If you’re in Long Island City with a big group, get some beers at Alewife. This two-floor bar has more than 25 beers on tap, some of which they brew themselves. You can also play pool or pinball, or get some bar food and hang out at a picnic table in the backyard. There's a Happy Hour from open until close Monday-Thursday, too.
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M. Wells Steakhouse
If you live in this area, or you find yourself here often, M. Wells is a decent spot for a nice dinner. You can even follow it up with a drink at Dutch Kills for a pleasant, albeit expensive, evening in Queens. Unfortunately, that’s as weird as things are gonna get. Queens.
Tournesol is a French small plates restaurant in Long Island City that’s ideal for casual date night.
Gordo’s is a neighborhood Mexican restaurant near the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City with solid guacamole and house margaritas.
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DBA is a bar in the East Village that’s good for people who like whiskey and beer and drinking those things outside.
Verlaine Bar & Lounge
Verlaine is a bar and lounge on the Lower East Side whose best asset is its Happy Hour.
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