By contrast, in deep Queens, you’ll find deeper New York history. Depending on your criteria, Neir’s could be the oldest bar in the city--and is by far the oldest in Queens. Neir's, under a few other names, was in its seventh decade by the time its hometown became NYC's biggest borough. Mae West performed here, and her portrait adorns the interior. The jukebox is stocked with Johnny Cash, and renovations a few years ago gave the bar draught capability so you can finally enjoy a Guinness at its best. The batch of great regulars will welcome you in and even tolerate your quoting Goodfellas, which filmed a few scenes here. Stop in for the history, stay for the great burger.
Odds you'll end up at Turkey's Nest whether you make the right decisions or the wrong ones in life, so tonight cry fowl at the other birdbrained dive bar in Williamsburg, the beloved duckduck, with its namesake décor, which shall forevermore be called duck-or. A diverse crowd fills this joint with good vibes, and good tunes, which equals great dancing. Bring cash -- they don't take credit, and they're passing the savings on to you. Beers for $2 is an outrageously good deal even by Brooklyn happy hour standards. Sadly the adjacent Goose tattoo parlor has closed, so you can’t commemorate the stop with a picture of a duck, a turkey, and a goose raising their drinks to each other. Anyway, you didn’t have time, because you’re moving on to…