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Sweet Afton

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30-09 34th St., Queens, NY 11103 40.765331 -73.918981
nr. 30th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-777-2570 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Outdoor Area
Photo by Jackie Klempay

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Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm; $2 off house cocktails and select draft beers; $6 wine and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at 30th Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


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. Yet there’s still a real, authentic neighborhood vibe here—the lack of flat screens makes the whole place attractively analog, and the honest emphasis on all things handmade and local makes the bar feel bigger than the sum of its parts. A great beer selection with local brews complements a menu with helpings of mac and cheese, sides of local bacon, a beautiful burger, and beer-battered, deep-fried McClure’s pickles (the kitchen is open until midnight and a late night menu until closing). 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). There are some 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).