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Mad Donkey

32-07 36th Ave., Queens, NY 11106 40.756136 -73.928565
nr. 32nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-204-2070 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Dive Bar, Game Nights, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Bar

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Daily, 11am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at 36th Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Sandwiched between two storefronts and featuring a floor dusted in peanut shells, the Mad Donkey isn’t trying to impress any newcomers. But unlike some exclusive neighborhood joints, this bar has a playful side. Bartenders tease sloppy drinkers to "keep their [pea]nuts off the bar;" they reply with a request to get "paddled." A list of beers on tap is scrawled on a chalkboard, but most ignore it to order novelty cocktails like the Donkey Fish Bowl. Polaroids of those who dared to finish two of the strong punch drinks alone (and succeeded) decorate the ceiling. Nightly specials keep the joint from getting stale for regulars, and heaping plates of burgers and fries roll out as reinforcements as the night progresses. Both the rowdy crowd and bartenders seem confident you'll join them in having a good time—and will probably offer you a spare Red Bull Bomb if you need help getting there.