166-02 65th Ave., Fresh Meadows
(718) 762-2727 – fillmorestavern.com
Fillmore’s Tavern was originally a simple twostory
building built in 1912. The kitchen is still
in the same place it was all those years ago. A
lot has changed over the past century, but the
tavern is still loved by locals and visitors alike.
Fillmore’s has been groundbreaking in a lot of
ways, from allowing women to sit at the bar as
early as 1968 to hiring an underage bartender
back in 1972. That bartender later bought the
tavern and named it Millard Fillmore’s. They
have hump day specials every Wednesday,
happy hour every Friday and specials during
games on Sundays. Fillmore’s also has a
variety of events throughout the year.
BEST BAR WITH LIVE
3931 Bell Blvd, East Flushing
Spend an evening kicking back with a good
drink and great music at Brian Dempsey’s
in Bayside. The pub was established in
1994 and continues to be a Bayside favorite.
Serving lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, it’s
the perfect place to stop in any time of day.
They also offer take out and catering. Brian
Dempsey’s is a great place for parties. They
are known for their friendly staff and great
customer service. Brian Dempsey’s has lots
of entertaining events, from live music to
karaoke to sports events, often with no cover
charge. They have drink and food specials
every day of the week, so come on in to see
what everyone’s talking about.
LOCAL POUR HOUSE
213-11 41st Ave., Bayside
(718) 224-7687 –
Local Pour House is a Bayside favorite. With
30 beers on tap and their chef’s own take on
classic bar food, there is something there for
everyone. They have more than 20 TVs to
watch sports and events with music and drink
specials. What Local Pour House is really
known for is their customer service. Their
bartenders go above and beyond to make sure
everyone feels welcome from the moment they
walk in the door until they leave. Their friendly
owners are often at the establishment, and the
staff is ready and willing to accommodate their
customers so everyone has a great experience.
BEST BEER DISTRIBUTOR
FOREST HILLS BEER DISTRIBUTOR
4520 108th Street, Corona
Interested in finding some great beer? Forest
Hills Beer Distributor has a wide variety of
foreign and domestic beers to quench any
thirst. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or
looking to restock your bar, Forest Hills Beer
Distributor is the place to go.
BEST BEER GARDEN/
15-16 149th St, Flushing
(718) 767-3486 – www.jagerhausnyc.com
There’s a little piece of Europe in Whitestone,
thanks to Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten.
The watering hole and restaurant brings a
contemporary twist to traditional German
and Austrian cuisine, right here in Queens.
Complete with outdoor and indoor seating
and food renowned for being as fantastic as
its staff, Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten
is perfect for lunch, dinner or just a good old
night of cheers with friends and family. It’s
no wonder you voted it best biergarten in the
BEST BEER SELECTION
33-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria
718-777-2230 – katchastoria.com
If Katch Astoria doesn’t have the beer you
want, chances are it’s a beer you don’t need.
The gastropub boasts an amazing 50 beer taps
with everything from well known beers to local
brews including Grimm, Finback, Gun Hill,
Big Alice, Transmitter, Other Half, Rockaway
and many more. Katch Astoria offers weekly
food and drink specials, trivia nights, weekend
bottomless brunch, themed event parties,
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happy hour specials and live performances of
local artists. They have a large space complete
with a banquette area, beer garden and more
than 70 TVs. Grab a cold one at Katch; they
won’t let you down!
78-01 77th Ave., Ridgewood
718-628-8600 – www.finbackbrewery.com
Finback Brewery boast the best suds in the
borough! It was founded in 2011 and moved
into a permanent space in Glendale in 2013.
They are excited to be one of the newer
breweries in the city and the borough and to
bring their unique ideas to the table. Finback
was created because the owners wanted to
experiment. They now create many different
beers that are perfect for all occasions, from
backyard parties to beach days. Come on
in to their tasting room to try some of their
creations. Finback currently only sells their
beers in draft format, so head to your local bar
to drink some!
BEST CIGAR SHOP
HARRY’S HABANA HUT CIGAR LOUNGE
214-9 41st Ave, Bayside
(718) 423-5059 – www.harryshabanahut.com
Harry’s Habana Hut, formerly known as
simply Habana Hut, is Bayside’s premier cigar
lounge. Offering a wide selection of premium
cigars and cigar accessories, it’s no secret that
Harry’s is the place to go for a good smoke.
Located in the heart of Bayside, right off Bell
Boulevard, Harry’s is the perfect home away
from home for the cigar smoker, young and
old. Complete with comfy couches and some
60” flat screen televisions, Harry’s is the
perfect place to sit back, relax and light up in
BEST FIRST DATE VENUE
40-12 Bell Blvd, Bayside
718-224-2200 – www.bourbonstreetny.com
Looking to take your date someplace special?
Head over to Bourbon Street in Bayside any
time of the day. They offer delicious Cajun
food for lunch and dinner that is also available
for delivery. The cooks at Bourbon Street know
New Orleans style food and offer an authentic
taste of the South right here in Queens.
Bourbon Street has specials every weekday
on top of their already fair prices. They were
Bayside’s first rooftop bar and restaurant.
Bourbon Street’s rooftop seating is a great spot
for a date, and they also offer catering and
party rooms for your next big event. They have
seasonal events throughout the year including
contests, sports and more.