Queensland meets Queens at this Astoria spot, which proudly reps its Aussie roots throughout. Pinewood-planked walls are studded with indigenous artifacts like Australian spears and didgeridoos, and the menu matches these efforts to be faithful to Oz culture, with Australian-sourced lamb lollipops, beet-and-pineapple-topped burgers and a tiramisu made with Tim Tam cookies for a playful crunch. As expected, Foster's and Coopers are on tap, headlining a beverage program of Down Under–themed cocktails (one such tipple is named after a cricket stadium, natch), Australian and New Zealand wines, and craft beer.
The Thirsty Koala
|Venue name:||The Thirsty Koala||Contact:|
35-12 Ditmars Blvd
|Cross street:||between 35th and 36th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd|
|Price:||Average price for main course: $11, AmEx, MC, V|