Explore the borough’s craft beer offerings with the 2018 Queens Beer Book!
Now in its third year, the Queens Beer Book curates 30 beers from 30 local bars, breweries and other beer-centric restaurants throughout Queens. The beer book is a great guide to discovering new craft beer hot spots and revisiting neighborhood favorites as well.
Books are available for purchase online for $30 for anyone 21 or older. Each drink ticket is good until Dec. 31, 2018, making the Queens Beer Book the perfect gift for any occasion.
Here’s a rundown of every bar that will be offered in the 2018 Queens Beer Book:
A New York Beer Hall serving up some serious eats and suds
There’s space to spare and 28 rotating lines of craft beer at this pub and kitchen with a brewery in the works. Choose from more than 100 total beer offerings and a menu of quality bar bites, all one stop from Manhattan.
Gastropub serving lunch and dinner specials daily
The vibe is as cheery as the bright red front inside this gastropub, where all the food is made from scratch and 12 of the 24 draft lines are constantly rotating. Happy hour lasts the full day and night on Tuesdays, and Sundays are for brunch and karaoke.
The Avenue Restaurant Bar & Grill
71-22 Myrtle Ave., Glendale
The Avenue is “your home away from home”
Local joint nicknamed “The Cheers of NY,” where you can enjoy a sit-down meal of comfort food in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Brunch and prime rib specials will respectively keep you reliably tipsy and stuffed.
Bierocracy aims to change the status quo for pub food
Sprawling modern beer hall with old-world charm offering extensive and rotating bottled beer selection spanning European and stateside styles. On a self-declared mission to be a “gastrobierhall” raising the standards of beer halls the world over, the food – including a namesake burger and giant Bavarian pretzel – is above and beyond standard pub grub.
Big aLICe Brewing is dedicated to crafting innovative, locally sourced beer
Farm brewery crafting innovative, locally sourced beers that support state agriculture and local businesses. Named for the creator of the Queens skyline’s largest white generator stack, Allis-Chalmers. Itty bitty taproom, big character.
A one-man brewing operation run by a Queens native, this brewery and taproom was built from mostly reclaimed materials, including farm tables made from vintage pine beams. It’s situated right on the Bushwick border, with all beer made on premises in the 10-barrel DIY brewery.
Mission: To connect customers to the source of their food
Begun as an old-school butcher shop in 2011, transformed into an award-winning barbecue smokehouse restaurant offering small-scale, humanely raised meat, drink and character at two NYC locations. Known for their brisket, pig roasts and high marks from Zagat and Michelin.
The first offshoot of the Village classic, exported to Long Island City
Proudly no-frills burger joint and home of the bistro burger and, on Saturdays, a huge appetizer platter stuffed with chili cheese tots, jumbo wings, fried pickles and more. Neighborhood pub big on football, and sister to the West Village sports bar of the same name.
A unique bar lounge concept
Bar and lounge with 31 beer options, frosé, fishbowls and weekday offerings including $1 tacos and $3 margs on Tuesdays. Stop by for the high-end bar meals and noshes or stay awhile for the upstairs DJ on Thursdays and weekends.
A lot has changed since Fillmore’s was built in 1912
Quiet neighborhood joint with a long history as a corner restaurant. The diverse menu includes a literal tower of onion rings (with three dips) and Irish nachos. Cozy and casual, Fillmore’s is 105 years old and was built when the nabe was still known as “Kerosene Heights”.
Forest Hills Station House is a gastropub that is “truly a team effort”
Choose from borough brews or international selections. A different brewery takes over every Tuesday and exclusive one-off kegs are a common find here. Food offerings are just as international, ranging from bao bun Benedict to buttermilk jerk lamb chops.
Perfect to cap off an evening out on Vernon Boulevard
Quaint, 19th-century-themed space with live soccer games, rotating craft beer selection, and small-plate dining offerings. All that’s old is new again with a stationhouse aesthetic but thoroughly modern, informal energy.
A favorite of the Kew Gardens & local airline industry’s coexisting communities
Welcoming to all but – between the name an airplane-themed menu – coyly targeted at and a favorite among the area’s airline industry. Come for the drinks, stay for the dancing and the daily specials.
ICONYC Brewing Co. brings farmhouse brewing to the urban landscape of NYC.
Pronounced “iconic” and offering 12 lines of microbrews crafted in-house and ranging from sours and stouts to saisons and IPAs. Live music on the weekends, and be sure to drop in on one of the theme nights. Founded by three native Astorians.
