Relax here: Beer and jazz in Queens
Fri Feb 5 2010
Brooklyn's got beer. Manhattan's got jazz. But if you want both at the same time, you're going to have to head to Queens. The beloved brew haven Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave at 29th St, Astoria, Queens; 718-274-4925, bohemianhall.com) has been hosting live jazz every Friday night (8pm, no cover) in its downstairs dining room, and if you happen to show up early (5--8pm), you can score selected pitchers at $10 a pop.
Taking the stage tonight will be electric jazz quartet Moth to Flame, whose mellow funk brings together elements of Chick Corea and Steely Dan. Check out its instrumental take on "Do It Again"—these synth-tastic tones are sure to put you at ease. Live music at this venue is not a first; open mics happen every Wednesday, and come summer the garden is host to two weekly evening serenades. But beer and jazz on a cold winter's night? That might be one thing worth the chilly trek.