Discover Autumn in Astoria with these New Hotspots!
November has arrived! As the temperatures start to dip and those cozy vibes kick in, we’re rolling out the red carpet for all things fun and fabulous in Astoria this season. Forget hibernating – it’s time to savor scrumptious bites, sip on cocktails, and embark on some indoor adventures. We have the lowdown on what’s hot and happening in Astoria this November. So , let’s get ready to embrace the autumn spirit, Astoria-style.
A great way to stay in shape and try a new sport this fall can be found at Long Island City’s brand new City Pickle location! City Pickle’s first Queens-based location offers players an indoor pickle ball club complete with a restaurant and bar. All player levels are welcomed and encouraged. City Pickle’s courts are set at a controlled temperature, and are available for interested players to reserve in advance. Rental paddles are also available for players to use for $6, should they forget to bring their own. Be sure to bring a friend and enjoy some fun at City Pickle!
9-03 44th Rd. / @citypickle
Still have summer on your mind? Take a trip to beautiful Mexico without leaving Astoria at Ayy Chihuahua. Astoria’s newest establishment prides itself on being an authentic Mexican restaurant right on Ditmars. The space is large, welcoming, and perfect for enjoying delicious food and equally as impressive cocktails. Customers can anticipate classic Mexican fare such as a variety of tasty taco, fajita, and enchilada options. However, we recommend deviating from the more mainstream Mexican dishes, and trying the entraña a la parrilla, which consists of grilled skirt steak accompanied by fried rice, corn, mushroom, and serrano. Pair your meal with one of the innovative cocktails at Ayy Chihuahua and prepare to enjoy!
36-16 Ditmars Blvd. / @ayychihuahuaofficial
Sidekick at Sweet Afton
Astoria favorite Sweet Afton has a new addition in the form of the Sidekick bar, right next door. Open on Friday and Saturday nights, Sidekick recently opened for patrons to enjoy just what makes Sweet Afton such a local gem. After 14 years in the neighborhood, Sidekick offers patrons delicious food options to enjoy with their cocktail, ranging from cauliflower al pastor quesadilla and Philly cheesesteak, to the outstanding mac and cheese balls. Standout cocktails at Sidekick include the Good Company, which consists of gin, cherry, lime, angostura bitters, honey, dolin rouge and cocchi di torino. Welcome to your new weekend spot!
30-09 34th St. / @sweetaftonbar
Let’s face it: the best sandwiches are just better stuffed. Stuff’d is here to bring you the delicious things in life, over the top in the tastiest way. Located on Broadway and 29th Street, Stuff’d brings customers a trendy vibe and delicious food. For sandwich lovers, anticipate plenty of great options to try. Our pick? The American, filled with chicken tenders, bacon, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, french fries, lettuce, Doritos ranch chips, ranch dressing, and chipotle mayo. From the wall murals to the innovative sandwiches, Stuff’d is the place to enjoy all things delicious.
29-09 Broadway / @stuffd.nyc
Bringing Brazilian delicacies to Astoria, TAP NYC offers customers the chance to enjoy the rich flavors of tapioca right on Ditmars. Boasting a completely gluten-free menu, TAP NYC offers a wide variety of delicious options such as açaí bowls, smoothies, tapioca wraps, and egg wraps. The must-try? Any of the original tapioca wrap options. But, our standout choice is the lean steak club, complete with a tapioca flour and parmesan-crusted wrap, and filled with lean steak, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula, and a basil pesto sauce. Healthy, affordable, and delicious, we are certainly welcoming this flavorful addition to the neighborhood!
33-07 Ditmars Blvd. / @tap_nyc
Waterfront Club LIC
Elevate your night out with an evening at Long Island City’s own Waterfront Club. The 50-seat restaurant is a hidden gem, complete with an expert-curated food and cocktail menu. The Waterfront Club has the look of a quintessential New York City style lounge, complete with a beautifully adorned bar and elegant decor. The menu is full of delectable options, from smaller plates to more filling options. Our picks are the lobster crispy rice, topped with a black truffle emulsion, or the Wagyu burger for something a bit more hearty for the crisp November nights. Why not pair your meal with one of The Waterfront’s signature cocktails? Our pick is the Waterfront’s take on the Old Fashioned, complete with whisky, plum bitters, lavender syrup and añejo tequila.
47-20 Center Blvd. / @waterfrontclublic
Happy November! Be sure to bring a friend and enjoy.