Bringing some of the freshest Kansas City-style barbecue to LIC
Award-winning Kansas City BBQ, eight rotating drafts, 30+ bottles and cans, outdoor picnic tables – need we say more? Cornbread, burn ends, and brisket abounds. Rarely do they smoke ‘em like this within the five boroughs.
Arguably the best Czechoslovak restaurant in the New York City area
Czechoslovak restaurant that looks like a hunting lodge and serves traditional, home-cooked offerings prepared from original recipes. Czech and Slovak beer available on top and in bottles. A thoroughly authentic hidden gem.
Among the most traditional Argentine restaurants in New York
Its 1970 establishment puts La Fusta among the oldest Argentinian steakhouses in NYC. Offers a modern take on traditional grilled Argentine eats plus salads, pastas, and a free soda with all dine in meals. Intimate equestrian themed space and prime date night location.
A premier Astoria destination for craft cocktails and amazing oysters
Speakeasy-style cocktail lounge hidden in a hardware store. Choose from the rotating beer selection, tapas menu and fresh oyster options while sipping craft cocktails chilled by custom ice cubes all in the original context of being surrounded by a combination of luxury and power tools.
Brewing farmhouse styles of mixed fermentation, American sour ales, and hoppy delights
Farmhouse styles of mixed fermentation, American sour ales and hoppy delights are brewed in the back then served in the sleek yet rustic taproom up front. Admire the colorful can art and stay on top of the calendar for beer yoga, food popups, trivia and more.
Boasts a 64-ounce “donkey bowl” fish bowl filled with rum and juice
Dive bar with a diverse beer and booze selection; home of the liver-destroying 64-ounce fishbowl, supersized cocktails and donkey-themed hot dogs, tacos and towers. Prove yourself by taking the wall of fame challenge or, for the fainter of heart, just finishing a jack ass burger.
Latin American restaurant and bar offering free delivery
Delicious and authentic Latin cuisine with a good selection of bottled beers and strong drinks in a sit-down restaurant with clubby vibes. Try the seafood paella and empanadas, not to mention the decadent tacos. Expect Manhattan portions and you’ll be taking home a meal’s worth of leftovers.
Unpretentious and historic gem
“The most famous bar you’ve never heard of” was home to Mae West’s first performance and scenes from “Goodfellas.” Among America’s older bars, it was founded in 1829 near a long gone racetrack. Come for a drink, the tavern fare and to admire the 150-year-old mahogany bar.
Cocktail lounge with a “bohemian” and “classy” ambiance
NoNo stands for North of Northern Boulevard, and the acronym name also relates this cocktail lounge’s Manhattan vibe despite its deep Queens location. Baseball caps are banned, but sports are generally welcome, and an outdoor patio with firepit keeps everyone warm.
Beer garden and eatery with 16 beers on tap and full indoor and outdoor seating
Just opened quality summer spot with a big, bright outdoor beer garden and clean indoor seating, too. Seven different menus ensure there’s something for everyone and 25-cent wings are just one of the numerous happy hour industry, and game night specials.
9,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant and lounge
Asian Pacific bistro in the glittering shadow of the Queensboro Bridge. Take in the Manhattan skyline from the chic rooftop restaurant or a cushy indoor booth. Savor the Hawaiian-inspired pan-Asian cuisine and happy hour bites and cocktails. Mind the dress code.
Comfort dining, an extensive craft beer list, and a creative cocktail menu
Choose from the extensive menu or create your own at this sandwich and beer bar specializing in hot and cold pressed goods between ciabatta. Belgian fries serving two are shared best in the backyard garden.
Handmade Rockaway home-brew and surfing vibes
Small microbrewery in the heart of LIC with Rockaway Beach roots. Take your pick from eight rotating taps, running the gamut from IPA to malty treats like their original ESB.
Fulfilling the founder’s passion to have hops and vinyl shining side by side
The passion project of one native New Yorker’s combined love for hops and vinyl. The taproom is full of barrels and features an elevated stage for live music. BYOVinyl on Thursdays, buy a growler (or a crowler) for some home drinking, and come hungry for the short but solid food menu.
Local spot with a dance floor, refreshing drinks and lots of happy hour deals
Weekly live DJs, hookah and a dance floor define this party spot where locals let loose and grab some bar bites. Ladies drink free till midnight on Wednesdays, and everyone can enjoy $3 beers during the daily happy hour. Some nights there’s a cover.
Hearty food, old-school charm, and craft beer
Reclaimed wood and turn-of-the-century lighting give a vintage glow at this quaint craft kitchen proudly offering hearty Irish dishes and old-school charm. Behind the rich wooden bar are 12 craft beers and over 50 bottles.