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Dutch Kills

Bars, Cocktail bars Long Island City
5 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
Dutch Kills (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana MarroquinDutch Kills
Dutch Kills (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana MarroquinDutch Kills
Dutch Kills (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana MarroquinDutch Kills
Dutch Kills (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana MarroquinDutch Kills
Dutch Kills (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana MarroquinDutch Kills

By now, bar pioneer Sasha Petraske’s formula is pretty familiar: natty bartenders, precise drinks and little (if any) signage. What separates Long Island City's Dutch Kills from the rest is space. The plentiful elbow room makes it a comfortable place to enjoy cocktails like the rye-based Garibaldi, made with lime juice, Campari and mellow white grapes. The Infante takes the familiar pairing of tequila and lime, and lightens it up with homemade orgeat (rosewater and almond syrup) and nutmeg. The cocktail price tag of $8–$11 is a welcome break from the $16-a-drink norm across the river. And if you go on a weekday, you can escape the city crowds as well.


Venue name: Dutch Kills
Address: 27-24 Jackson Ave
Cross street: at Dutch Kills St
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–2am
Transport: Subway: E, G, R to Queens Plaza
Price: Average drink: $9. Cash only
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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A speakeasy-esque bar with no lines? Sign me up! I had a really good time when I was here. The place was dimly lit and at the time, there was still some light outside that came through the sky light. The bartenders were super friendly and helpful when it came to helping my friend and I choose drinks. I really recommend it! 

My friends recommended this bar on a recent visit to NY and I loved every bit of this place. The service was fantastic - I asked for the bartender's choice both times, with different spirit requirements, and both times they totally delivered. I love how it's sexy but also super low key, and you really feel like you've disappeared into some other world entirely. Can't wait to come back.


A perfect cocktail bar, especially if you're trying to impress someone. Everyone knows about the "speakeasies" in the city, but not everyone knows about spots in the other boroughs.

It's a little off the beaten path, but not too far from the train. You can easily grab dinner somewhere else in LIC and head here for a night-cap after leaving MoMa PS1. Ideal LIC date night in my opinion. 


I absolutely, truly, madly, deeply, love Dutch Kills. Brought to us by the owners of Milk & Honey, Dutch Kills brings the high quality cocktail experience to Long Island City, minus the pretension that plagues bespoke cocktail bars in Manhattan. The drinks are fantastic, the bartenders extremely talented, and the atmosphere classy, yet cozy. If you catch them on a slow night, the bartenders flex their talent by devising new cocktails based on your general taste and if you bug them enough they may even let (talented) friends try their hand at the bar's back piano. Food can be a bit pricy, but is still delicious - and sometimes super necessary after several cocktails.

The Long Island City bar is a welcome spot if you live nearby—and even if you don’t, it’s worth hopping the train to escape the crush of city bars. Keep your eyes peeled—the entrance can be hard to find since the sign is pretty small, but once inside, grab a bar seat or cozy table, then work your way through the affordable cocktail list while listening to old school jazz. Drinks are straightforward but perfectly made, and bartenders are willing to go off menu to craft a drink you’ll love. And they’re pretty too—ice comes out perfectly chipped, and fresh garnishes add aromatics.