With Sweet Afton, the owners of Wilfie & Nell have transported some downtown glam to Astoria. From the liquors infused in-house to the foods highlighting local suppliers to the shockingly friendly recycled-industrial interior, the place is charmingly well thought-out. A great beer selection with local brews complements a menu with helpings of mac ‘n’ cheese, sides of local bacon, a beautiful burger, and beer-battered, deep-fried McClure’s pickles. Even every scrap of furniture — from the light fixtures to the rafters — has some ridiculous provenance (the bar is made out of old shipping crates, some with stamps sill blazed on the side). Try the signature cocktails, like the Monarch (jalapeño-infused tequila, Buen Bicho Mezcal, Velvet Falernum, pineapple, lime) and the Ginger Baker (Four Roses Bourbon, ginger, Cocchi Americano, Combier, and Haber’s Tonic).