As the temperature continues to fall, going out and facing the cold may not be the most appealing. Luckily, there are plenty of places around Queens were you can stay warm while hanging out deep into the night.
Here’s a look at 10 places in Queens where you can enjoy a night of fun without freezing in the cold.
Nowadays – 56-06 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood
While Nowadays is usually a popular spot for drinks and games in the warmer months, they’ve stepped up their game as the temperature drops. They’ve put up a mobile sauna on Saturdays and Sundays, plus space heaters, fire pits and blankets (not to mention a 20-person heated yurt) are available for a night of fun. And of course, their indoor space is always available for guests.
Forest Hills Station House – 106-11 71st Ave., Forest Hills
If you’re looking for a place that brings a creative outlook to the food and bar scene, Forest Hills Station House is one to check out. Their modern industrial atmosphere provides a great space to enjoy a round of drinks and appetizers with your friends. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays feature a new craft brew, a featured whiskey and a cocktail challenge, respectively, so there’s always something fun to experience.
Harmony Karaoke KTV – 41-13 150th St., Flushing
Sing to your heart’s content with a night of karaoke in Flushing. At Harmony Karaoke KTV, you can enjoy delicious appetizers while choosing from a number of tracks that you can belt at the top of your lungs. They also have complimentary board and table games to enjoy when you feel like adding a healthy dose of competition to your night.
Bourbon Street – 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside
Located right on Bell Boulevard, Bourbon Street will make you feel as if you’ve been sent to New Orleans for a night of fun. Their rooftop bar is heated, so you don’t have to sacrifice a bright, fun atmosphere for the sake of being warm.
Maggie Mae’s – 41-15 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside
Classic brews, specialty cocktails and a rustic, Instagram-worthy atmosphere — what else could you need? Maggie Mae’s in Sunnyside offers different drink specials every night. Plus, they’re open until 4 a.m., so you can literally hang all night long if you so desire.
Neir’s Tavern – 87-48 78th St., Woodhaven
Featured in “Goodfellas” and Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” Neir’s Tavern has been a local favorite for 180 years. Their rich history and delicious fare has night owls coming back multiple times. Be sure to swing by on Tuesday nights and test your knowledge during Trivia Night!
Bierocracy – 12–23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
Bierocracy is not your average gastropub. The sprawling modern beer hall with old-world charm offers an 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.
Blue Storm Billiard Lounge – 135-41 37th Ave., Flushing
If billiards is your game, head down to downtown Flushing for a night at Blue Storm Billiard Lounge. The lounge effortless blends a relaxed atmosphere with classy bar offerings, making for a great night of fun with friends plus the potential to meet new people over a game of pool.
La Sala – 32-05 Crescent St., Astoria
Astoria’s La Sala is a great cozy space to enjoy a night out. The main room is like a fancy living room with tons of comfortable seating, making it a great place to hang during these chilly winter months.
Donovan’s Pub – 57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside
With live music, delicious food and a number of beers to choose from, Donovan’s Pub is another local favorite for Woodside residents. Their classic Irish experience will have you coming back regularly for a fun night.
Editor’s note: The preceding is for informational purposes only; the locations were chosen at random by the author.