BOAST Summer Party 2016!

Mark your calendars… BOAST is throwing a summer party!

It’s set for Sunday, August 28 at 5pm, at The Bonnie, on the back patio. If it’s raining, we’ll head inside.

There will be some delicious snacks (beer-battered pickles, avocado deviled eggs, and chicken wings), but those are limited so be sure to arrive early!

You’ll be able to order off the Happy Hour menu, and that includes specialty cocktails for $7, house wine for $6, and select drafts for $5. And if you get hungry for something more substantial, The Bonnie has a dinner menu as well, and you can check that out here.

It will be $10 in advance or $12 at the door. RSVP and buy your tickets with this link so we can know how many people to expect. You can also RSVP on the Facebook event page here.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Stay cool,
The BOAST Team


Best Places to Drink Outdoors This Summer

The Strand Smokehouse – For those days when you’d like to spend the afternoon, evening and night in one place eating and drinking, The Strand is your best bet. They have an excellent brunch and delicious BBQ, as well as reasonable prices on beer pitchers and cocktails. Claim a picnic table out front or in a corner inside and enjoy live music with Astorians of all ages around you.

The Bonnie – If want an outdoor experience that’s a little more sophisticated, this is your place. Order an expertly-crafted cocktail and a farm-fresh dish and enjoy it in leisurely fashion in their spacious backyard.

Judy & Punch – For those nights you are craving local craft beers that pack a punch, this is your place. Stake out a picnic table in their backyard (open till 10, after which you’ll have to migrate inside) and see how many of their 12 drafts you can get through while holding on to your beer guru skills. For an additional challenge, head to Astoria Bier & Cheese on Broadway and do the same in their backyard.

Sek’end Sun – Amazing (and affordable) cocktails and a glowing neon sign of Queens as your drinking backdrop. What more could you need on your Saturday night? Schlepping to Brooklyn for your hipster experience is no longer necessary.

“Monday Without Mirrors” at Blink Fitness

From Blink Fitness:

What if you walked into the gym today and the mirrors were covered up? Would you be upset? Excited? Would you focus more on how your workout made you feel versus how it made you look in the mirror? Today, Blink Fitness is doing just that in all of its Queens locations! As you may have heard, the premium-quality, value-based gym last week launched “Monday Without Mirrors” – a month-long program in which key mirrors in clubs will be covered to challenge members to think about how exercise makes them feel, not just how it makes them look.

The “Monday Without Mirrors” initiative is part of Blink’s ongoing support for their “Every Body Happy” campaign, which launched earlier this year. The campaign featured people of all shapes and sizes exuding confidence and happiness from exercise. As swimsuit season comes into full swing, this message is more important than ever to help people think about fitness differently, and kick off summer with a healthy mindset! Not all mirrors are covered, so members still have a choice to workout with or without a mirror.

“Monday Without Mirrors” will be taking place at various Blink Fitness locations every Monday, and continuing to raise awareness this week in all Long Island and Queens locations.
Monday, June 6th: All Manhattan locations (including Harlem)
Monday, June 13th: Long Island/Queens locations
Monday, June 20th: New Jersey locations
Monday, June 27th: Westchester/Bronx/Brooklyn locations

You can read the full press release here.

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Ticket giveaway

First person to fill out the contact form on our website, or write to us at, will get two tickets to the show What Are You Afraid Of? hosted by Mara Wilson at Q.E.D. on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30pm. More info about the event on our Happening page.


Last minute special BOAST offer!

TWO FREE TICKETS TO RELATIONSH*T AT QED: A Place to Show & Tell TONIGHT 5/13, at 9:30pm!

First person to contact us through our Contact form on the website gets them!


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WHO: Hosts Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli
Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked)
Amy Miller (Last Comic Standing)
Tim Manley (GIRLS)
Marc Gerber (Comic Strip)
Wilson McDermut (Broadway Comedy Club)

WHAT: Celebrating its 2-year anniversary, RELATIONSH*T, hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, features a mix of stories about all kinds of relationships and good old-fashioned new-fangled advice from REAL-LIVE THERAPISTS ONSTAGE. Be a voyeur into one person’s therapy session!

“The most cathartic comedy show around.” – The Huffington Post

WHEN: Friday, May 13th at 9:30pm

WHERE: Q.E.D.: A Place for Show and Tell – 27-16 23rd Avenue. Astoria, NY

Check out other events on the QED website here.

An Afternoon at Break

On the first day of May, a drizzly one in Astoria, we went to Break Bar and Billiards to watch Game 1 of the Blazers vs. Warriors NBA Playoffs series. Break has 16 HD televisions, and from the table we were sitting at, we were able to watch the game on three screens. We tried two beers, and could have had many more as there are 18 on tap. We also shared the nachos, which was a huge plate of chips under many dips and melted cheese. We added chicken, and it was quite tasty.

Break is certainly a fun place to watch the game, grab a drink, and eat some bar food. But it seems the main thing that makes Break stand apart from other sports bars is its numerous games. There are two ping-pong tables, darts, pop-a-shot hoop, foosball, old arcades, shuffle board, many board games, and about half the space filled with pool tables (probably close to 15). We played a couple games of pool, Connect Four, and shuffle board. The basketball game turned out to be a blowout (can anyone stop the Warriors this year?), so it was great to have all the games to keep us entertained and having fun.

Break Bar & Billiards, 32-04 Broadway, Astoria, (718) 777-5400