N, W at Broadway
Just inches from the Broadway stop in Astoria, this family-owned Irish pub has been boozing up Queens residents since 1965. The front windows open wide, welcoming all for a drink (or, more often, twelve). The long bar, decorated with dart-league trophies and a rack of potato chips, fills the front of the pub. Rather incongruous flat-screen TVs dot the walls, amid the framed works of famous Irish poets and signs for the bar’s annual fishing trip. The back of the bar is filled with more traditional bar entertainments like a dart board, billiards, and a jukebox. Out back, there are a few tables and chairs set up for smokers.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.