Monthly Archives: June 2014

A review of Oliver's in Astoria, Queens

Located at 37-19 Broadway in Astoria, Queens, Oliver’s is a welcomed addition to any Astoria NYC beer bar crawl.  Oliver’s offers 16 tap beers, representing a good mix of local and other U.S. regional craft beers.  Another 30 beers available out of can/bottle.  Oliver’s is spacious and we look forward to returning on our next pub crawl through the area!

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A review of Woodbines in Long Island City, Queens

Located at 47-10 in Long Island City, Queens, Woodbines takes over the former Lounge 47 space.  Woodbines is a bar/gastropub; Front half is bar, while the back half is dining area.  While Lounge 47 had a backyard space for patrons, Woodbines’ entrance to the backyard had an “employees only” sign, so perhaps the backyard area was under renovation during our visit. Woodbines, a good addition to any Vernon Blvd NYC bar crawl, offers 12 beer taps.  Food menu consists of mainly upscale pub food.  Try the Woodbines burger!


A review of Sweet Spot in Astoria, Queens

Located at 22-72 31st Street (right at Ditmars Blvd stop on the N/Q subway), Sweet Spot is a sports ­bar/lounge.  Sweet Spot offers 24 tap beers, solid bar food, but something feels a bit overdone here.  Perhaps too many TVs make it slightly oversaturated.  For World Cup watchers, this will be a great spot to watch.  For all you American football fans, we imagine that Sweet Spot would make for good college football Saturday or NFL Sunday viewing.

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Rooftop NYC bar hopping

Now that the local weather has (finally!) turned to seasonal late Spring-like weather, we’ve included several rooftop bars around Manhattan on some of our recent pub crawls.  Among others, The Roof (atop the Viceroy hotel in Midtown), Bar 54 (also in Midtown) and the Roof at Park South.  In the coming days, we’ll share photos of the views from these rooftop spots.