A visit to Alewife in Long Island City, Queens

Alewife opened in late 2011 and is a solid craft beer bar in the Long Island City section of Queens, located at 5-14 51st Avenue (in the old Lucky Mojo space).  One block south and one block west of the Vernon-Jackson 7 train stop (which is just one stop east of the Grand Central Terminal), Alewife offers 28 quality tap beers and another three dozen or so bottled beers.  The spot is bi-level.  Opposite the main bar area on the first floor are 6-7 high-top tables that fit 4-6 patrons.  A long, non-hightop communal table resides toward the back of the lower level.

Upstairs is a small lounge area and some more tables for parties of 4-6 patrons.  There’s also a small outdoor patio upstairs (that was not open during our visit).  The food menu, currently experiencing some upgrades, consisted of mostly pizza and burgers, along with a few appetizers.  If there were more places like it nearby, Alewife would certainly be the anchor spot for the Long Island City craft-beer NYC bar crawl.


A view from just inside the entrance
The delicious tap beer selection

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