they serve J.K. Scrumpy, a not-so-common and especially sweet cider, in addition to the more common Magner’s. Setup I love the open air long table in the front, and that there’s plenty of room for dancing in the back (yes, dancing has happened when it gets late!). Specials & Events Judy & Punch hosts trivia every Tuesday Night, (the most recent winning team goes by Diarrhea of a Mad Woman), and there’s live music every Sunday at 7pm. They also have a happy hour Monday – Thursday from 4pm – 8pm. Extras One of the reasons I love this place is because of the choose-your-own-music Juke Box. Yes, it costs a few bucks, but it’s awesome to be able to rock out to your own jams and the anticipation of waiting for your song to come on is actually enjoyable. There’s also free popcorn, and lots of it. Judy & Punch 34-08 30th Ave, Astoria | (718) 626–3101 Photos via JudyandPunch.com Have you been to Judy & Punch? What do you like about it? Share in the comments! Twitter Facebook Email Print astoria barsciderJ.K. ScrumpyJudy & Bunch Leave a Reply 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.