Astorians Harry Panagiotopoulos and George Dimou (Igloo Cafe) take the neighborhood sports bar up a notch with this 7,000-square-foot lounge. Housed in a former Off Track Betting parlor—a sign still hangs on the exposed-brick wall—the brew house features 18 beers on tap (Abita, Blue Moon) and nearly 20 by the bottle (Heineken, Amstel Light). In the 100-seat dining room—lined with high-def televisions and brown leather banquettes—tuck into Mediterranean dishes, like deep-fried feta and zucchini-and-eggplant pizza, inspired by the owners' Greek heritage.
Sweet Spot Sporting Lounge & Restaurant
|Venue name:||Sweet Spot Sporting Lounge & Restaurant||Contact:|
22-72 31st St
|Cross street:||between Ditmars Blvd and 23rd Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 3pm–4am; Sat, Sun 10am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd|
|Price:||Average beer: $6. AmEx, MC, V, Disc|