Get Your Drink On In Astoria This Drinksgiving
It’s a big moment for bars, clubs, and alcohol everywhere; the night before Thanksgiving where friends rally and partake in a little bit of real fun before the ensuing family fun. Celebrate Drinksgiving—it’s one of your only chances to indulge as much on a Wednesday—at these prime locations in Astoria where a lively night out is nearly guaranteed.
Doha Bar and Lounge
Aesthetic is a valued concept at Doha, where neon lights illuminate the floor, signature frozen drinks are just as lucent, and the food is worthy enough to be featured on your Instagram story. With $1 wing Wednesdays and $7 cocktail happy hours from 5-7pm, flip the script by making this lounge the storm before the calm that is Thanksgiving.
38-34 31st St LIC | 347.443.8355 | @dohabarlounge | 3.5 Yelp Stars
A change of pace from Doha, Deja Vu is a dimly lit and thoroughly ornamented drink space with the vibes you’d expect from a place that has a beautiful red-brick bar. Don’t think for a second that this spot isn’t just as lively, though. Karaoke Wednesdays, room to dance, and hookah offerings all make for a worthwhile trip for an eventful night out. Make sure to try out one of their traditional Mediterranean dishes in the Sudjuk Meze (sliced house-made dry flat salami) or Karnache (signature sausages served with fries, pickles, and red sauce).
3322 28th Ave | 718.267.8212 | @dejavunewyork | 4.5 Yelp Stars
This dedicated karaoke bar is not only one of—if not the—only ones in Astoria, but has been listed among the absolute best in all of New York City by NBC and Thrillist! Private rooms are each gorgeously designed with diverse themes ranging from trippy space wallpaper to…Elvis. Modest drink prices make up for an extensive list of options including a very intriguing Peach Sake and several fishbowls. So whether you’re ready to do the Mashed Potatoes or something a little less Turkey Day-related, Shout is your spot in this neighborhood.
32-46 Steinway St | 718.569.0080 | @karaokeshout | 3 Yelp Stars
It’s tough to pinpoint the experiential depth of visiting this conveniently located bar just off the corner of Broadway and 33rd St. But as the LGBTQ-friendly establishment says itself, if you’re, “looking to see a sickening lip-sync, watch a dramatic death drop, and hear some stunning live singing,” then Icon is the place to be. Weekly events that feature several drag shows per week with lively crowds and strong drinks make this popular location a fun visit on any night.
31-84 33rd St | 917.832.6364 | @iconastoria | 4.5 Yelp Stars
For a night of dancing and cocktails, come to Tantra! Ladies Night officially kicks off in November, every Thursday, with a $9 happy hour starting from 5-8pm and no cover charge. Ladies get 2-for-1 cocktails all night, but don’t worry, after 8pm they’ll be plenty of flashy cocktails as well as champagne specials. They’ll be showcasing some of the best DJ talent and live performances on Thursdays. So, be sure to check their Instagram for the performance schedule and prepare to dance the night away!
35-50 31st St | 718.937.4574 | @tantra_astoria | 3 Yelp Stars