Alewife

Not Rated.
AlewifeAlewife
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 28
Bottles: 75
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

514 51st Ave
Long Island City (Queens), New York, 11101-5879
United States
phone: (718) 937-7494

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @alewifenyc

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Place added by: slander on 10-05-2011

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 11
Photo of MKanaga
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been to Alewife Queens multiple times since it opened last month, and it has now become my regular beer bar. The service and selection of beers is top flight - all of the staff (bartenders, waiters, and barbacks) are extraordinarily knowledgeable about the beers they serve and are good sources for recommendations for "what to try next". The selection is really balanced across styles and geographies. The place has 28 draft lines which are being rotated at a fairly quick pace (a new beer comes online almost every day) and the cask ale selections have been good too. They also have a "Mug Club" which provides a good roadmap to trying beers from across the spectrum.

The atmosphere here is good, although it is a fairly large space and it hasn't quite picked up enough to justify all the room yet. There's always a good group drinking at the bar, though. The food is also very good, with high quality ingredients and some inventive dishes. The desserts are especially good. They just started brunch last weekend as well, which is excellent.

This place was a much needed addition to the Western Queens, NY area and provides a great alternative to the Manhattan mainstays. Also, the selection of international beers far outstrips many of those Manhattan bars, making this my go-to beer bar of choice.

Alewife in Long Island City (Queens), NY
93 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.