2021: Queens Voted Bantry Bay Publick House Best Bartender!
Bantry Bay Publick House
33-01 Greenpoint Ave, Long Island City
(718) 784-9500 – bantrybaynyc.com
A great bartender can make the experience of going out to the bar better for everyone. At Bantry Bay Publick House, the bartenders are the real deal. In addition to the bar’s homey interior, the bartenders provide a welcoming atmosphere that puts customers at ease, because the bartenders want to know their customers better. Like they say in “Cheers”, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. With the bar regularly rotating local brews into its draft selection, the bartenders at Bantry Bay Publick House are there to help give you recommendations if you want to try something new, all while keeping the good vibes alive while you’re there.
2020: Queens Voted Katch Astoria Best Bartender!
33-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria
(718) 777-2230 – katchastoria.com
Katch Astoria is a gastropub and eatery known for their huge bar that contains over 70 TVs, making it the perfect place to watch a big game or spend time with friends. Offering weekly food and drink specials, trivia nights, weekend bottomless brunch, themed event parties, happy hour specials and live performances of local artists and entertainers, there is always something happening at Katch and their bartenders are there to make your experience a memorable one.
2019: Queens Voted Local Pour House Best Bartender!
Local Pour House
213-11 41st Ave., Bayside
(718) 224-7687 – www.facebook.com/baysideNY11361
Local Pour House is a Bayside favorite. With 30 beers on tap and their chef’s own take on classic bar food, there is something there for everyone. They have more than 20 TVs to watch sports and events with music and drink specials. What Local Pour House is really known for is their customer service. Their bartenders go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome from the moment they walk in the door until they leave. Their friendly owners are often at the establishment, and the staff is ready and willing to accommodate their customers so everyone has a great experience.
2018: Queens Voted Fillmore’s Tavern Best Bartender!
166-02 65th Ave., Queens, NY 11365
The last of the Corner Neighborhood Restaurants. Where real New Yorkers eat and drink. Use the back door of this ‘Speak Easy’ and tell them ‘Rick Sent Ya’. Casual is Cool! For over 30 Years, 3,000 Friends, 3,000,000 Stories. Fillmore’s original 2 story structure fronting 65th Avenue was built in 1912 as a tavern. The area we now know as Fresh Meadows from 73rd Ave. to the LIE and 164th St. to Utopia Pkwy. was called “Kerosene Heights” by the locals because it was the last neighborhood in Flushing to be electrified.
2017: Queens Voted Neir’s Tavern Best Bartender!
87-48 78th St., Woodhaven, NY, 11421. 718-296-0600
Its roots run deep and so do reviews of its staff. The historic Neir’s Tavern, founded in 1829, not only takes home the crown for best bar, but it is also home to the borough’s best bartender. Pay the borough’s best bar a visit and you can quite possibly have your drink poured by Queens’ number one tender of bar.