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Entries in NYC: Where to get your drink on (13)


Bye-bye Bohemian

Even the lil' ones love Studio Square!


"Promise me that you won't post details about Studio Square on your website. We can't let the secret out!" Emily said.

...Clearly, I didn't keep my word (sorry Em). Studio Square is Astoria's newest beer garden. Frankly, this 2-month-old oasis makes Queens' original beer garden, "Bohemian Hall," look like the desert. Step out of the concrete jungle and into a lush, spacious patio complete with a separate indoor venue, a few large bar stations and both a sushi and American-food counter. While I didn't eat, I did sample one (OK, make that 3) of Studio Square's homemade red sangria, chock full of chopped fruit. For a non-beer-drinker like myself, this sangria alone makes the trek to Queens all the more worth it (plus, I don't feel like "that high maintenance girl who we can't take to the beer garden b/c she doesn't drink brew").
While the summer's still in full swing, I highly suggest you go check out this incredible space! And trust me, you too will be saying "bye-bye Bohemian!"



Best. Happy hour. Deal. Ever.

Make note of this delicious deal that I happened upon last Thursday, my dear Belle's: Every Wednesday and Thursday evening, from 5:00pm-6:00pm, spend $10 on a cocktail at Rosa Mexicano, and get a FREE bowl of their signature handmade guacamole (+ chips and salsa)! For an appetizer that normally retails for $14, this makes for one hell of a "happy" hour.
Click *here* for more details!



Deals & Steals: Sushi Samba

Happy Hour Menu

EVENT: Happy Hour Menu (available at bar only)
WHAT: $2 - $3 - $4 food menu items & $5, $6, $7 drink specials
TIIME: 4:00pm – 7:00pm, 10pm – close: Sunday – Thursday (only available at the bar)

Happy Hour Drink Menu

Caipirinas & Mojitos: $5
Select beers (only 12 oz, excludes Gingo Kogen) $5

All still wines by the glass: $6
Sake’s by the glass: $7
(Excludes: Kasumi Tsuru Kimoto Honjozo, Kamoizumi Junmai Daigin)

Happy Hour Food Menu


  • Soy Glazed Edamame
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Assorted Vegetable Tempura
  • Chicken & Aji Amarillo Anticucho
  • Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll
  • Salmon Avocado Roll
  • Mini Chichaarron de Calamar


  • Japanese Chicken Wings
  • Chilled Oyster Sampler
  • Mini Yellowtail Seviche
  • Crispy Yellowtail Taquitos

Beer, sunburns & celebrations...Queens style

 Calling all boyfriends! If you didn't know this already, when your girl's birthday approaches, be ready for a week-long celebration...Suck it up, smile and deal with it! Last weekend, we went to dinner for Em's big day, and this weekend, we made the trek out to Astoria, Queens and celebrated with one-too many pitchers of Hoegaarden and Stella at the Bohemian Beer Garden.

Astoria is world-renowned for its authentic Greek cuisine and my old hair stylist, but it's also recognized for having one of the most unique outdoor venues in the five-boroughs. You may not look twice as you walk by this spot, as this hidden (well, not really) gem is located on a residential side street, just a couple of blocks from the N,R,W train stop at Astoria Blvd. Walk through its door, make your way through the bar, then hang a left and you're outside in a garden the size of a baseball field! Picnic tables, a band shell and greenery abound at this fantastic open space. Order a pitcher of imported beer, grab a seat one of many communal tables and start chuggin' your afternoon away!