Astoria Bier & Cheese

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

34-14 Broadway
Queens, New York, 11106-1197
United States

(718) 545-0403 | map
astoriabierandcheese.com

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Added by Billolick on 12-09-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
1.93%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Although my rating might not reflect it, this is one my favorite places in NYC. The focus and the quality of both the cheese and beer programs are second to none.

This past Wednesday afternoon was my third or fourth trip to AB&C. The space isn't huge but doesn't feel cramped either. It's white and bright inside with a bunch of small tables off to the right. Straight behind that is a small bar that seats 8-10 people with a long cooler unit filled with cheese. The left side of the joint has a bunch of snacks and jarred foods, a big fridge filled with single bottles of beer, and more shelves of unrefrigerated single beers. Not the largest selection in the world, but it is carefully curated with some goodies to be found for sure.

The bar is my favorite feature. White tiles line the wall with beer prices, food specials, etc. written in marker. Ten taps come straight out of the wall, each with a tag containing a hand-drawn picture of which beer is on tap. This particular time, it was Queens Beer Week, so all 10 taps were from NYC. From what I can remember there was an imperial stout w/ adjuncts, a pilsner, a cider, a porter, two IPAs, an imperial IPA, a gose, a Belgian blond ale, and something else I can't recall. In prior visits, they have always had a mix of local, non-local domestic, and imported beers on tap.

I ordered a beer & cheese pairing plate which was to die for. Four cheeses paired with four beers... or so I thought. Pairings are the bar's choice and I was given three beers and a cider. I was cool with it, I can branch out and get down with a little cider, but I could see it throwing somebody off. All four pairings were spot on. Little pieces of crusty bread to enjoy with the cheese and a tiny piece of dehydrated strawberry to cleanse the palate between each cheese. I'm in heaven.

Given my love of beer and cheese, it's no surprise I like this place. It's a must-stop every time I'm in the area now.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
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Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens, NY
4.14 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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