This artsy taqueria is home to a restaurant, a performance space, a kitschy downstairs lounge that hosts stand-up and improv comics on weekends and a secluded back patio. We suggest heading directly to the idyllic garden, where you can regroup from a sweaty afternoon at PS1’s Warm Up dance party with a few strong margaritas (pint $8, pitcher $26) and an order of chips and guacamole ($4.95–$6.95). 7-minute walk
The proximity between contemporary-art museum MoMA PS1 and much-mourned graffiti epicenter 5Pointz makes this corner of Queens a top choice for a day out, but on summer weekends, this block in Long Island City really comes alive. MoMA PS1 reignites its weekly Warm Up parties (Jun 28–Sep 6, $20, advance $18, 3pm–9pm) and this summer's performers include Yeezus producer Evian Christ, Dâm-Funk and the pop/electronic duo Cibo Matto. Events finish while the night is still young, so continue the good times with these choice Long Island City bars.
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