Three bar crawls near parks
Spend a day in the sun at either Central Park, Prospect Park or Astoria Park, then hit up three drinking holes nearby.
Mon Mar 21 2011
Hell Gate Social
Club 21 Bar & Lounge
For a change of scenery, migrate three blocks to this Czech beer garden. Snag a seat at one of the patio’s umbrella-covered wooden picnic tables and ask for the $15 bucket of five domestic beers (available daily 4–9pm), or stick to Czech beers such as Krusovice Dark for more authentic imbibing. Stay grounded with a kielbasa ($8) from the outdoor grill (opening late March/early April), which the barkeeps diligently fire up daily during warm weather.
- 30-09 21st St between 30th Ave and 30th Rd, Astoria, Queens (718-728-0305)
Walk off that growing beer belly with a 17-block stroll down 30th Avenue to MexiQ (or keep the paunch and hop on the Q18 bus). Tex-Mex barbecue and 48 taps await you. Grab a seat at one of the sidewalk tables and then order any draft you like in a 64-ounce growler for the table (yours to keep, $18–$55), or opt for the ever-changing $3 daily half-liter draft special. Tequila drinkers should pop in during weekend brunch, when bottomless margaritas (and Bloody Marias, mimosas and Mexican brews) are just $7 on top of an entrée price.
- 37–11 30th Ave between 37th and 38th Sts, Astoria, Queens (718-626-0333)