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41-19 30th Ave., Queens, NY 11103 40.763468 -73.91403
at 41st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-943-6899 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Game Nights, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar, Wine Bar
Photo by Liz Clayman

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Mon-Fri, 4pm-3am; Sat-Sun, noon-3am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; specials vary

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at Steinway St.; N, Q at 30th Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The Astoria nightlife fixtures here—wrought iron, glistening tile—suggest just another neighborhood bar. But Blackbird’s delivers something a bit more notable: an easygoing All-American sports spot, smart enough for dinner with parents but loose enough for all-day weekend drinking sessions. The interior is lovingly maintained and immaculately clean, featuring log-cabin-style walls, flat-screens, darts, and a jukebox, and the whole space is enveloped in enormous bay windows. The staff is unpretentious even in all black uniforms and knowledgeable about the international twelve-strong tap list (mostly German beers like Hofbrau, Weihenstephaner, and Radeberger Pilsner alongside the domestic Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale.) The quasi-tapas—elegant versions of pub grub like guacamole, burgers, and sliders—impress; late at night, you even get a complimentary pint with your nosh.