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The 5 Best ‘Beer & Shot’ Bars: Astoria, Queens

January 18, 2012 2:11 PM

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In this, the second installment in our best beer & shot bars of NYC, you’ll find our top picks to grab a shot and a brew in Astoria, Queens. We’ve got happy hour specials, imports, domestics, infused shots, and more. See if your favorite spot made the cut. - By Jonathan Pogash

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Sweet Afton

30-09 34th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
718-777-2570

Sweet Afton not only offers some eclectic beers on tap (which rotate regularly), but they also have a fine list of specialty cocktails – and a sweet selection of burgers. Grab yourself a shot of their tea-infused vodka, or their spearmint infused rum, to accompany your pint. Don’t forget to try the beer battered fried McClure’s Brooklyn Pickles.

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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102
718-274-4925

Grab a mug of beer and a link of sausage at neighborhood staple Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. According to their website, this haunt is NYC. The spot offers a cozy indoor area for the cooler-weather months. If you get the chance, do visit during the warmer months to enjoy their expansive outdoor garden.

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Sunswick 3535 Bar

35-02 35th St.
Astoria, NY 11106
718-752-0620

At Sunswick 3535 Bar, you can choose from their list of 25 draught beers, one of the best selections around. Tuesday night is cocktail night, where you can enjoy $1 off brews. Add in some house-made blue corn tortilla chips and some sliders, and your evening will be complete.

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The Quays Pub

35-02 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103
718-204-8435

The Quays Pub is an Irish pub with friendly staff and cold beers. Mosey on up to the bar and order a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson, and you’ll transported to the Temple Bar neighborhood of Dublin, where you’ll really feel like a local. Although they don’t serve food, what they do serve is hospitality, a necessary and important quality in any eating and drinking establishment.

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Club 21 Bar & Lounge

30-09 21st St.
Astoria, NY 11102
718-728-0305

Every day between 4 and 9 p.m., you can order a bucket of 5 beers for $15 at Club 21 Bar & Lounge. There’s a free buffet on Tuesdays starting at 5 p.m., and Thursdays are a real treat with $3 beers. The one special we’re keen on is their Wednesday beer and shot special: their beer of the day served with a shot of Dewar’s White Label or 12yr old blended scotch whisky for $7. With all of these specials, you really can’t go wrong.

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Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, writer, and educator.

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