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13 Reviews
Reviews: 13
Visits: 28
Avg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 28
Bottles: 75
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

Place added by: slander on 10-05-2011

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 28
Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'm surprised this place hasn't gotten more love yet. It's a great to see a place like this open in Queens. It's comfortable, friendly service, well designed, tasty food, and has a great beer list. My only complaint, and this is sort of personal, is that I'd rather see more NY beers on tap and fewer expensive Scandinavian craft beers. Yes, they're pretty good brews, but they're not cheap and they're not typically much more amazing than what's brewed in and around NYC.

It's near the 7 & G trains, just a couple blocks north of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If the weather's nice, it's also just off the East River bike path/lane. You might even consider is a great pit stop between the Brooklyn Brewery and the Beer Gardens in Astoria.

Possibly the best craft beer bar in Queens. It could go back and forth with MexiQ over the best draft list, but Alewife easily wins on atmosphere. Check it out.

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Photo of unclejazz
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I really felt that the prices reflected the quality of selection. It was nice to have the option of beer flights. The food selection was impressive and they have great french fries to go with the Belgian style beers. I am glad this is on the outskirts of my neighborhood. Good bar for winter. Some of the bottled beer was really expensive, but this means they have options for a special occasion including quads, lambics, barrel-aged small batch stuff. Also they had some great international micro-brews from Sweden and Denmark.(bonus points!!)

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Photo of MKanaga
4.8/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Alewife in Queens, NY
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.