30-09 34th St (btwn 30th & 31st Ave)
Astoria, NY 11103
Sweet Afton steps into the neighborhood bar role on Astoria's 34th Street with an old-turned-new feel accentuated by mismatched chairs, recycled tables, and a bar made out of shipping crates. Local beers and whiskeys please locals who come by in the evenings, as does a menu of reliable comfort foods like mac & cheese, deep-fried Brooklyn pickles, and Pat LaFrieda burgers with state-made bacon. Sweet Afton rises above simple beer bar status with a buzzy cocktail line-up, among which the spicy The Monarch (with tequila mezcal, pineapple, and lime) is a standout.