If you are looking for a great bar and don’t want to go all the way to Manhattan to find it, there are some fantastic options in Astoria, New York.
35-02 35th St, (at 35th Ave), Astoria NY
Sunwick is a great craft-beer bar and its name refers to a creek that used to run from the East River to what is now known as Astoria today. The bar features a rotating selection of domestic and international brews that range between $5-$9 per pint. The bartenders are happy to give you a shot sized sample to help you decide and monthly events showcase American hops.
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave, Astoria NY
This Czech beer garden opened its doors in 1910 and offers picnic tables inside where you can try cheap platters of sausage along with different European and domestic beers. The tree-canopied garden is open everyday so the cold winter weather is never a deterrent.