Mexican-inspired Cocktails and Southern Cuisine Makes This The Perfect Astoria Date Night
Have some afternoon cocktails before eating a decadent southern dinner in Astoria. Start at Bar Dalia, which offers craft cocktails, beer, and wine, along with Mexican small bites, that will solidify this as your new regular haunt. Sit in their sexy interior, with cool lighting fixtures and brick/tin-covered walls. Share small plates and orders of tacos as you sip on cocktails like the Sloe Pasión with mezcal, passion fruit sloe gin, lime juice and simple syrup, or the Guava Caipirinha with cachaca, guava, lime, and simple syrup.
Next, head to Sugar Freak, an authentic Southern restaurant in Long Island City with a menu full of Cajun-Creole cuisine. Get yourself and your S.O. something off their po’-boy menu, or try traditional Louisiana home cooking by way of their seafood boils and jambalaya. If you're feeling adventurous, try menu standouts like crawfish mac and cheese and popcorn alligator. Wash it all down with NOLA-style cocktails like hurricanes, zombies, or swamp juice for some finger-lickin’ good.
33-17 31st Ave, Queens
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