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Nov 24, 2015

Astoria & LIC Spaces Perfect for Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year. A time where you are responsible for bringing a large group of people together to celebrate the Holiday spirit, the successes of 2015, and friends (…)

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It’s that time of year. A time where you are responsible for bringing a large group of people together to celebrate the Holiday spirit, the successes of 2015, and friends that are like family. Astoria & LIC have lots of spaces available to host parties large and small.

Vista Penthouse Ballroom

Vista_RooftopIf you are looking for a room with a view, you can’t beat the one provided by Vista Penthouse Ballroom in LIC. If you have a really big group, no problem, they can accommodate up to 200 guests. With incredible views of the Manhattan skyline; they have menus for every occasion and pricing for any budget. Special rates available until November 30thVista is available for both holiday parties AND New Years Eve.  If you like to actually enjoy your party leave all the details to Mike Bekker. Reach out to him directly at (917) 602-8408 or via email at

Vista Penthouse Ballroom (27-05 39th Ave., Long Island City)| (917) 602-8408| Facebook

The Astor Room

The Astor Room_Interior The Astor Room has a great vibe for get-togethers. The restaurant and event room are available to accommodate private parties large and small. With that sexy lighting and textures, fantastic cocktails, Astor Room can take your boring office party up a notch.  Plus with the history factor, you could add in elements of the roaring twenties. Costume party anyone?

The Astor Room (34-12 36th St.) | (718) 255.1947 | Instagram Twitter


Petals & Roots

petals-and-roots-astoria-queensIf you want to do something really out of the ordinary bring your group to Petals and Roots. After 7:00 pm (on weekdays) this rich, green, and fully decked out floral space is available for rent. The space can accommodate 30 comfortably (mainly standing room only). They have a good sound system, refrigeration, and on site parking for two cars.  

Petals & Roots (31-27 31st Street)  | (718) 267-1700
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Tacuba_ExteriorYou may recall that we hosted our 2015 Best of Astoria at Tacuba. Margaritas, mariachis, this place can make your gathering…spicy!  You might find you like your roommates boyfriend/girlfriend more after having a pitcher (or 2) of Sangria.

Tacuba (35-01 36th St) |(718) 786-2727| Facebook Instagram Twitter



With its newly renovated space, now doubled in size, Sanford’s has plenty of room for large groups. Plus they now boast 300+ Single Malts & Bourbon, which they say is the largest Whiskey Bar in Queens. Sanford’s also makes an amazing brunch. Maybe you could mix it up; turn the typical after work team meeting into an exciting brunch.

Sanford’s (30-13 Broadway) |(718) 932-9569
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the-bar-scene-katch-astoria-queensKatch is a 2,000 square foot space that includes a 40 foot first class bar with 50 taps, a banquette space, high top tables, a transitional dining space, and over 70 HD TV’s. (whoah!) With all those screens, don’t force yourself to make awkward conversation with your folks, feel free to let the conversation lapse and watch what’s on.

Katch (31-19 Newtown Ave.) |(718) 777-2230 | Facebook | Twitter

MP Taverna

mp-taverna-bar-astoria-queensMP Taverna is the modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern. The value-driven wine list offers more than 50 bottles by the glass, and a selection of 70 local and international craft beers on draft. With two floors of available space , this is a great place to bring your crew of any size.

MP Taverna (31-29 Ditmars Blvd.) | (718) 777-2187 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Mundo at the Paper Factory Hotel

Bar Gourds_MundoThe bar at Mundo has amazing cocktails; seriously the Zen is delicious. The hotel also has plenty of areas for lounging on big comfy couches. Treat yourself to a post-hotel stay after a big party. The rooms are pretty sweet.

Mundo (37-06 36th St.) | (718) 706-8636 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Sek’end Sun


Photo credit: Sekend Sun

Sek’end Sun has tons of space inside and outside. They have big lounging tables in the front, smaller tables to put together for big groups in the back, and even a spacious back yard. Although a back yard might be too chilly at the moment. If you’re looking for dinner and drinks a reservation there is super easy.

Sek’end Sun (32-11 Broadway) | (917) 832-6414 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


mar's oyster barMar’s is an ideal setting for a Roomie Gift Exchange. It’s classic cocktails with a twist and a good-food gastropub. This space is better suited for more intimate meetups.

Mar’s (34-21 34th Ave.) | (718)-685-2480
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Singlecut Beersmiths, local beer at its finest.

We can speak from experience SingleCut is a great place to have a big party. Expanded seating and tables makes this a chill place to celebrate the season. Bring board games to play, pass out growlers to party goers, you could even get some live music to jam out with. This spot is off the beaten path so you might want treat your crew to an Uber pool.

SingleCut Beersmiths (19-33 37th St.) | (718) 606-0788
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So get out there with your groups small or large and enjoy the Season here in Astoria & LIC.

About Emily Rios

Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn.

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