6 best places for Happy Hour in Astoria

By Alissa Salvatore

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

After a hard day’s work, every Astorian deserves to kick back and relax with a specialty cocktail and some delicious bites. With an eclectic array of both old and new spots to choose from, the perfect happy hour is just around the corner. Grab your cash, your BFF, and keep that Uber on speed dial. Hey…its 5 o’clock somewhere.

Queen’s Room

All Hail the Queen! By day, this bistro has got all the European café feels that can inspire any writer sipping on their matcha latte. When the clock strikes 4pm, happy hour begins, and it’s time to put away that laptop. Indulge in their $10 cocktails like their spiked apple cider, any draft or bottled beer for $5, and their sparkling, red or white wines for $7. Don’t forget to pair the drinks with their happy hour food menu featuring dishes like their succulent mussels and baked feta.

@queensroomnyc

Happy Hour: Monday all night, Tuesday- Friday 4-7pm

3602 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105 / (347) 987-3994 / @queensroomnyc


The Highwater

When the temperature drops and you feel like you need a break from the harsh New York winter, head to The Highwater where it’s summer all year round! This tiki bar will have you throwing back tropical drinks for only $8 a pop, from classic daiquiris to mojitos. Their happy hour food menu is a must, with unique dishes like spam musubi, kalua pork sandwiches, truffle taro fries and more.

@thehighwaternyc

Happy Hour: Tuesday- Friday 1:30-7pm

34-20 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106 / (917) 745-0407/ @thehighwaternyc


 Off the Hook

This gem tucked away on 34th St. is cozy, intimate and the perfect spot to catch up with your seafood loving friends. Complete with a raw bar and dishes like tuna nachos or lobster mac and cheese, there’s no shortage of seafood centric dishes to share. Happy hour specials include wines for $7, beers for $5, mixed drinks for $8 and $1 oysters.Happy

@offthehookrawbar

Hour: Monday-Friday 4-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-3

2808 34th St, Queens, NY 11103 / (718) 721-2112 / @offthehookrawbar


Sek’end Sun

There is never a dull moment at Sek’end Sun with the constant entertainment they offer. Whether they are hosting comedy shows, drag brunches, salsa nights or lgbtq+ ladies night, you’ll always find something fun going on. Tuesday nights boast a free beer with your purchase of a burger, and Wednesdays pair a glass of wine and cheeseboard for just $16. Their happy hour specials include $2 off draft beer, wine and select mixed drinks.

@sekendsun 

Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 5-7pm

32-11 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106/ (917) 745-0745/ @sekendsun 


Tufino Pizzeria

Nothing says happy hour like a great pie (pizza that is). So grab that passport and head over to Tufino for that Neapolitan taste. Their custom wood burning oven was hand built in Naples using lava ash from Mt. Vesuvius. They’ve got Nonna’s meatballs and lots of other authentic dishes. But I bet you didn’t think they’d have a full vegan menu with everything from mozzarella sticks to penne alla vodka. Happy hour includes half priced wine and beer.

@tufinopizzeria 

Happy Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7pm.

36-08 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105 (718) 278-4800 / @tufinopizzeria 


Ruta Oaxaca

Celebrating their one year anniversary, Ruta brings Oaxacan fare to Broadway, offering four different takes on mole. While you can find traditional dishes like guacamole and nachos, you’ll want to take your after work crew to try the more exciting dishes like the chicken bunuelo with mole oaxaca, platono macho puree, pear confitadas and baby arugula salad. Their happy hour specials range from $7 margaritas and sangria, to $8 shots and discounted beers. Make sure to head over every Tuesday for the $13.95 taco deal!

@rutaoaxacame

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7pm Bar Only

35-03 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106 / (929) 349-1228 / @rutaoaxacame

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