Alewife Queens | Long Island City, New York
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Alewife Queens
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Bar

5-14 51st Ave
Long Island City, New York United States 11101 [ print map ]
718 937 7494 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Fri: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am; Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Mayor: mansquito (3) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 100+

Alewife Queens

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Beer Available At Alewife Queens (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Barrier Undertow Dunkel Rauch , Barrier Bumble Double Wheat IPA 77, Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious 96, Port City Ways & Means 81, Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 89, Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 100, Barrier Copernicus Cream , Barrier Imposter Pilsener 67, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois 95, Trois Dames líAmoureuse No 1 (Blanche) 86, Singlecut Townes Lemon Squeezer Light Lagrrr! , Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch: Beerly Legal Saison , Ninkasi Total Domination IPA 94, Ninkasi Believer Double Red 95, Ninkasi Wunderbier 57, Ninkasi Quantum Pale Ale 53, Ninkasi Maiden the Shade 96, Ninkasi Single Hop Series - Multihead
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24 reviews for Alewife Queens
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  84%
 Selection  85%
 Food  76%
 Value  71%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
PRBeer  (317) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 22, 2015
I really enjoyed my first visit here today. I had to be in the area early on a Sunday morning...Alewife is one of the few places open before noon (11AM for brunch). Great atmosphere...obviously empty at this hour...but that give me a chance to get to know the place better. I also had a great server named Leeza...very helpful with the beers...and very enjoyable with the conversation. I had 2 flights of maybe 2-3 other samples Leeza introduced me too. They feature many unique, US, and especially local. My favorite of the visit was Finbackís Miasma Black IPA...but also enjoyed the Empire White Aphro Witbier with lavender, and the Big Alice Smoked Saison. Although I didnít eat (had just eaten prior)...I sat next to others that did...and the food looked and smelled great...definitely wonít make that same mistake on my next visit. LIC is a great place to spend an afternoon of the Alewife...but also Rockaway, Big Alice, & Transmitter. I highly recommend Alewife Queens...worth a special trip...and visit the Beer Closet across the street for some bottles & growler fills.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | March 2, 2015
This is a great neighborhood bar in LIC. Good food, grassy great beer menu, 4samplers for 10$, great service (thanks Lisa). For beer week, they had a cool little food and beer pairing menu for 20 bucks. A must in this beer rich part of Queens.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel  (204) some beerplace , Belgium | February 7, 2015
Big bar with a very local feel to it . Nice selection , especially bottles were more than Iíve seen around . Honoust prices and a friendly service . They do flights as well for about 10 $ . Cool
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito  (97) Nueva York, New York | November 15, 2014
This place is pretty good in my mind. It is quite large, and the two times I have been there, there was plenty of space to sit. If this bar was in another city, it would almost certainly be filled to the brim (Iím looking at your DC and your crowded bars). The beer selection is quite good, focused mostly on US craft beer, but having some Belgian, Swiss, and Dutch beers. I didnít look at the bottle list (but really, buying bombers in a bar is pretty pointless, unless the bomber is proper rare). The service was friendly, but the bartenders seemed to not come to our table nearly enough to top off our beers. The food is quite good, and I would argue that it is actually a pretty good value. Worth a stop. A Ratebeerian would certainly find something that he or she has not yet had (I know for a fact because one of the beers there had 0 ratings on RB).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
starny  (16) New York | September 12, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (676) London, England | September 8, 2014
A very solid bar in a pretty convenient part of Queens. Nice draft selection that highlights a good number of local breweries. Typical NYC prices (so a little high) but they do have a great happy hour special on select drafts, which can be very good. The food is quite tasty and good value. Efficient and friendly service. The sports bar vibe in here can be a little grating. But other than that this is a really good spot. Worth checking out if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1472) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 11, 2014
Visited May 30, 2014.

Years ago I was able to visit the other location in Baltimore so it made sense to stop here too. This was the fourth stop of the evening, after the three breweries in Long Island City. Itís about half way between Rockaway and Transmitter. Nice place all around. Kind of dark but the service was friendly, there was music playing, and they gave some free tasters of things, so all around Iíd say it was a good stop. Thatís not to mention the fact that theyíve got a lot of locals on tap that might be new to you. This was also my first taste of some of the newer breweries around like Single Cut (even though that was the next stop on the itinerary) and Other Half. I donít know if Iíll be back in the immediate area again but if I do find myself there Iíll most likely stop in here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186  (167) North Tonawanda, New York | January 28, 2014
Ambiance: Decent Place, has some nice wooden tables, bar area seats about a dozen people with plenty of other tables too Service: Decent, Staff Knowledgeable and Efficient Selection: A decent selection which includes lots of local selections in it too. Food: Decent, burger was pretty solid along with the irish nachos Value: Food was decent priced for the area, drafts were okay but bottle prices were outrageous, paid 38 dollars for a 10 bomber.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 3, 2013| Updated July 4, 2013
lots of room, always something interesting on tap, easy to get to. itís cool that theyíre friendly to the neighborhood brewers and put their stuff up.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | April 29, 2013
Good space, and obviously good for the neighborhood. Great selection with regular brewery tap takeover events so lots of rare stuff showing up, decent value on happy hour. Roof deck couild be better if there was a view.

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