113-18 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Phone: (718) 843-4300
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Bars & Cafes
The Moka Nightclub and Lounge in Queens is a lesson in seduction. The club has a massive, multi-level design with undulating walls and ceilings that beckon patrons to different corners of the space. The space is also large and flexible enough to host large parties, bridal showers and corporate events. The bar serves a plethora of exotic rum drinks doled out with energy drinks.
Delicious American fare awaits you at the Calypso City & Rum Jungle. The place has a wide selection of dishes on its menu which spoils you for choice. The ambiance of the place is cozy with beautiful lights and well laid tables. The serving staff is friendly and at hand for prompt service. If you want to partake in the famed American meals, Calypso City & Rum Jungle is the place to go.
As you step into Neirs Tavern, you may think that it looks a bit familiar. It's quite possible considering the fact it's been featured in several TV series and films over the years, including Goodfellas. For over 180 years, Neirs has been a place to relax and enjoy a cold beer and a bite to eat. REasonably priced drinks and live music in a relaxed, no frills ambiance ensures Neirs has its regular customers, some of whom have probably been stopping by for a drink here for decades. The menu features a decent selection of classic American fare from burgers, sandwiches, salads, nachos and more. You can book a private event here as well. For details, visit the website.
This intimate wine bar in Forest Hills is well-known for paying as much attention to its food as its wine. A beautiful wood-topped bar greets patrons as they walk in to the intimate space bathing in golden light. The striking artwork on the walls is perhaps the only noticeable decor in the minimalist space. The wine list of about 80 spans some of the best wine-producing regions in the world, and has enough variety to please the oenophiles. Accompanying your tipples is a diverse selection of cured meats and cheeses. The dinner menu offers a selection of small plates like grilled calamari and serrano ham croquettes. There's a selection of large plates as well that offers Sauteed Sea Trout, Roasted Skate and Linguine among others. Diners can also opt for a three- course fixed menu offered twice a week. Check website for more.
Add "tapas" to your to-do list before getting on your plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5. Piquillo is a restaurant that offers tapas, cocktails and other Spanish specialties in a much appreciated quiet setting at this otherwise harried airport.
Mardi Gras is a Creole restaurant that serves up good food at modest prices and accompanied by good music. The dining room resembles an old fashioned country inn, with the bar on the first floor and restaurant seating on the second. Dine on Voodoo Pasta, Jammin' Jambalaya, and Slap Your Mama Silly Barbequed Ribs, as well as blackened ribeye, the fish of the day, bronzed chicken or pork chop, and some of the hottest chicken wings and fried chicken north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Now, New Orleans is only a subway ride away!
If a drink or two before a long flight puts you at ease, then you must wait at Vino Vilo for some really classy options. Located at Terminal 8 of JFK airport, this little wine bar serves a good range of wines; that will suit everybody's taste. Small plates and snacks are also available to go with your choice of spirit.
The family of owner Peter Benfaremo (the self-proclaimed Lemon Ice King of Corona) has been serving up Italian ices in this Queens location of Benfaremo for over 50 years. The ices come in dozens of flavors, ranging from standards like lemon, coconut and chocolate to exotics like peanut butter, cantaloupe and raspberry. All are made with fresh ingredients. Expect to wait for your ice as there is almost always a line, especially in the summer. Only cash payments are accepted.
Most of the Molasses' collection is composed of used books and covers a myriad of topics with no specific focus. Visitors can grab a coffee or even beer and wine from the store's selection. There are regular literary events and meets as well. The idea of creating a casual place to rummage through books, rather than a serious book-only establishment has made it a popular choice for those in the area.
The Sampler Bushwick is not your average New York bar or pub. The moment you walk in through the doors of this establishment, you will be greeted by shelves lined with an extensive variety of bottled beers. Walk further in, and you will be welcomed into the warmth of the bar. You can choose from draft beers and beers on tap at the bar, and if these options do not satisfy you, purchase a bottle from the store and enjoy it with your friends at the bar.
Radio Bushwick is quickly becoming a popular venue for musicians to perform and offers a casual and relaxed environment. Bar on the premises, makes it possible to sip on your favorite drink while enjoying a live performance. Record releases are also hosted at this venue and an internet radio station is also run from this location. DJ Parties are also hosted occasionally and offer an opportunity to shake a leg with friends.
It's hard to miss Cafeteria La Mejor on Suydam, with it's bright cyan facade that also sports a dash of pink. Locals frequent this little gem in Brooklyn for its superb selection of Cuban sandwiches and coffee to match. The menu is restrained, but hits the spot with a choice of six Cuban sandwiches including a veggie option. The coffee is from Stumptown and the selection includes the Cafecito, a Cuban espresso, Cortadito as well as Cafe Con Leche. Apart from this, they also have a choice of teas and sodas. Though there's a little seating area at the bar, most of the cafe's business happens at the window. There's also a little outdoor area to enjoy your brews.