Astoria Bier & Cheese
Astoria Coffee
Sek’end Sun
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Queen’s Room

These are the winners for the best bars, cafes, coffee, and Happy Hours. Cheers!

Best Bar for Atmosphere

1st The Bonnie

29-12 23rd Ave, (718) 274-2105,

The Bonnie has a nice outdoor area (when weather allows) and has been a great addition to the 23rd Ave area.

2nd Madam Marie’s

35-15 Broadway, (917) 745-0297,

Survey says: “Such a fun addition to the neighborhood. Always a lively crowd.”

3rd Sweet Afton

30-09 34th St, (718) 777-2570,

Survey says: “Classic pub environment without the classic pub smell.”

Best Bar for Cocktails

1st The Last Word

31-30 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 440-3378,

Survey says: “A classy joint, and a perfect place to just chill with friends, here’s some great music and have some great small bites, all without having to yell at the top of your lungs. :-)”

2nd The Bonnie

29-12 23rd Ave, (718) 274-2105,

The Bonnie has a nice outdoor area (when weather allows) and has been a great addition to the 23rd Ave area.

3rd Dutch Kills

27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, (718) 383-2724,

Google says: “Cool vibe, yummy drinks, friendly bartender…what more could you want?”

Best Bar for Beer

1st Astoria Bier & Cheese

34-14 Broadway, (718) 545-5588; 35-11 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 255-6982,

Survey says: “They can’t be beat for their extensive beer selection on draft and in the bottle, matched perfectly with a host of cheeses and small plates appropriate for any time of day or season.”

2nd Sunswick 35/35

35-02 35th St, (718) 752-0620,

Great neighborhood bar with nice craft beer list to boot. Come here to get a drink or two of something good before/after heading to your movie or museum outing nearby.

3rd Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave, (718) 274-4925,

This is one of the places that Astorians and non-Astorians alike will flock to in the summer. What’s better than sipping a cold one on a hot day with a group of your best friends?

3rd The Local Bar Astoria

41-04 31st Ave, (917) 832-6797,

Google says: “Amazing beer selection, popcorn, friendly bartenders, pool, darts, backyard!”

Best Bar for Sports

1st Sweet Spot

322-72 31st St, (718) 777-7475,

Tons of HDTVs all around, tasty food and friendly service.

2nd Katch Astoria

31-19 Newtown Ave, (718) 777-2230,

Katch has impressive numbers: 70 HDTVs and 50 taps. They keep their beer list quirky and you can count on Game Day specials.

3rd Oliver’s Astoria

37-19 Broadway, (718) 806-1476,

Survey says: “A great go-to spot.”

Best Bar for Trivia Night

1st The Local Bar

41-04 31st Ave, (917) 832-6797,

Trivia is every Wednesday at 8pm.

2nd Sek’end Sun

32-11 Broadway, (917) 832-6414,

Trivia is every Monday at 7pm.

3rd Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

Trivia is every Tuesday at 7pm.

Best Bar for Wine

1st Vesta

21-02 30th Ave, (718) 545-5550,

Survey says: “The wine on tap is delicious and unbeatable!”

2nd DiWine

41-15 31st Ave, (718) 777-1355,

Amazing selection of wine and the food is excellent for brunch or dinner. We especially like the salads.

3rd Mar’s

34-21 34th Ave, (718) 685-2480,

Survey says: “Where else can you pair some quality white or rose with arguably the best oysters in Astoria?”

Best Bubble Tea

1st Tea and Milk

32-02 34th Ave, (347) 921-2056,

Google says: “Great service and good tasting bubble tea.”

2nd The Teapsy

33-17 30th Ave, (929) 328-0090,

Google says: “They have high quality ingredients and let you choose sugar and ice levels.”

Best Cafe

1st Cafe Via Espresso

24-09 Steinway St, (718) 545-3290,

Google says: “This place is my favorite neighborhood spot for breakfast and quick bites.”

2nd Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

We went here on a weekday afternoon, and could have easily stayed a long time. The vibe is chill and relaxed (chillaxed?) and the music is mellow, but not so much that it puts you to sleep—great for chatting or doing work. There’s food served for all three meals, so it could also be considered a bistro. Also, the coffee here is magical. One of the BOAST team members was tempted to drink it black. And he never drinks coffee black! It’s that good.

3rd Kinship Coffee

32-14 Steinway St,

Google says: “New place, superb settings, same unparallel service and high standard knowledge.”

Best Coffee and Tea

1st Astoria Coffee

30-04 30th St, (347) 410-7399,

Google says: “Lovely staff and delicious drinks–super cute decor and peaceful ambiance.”

2nd Gossip Coffee

37-04 30th Ave, (718) 440-8792,

Nice, comfortable space. There’s wi-fi here, so a good place to update your Instagram with the beautiful lattes.

3rd OK Café

22-04 33rd St, (718) 440-8789,

Survey says: “Everything about this place is perfection. A great variety of hot and cold drinks, a warm and inviting ambiance, the baristas are all terrific and they have the occasional events that are always very interesting and eclectic.”

Best Happy Hour

1st Queen’s Room

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

Happy Hour all night Monday, and Tuesday to Friday 4–7pm. $10 Cocktails, $7 Wine, $5 Beer, and a number of inexpensive snacks, including Chicken Wings, Swedish Meatballs and Hummus Plate for $10 each.

2nd The Astorian

28-50 31st St, (917) 745-1179,

All Night Happy Hour from Monday to Wednesday. All the draft beer, wine, and the entire selection of menu cocktails are $2 off. That means you can have a large selection of Craft Beer for $5, Wine for $6, and many Cocktails for $8!

3rd Bonjour Crepes & Wine

34-10 30th Ave, (347) 730-6828,

Happy Hour is 1pm to 11pm every day. $4 Beer, $5 Wine, and $6 Sangria.

3rd Bubba’s Bistro

31-13A Ditmars Blvd, (718) 728-2227,

Happy Hour is 1pm to 10pm every day. $3 well shots, $7 white or red sangria, inexpensive cocktails and a plethora of tapas.

Best Hot Chocolate

1st Il Bambino

34-08 31st Ave, (718) 626-0087,

Survey says: “If you want a drink that’s also a meal, try their peanut butter hot chocolate on a cold wintry day!”

2nd Comfortland

40-09 30th Ave, (631) 457-9815,

Google says: “Super friendly service and seriously some of the most delicious sweets.”

3rd Gossip Coffee

36-02 Ditmars Blvd, (347) 987-3994,

The coffee here is the bomb, and the hot chocolate is too.

Best New Bar

1st The Astorian

28-50 31st St, (917) 745-1179,

Good food, covered/patio area, and upstairs section with comfy chairs. Great place to chill with some drink and eats.

2nd Madam Marie’s

35-15 Broadway, (917) 745-0297,

Survey says: “Such a fun addition to the neighborhood. Always a lively crowd.”

3rd The Freckled Moose

33-17 31st Ave, (718) 433-9933,

The Mac and Cheese here is incredible!

DRINK Write-in

Best Tea Shop: Prince Tea House

31-47 Steinway St, (929) 208-0072,

Best Creative Cocktails: The Last Word

31-30 Ditmars Blvd, (718) 440-3378,

Survey results from December 2018. Click here for the results from December 2017, December 2016, January 2016, July 2015, January 2015.