Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-3am; Sun, noon-1am
4pm-9pm; half-price drinks
Thu, 4pm-9pm; $3 well, $4 drafts, $12 bucket
Fri, 9pm-10pm; $2 shots, $3 drafts
Sat, 4pm-3am; half-price Jager bomb shots
Sun, 9pm-midnight; half-price drinks
N, Q at 30th Ave.
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Deep in Astoria, on the border of Ravenswood, is Club 21, a portal into a Central European beer hall. Here, Czechs and Manhattan transplants alike sip Krusovice, Radeberger, and Straropramen at scruffy wooden tables; out back is the other, cozier Astorian beer garden, a patio densely packed with picnic tables and kielbasa on the outdoor grill. There are unbeatable happy hour specials every day for neighborhood clock punchers, and hot drinks like grog and spiked cider for thawing out on frosty days. Inside, a makeshift stage hosts live music, and D.J.'s take over on weekend nights, spinning for a younger crowd. The owners welcome ladies to dance on the bar, which is helpfully outfitted with an aluminum pole. But this is still a family place, and all generations can bond over the old-world menu: the pierogies and schnitzel are good enough to upstage Grandma’s home cooking.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.