5pm-7pm; select drinks $8
G at Long Island City-Court Sq.; E, G, R, V at Queens Plaza
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The wooden booths, robber-baron-era cocktails made with hand-cut ice, even the ragtime band playing in the sawdust-strewn back lounge—all will be familiar to anyone who has drunk at one of owner Sasha Petraske’s rapidly proliferating cocktail bars. But there’s a game-changing difference here: The drinks are $11 (as opposed to $13 to $15 at Little Branch or Milk & Honey), so you can try a few of the Queens-themed libations.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.