Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Long Island City

by Michael Hsu, 10/02/2013

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  • Bars
    Libations in the City are not hard to come by. But Long Island City serves it all up with character. At the craft-beer bar Alewife Queens, you'll discover a range of hard-to-find beers on draught. Offerings include Dogfish Head 120 Minute Imperial IPA and Allagash Midnight Brett. Alewife also serves dinner, bar snacks and a weekend brunch that features locally harvested oysters, burgers and much more. Oenophiles visiting the neighborhood will want to stop by Domaine Bar a Vins, a chic and cozy wine bar that serves more than 40 wines by the glass. You can pull up a stool to the zinc bar and enjoy the live jazz, which starts at 9pm most nights. If you're more in the mood for handcrafted cocktails, head over to Dutch Kills. This speakeasy takes you back to the Prohibition era with hand-cut ice cubes, a ragtime-piano room strewn with sawdust and mixologists wearing old-timey vests. The $11 cocktails are embellished with all manner of fresh ingredients like grated cinnamon and house-made grenadine.

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