Astoria Bier & Cheese
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Billolick:
4.05/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Part of a growing Astoria craft beer (or bier) scene. This place offers the expected healthy helpings of artisinal cheese and other snacky food choices and of course rows and shelves of quality bottles as well as the obligatory growler filling capability.
I'm a big fan of good cheese, so high marks for food given. They will creat a cheese plate for you and match it with a beer. Friendly and knoldedgable service is always a big plus.
Rectangular room, with large windows up front looking out onto the busy street scene. The beer are to the left on shelving units and in some free standing displays. Growler filling and food/cheese options are tot he right. Comfortable place for a beer and a bite, with smaller tables up front. Nice tap lines. Check out beermenus.com for up to date selection options. Prices are more reasonable for 12 or 16 ounce pours ($6-7) then for growlers (several at or above $20 for 64 ounces). Seems they are charging near the 16 ounce rate for the growler fills, and basically buying you one beer back. So growlers are near prohibitively pricey, compared to what you might be used to.
Very positive addition to the neighborhood.
About 15 mins from Laguardia and 20 mins from Citi Feild.
01-06-2013 22:14:30 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$
After walking about 400 miles from Roosevelt Island to Astoria in the middle of a beautiful, sunny and warm late-December day, the wife and I couldn't wait to drink four million beers to soothe our mighty sore feet, legs and thighs. Astoria Bier & Cheese does the trick, no doubt. A bright, large space right on the main drag on Broadway.
Some tables as you enter to the right, then a beautiful marble bar and a cheese-and-meat counter with lots of expensive goodies. A cooler with beers right behind, to take home or drink at the joint ($2 corking fee ain't bad). Also a ton of room-temp beers right next to the cooler.
Some nice finds: Keegan Super Kitty, Big John, Even More Jesus ($16.99), Evil Twin Bozo ($17.99), Founders Sweet Repute ($22.99).
On tap: Stone Smoked Porter Vanilla, Singlecut Billy Full, Blue Mountain, Great South Way, Peekskill... lots of IPA's, nothing super crazy but serviceable, and the bottles fill in for my big-beer needs.
Great beer-minded food: cheese curds with artisanal bread, sandwiches to die for (pungent cheese-and-prosciutto, brie-and-ham). Yum!
Not crowded on a Saturday evening, wish I could have this in Manhattan... a chill time, they have some magazines to boot and I happily read about luxury hotels in faraway lands while imbibing and munching. Music could be better, though... ABBA, really??
Expensive overall (75 bucks for a bunch of beers, sandwiches and cheese curds), and another 55 bucks for the best truffle butter ever and an Evil Twin beer to go home. But hey, whatever... it was fun. Definitely would and will come back.
12-22-2013 05:43:40 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Astoria Bier & Cheese in Astoria (Queens), NY
93 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.