With 2011 Best of Astoria just around the corner, thought we'd take this chance to show you last year's winners. Categories and nominees will be announced on December 1st.

 

Best WLA discount?

2-for-1 cocktails at DiWine 43%

2-for-1 drinks at Hell Gate Social 26%

$1 beers at The Quays 20%

25% off entire bill at Ornella 10%

 

Best sidewalk cafe?

Ovelia 46%

Grand Café 24%

Flo 15%

Athens Café 13%

 

Best gay-friendly bar?

MiX 34%

Sissy McGinty’s 25%

Crescent Lounge 25%

Albatross 15%

 

Astoria’s best burger?

BareBurger 39%

Sweet Afton 21%

Petey’s Burger 19%

Zuzie’s 4%

Burger Garage 2%

 

Best gym?

CrossFit Queens 22%

NYSC 17%

The Rock 14%

Club Fitness 9%

 

What’s the best hangover cure in Astoria?

Coffee and a bagel at Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company 42%

Late night eats at NeptuneDiner 29%

More drinking the next day at the Beer Garden18%

Pizza a La Vita Mia 5%

A morning jog around Astoria Park 4%

 

Best place to hook up?

Astoria Brewhouse 31%

Sweet Afton 26%

Hell Gate Social 22%

Rapture Lounge12%

Winegasm 4%

 

Best new addition?

5 Napking Burger 29%

Canz 16%

MexiQ 13%

Mad Donkey 9%

Ornella Trattoria 7%

 

Best vegetarian spot?

Mundo 39%

Seva 38%

Sai Organics 13%

Ornella 8%

 

Best weekly event?

Starlite Karaoke at Astoria Brewhouse 44%

Dillingers wing night 14%

Trivia Night at Sunswick 14%

Rock Band Night at Hell Gate Social 14%

Terrible Tuesdays at Shillelagh 12%

 

Best late night food?

El Rey del Taco Truck 41%

Sanford’s 26%

Neptune Diner 20%

King of Falafel 7%

King’s Deli 3%

 

Best outdoor garden?

Hell Gate Social 37%

Il Bambino 25%

Fatty’s Café 19%

Dillingers Pub & Grill 10%

Club 21 7%

 

Best poop-friendly bathroom?

BareBurger 44%

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 31%

Athens Café 16%

Chicken Shack 7%

 

Best date spot?

DiWine 50%

Crescent & Vine 12%

Winegasm 10%

Vesta 9%

Mundo 7%

 

Best for pets?

Jumping Bulldog 52%

Whiskers 30%

Camp Bow Wow 17%

 

Best original cocktails?

DiWine 36%

Sweet Afton 35%

Hell Gate Social 21%

Rapture Lounge 6%

 

Best bakery?

Martha’s 35%

Astor Bake Shop 31%

Gianpiero 13%

La Guli 11%

Terrizzi 8%

 

Best wings?

Dillingers Pub & Grill 55%

Canz Roadhouse 16%

Blackbird’s 14%

Wingstop 14%

 

Best art organization?

The Secret Theater 52%

Astoria Music & Art 29%

Astoria Performing Arts Center 13%

Astoria Music Project 3%

Astoria Music Society 1%

 

Best bartender?

Matt @ Sweet Afton 47%

April @ Hell Gate Social 35%

Dave @ Cronin & Phelan 5%

Mike @ Irish Rover 3%

Barry @ The Quays 3%

 

Best dive bar?

McCaffrey & Burke 31%

Hellgate on the Park 22%

O’Hanlon’s 20%

Kelly’s Bar 9%

Crehan’s Pub 8%

 

Best place to find a unique gift?

SITE 28%

Candy Plum 21%

Inside Astoria 16%

Love Day 31 10%

Astoria Market 9%

 

Best place to move?

30th Ave 40%

Ditmars Blvd 27%

Broadway 15%

Astoria Blvd 9%

34Ave 6%

 

Best place to dance?

Cavo 40%

Central 20%

Caprice 16%

Tantra 12%

Cienna 10%                                                    

 

Best blog post?

Jena Ellenwood: “Beer Wench Goes Dutch” 51%

Brooke Carey: “History of Steinway Piano” 20%

Bradley Hawks: “Not Your Typical Maki & Sake” 18%

Evan LeRoy: “Evan’s Best Bagel” 10%

 

Best dessert?

Baby Jesus Cake at Vesta 40%

Milkshake at BareBurger 32%

Cheesecake at Ornella 15%

Flourless Chocolate Souffle at  Mundo 10%

 

Best tattoo parlor?

Fat Cat 30%

Bleeding Image 22%

Supernova 21%

Painless Steel 13%

Sin City 12%

 

Best pizza?

Rizzo’s 42%

Sac’s Place 25%

Napoli 11%

Alba’s 11%

Pizza Palace 5%

 

Best place to watch the game?

Astoria Brewhouse 40%

Dillingers Pub & Grill 25%

McCann’s Pub 20%

Canz Roadhouse 13%

 

Best brunch?

DiWine 39%

Sparrow 31%

Ornella 8%

Igloo 6%

Locale 4%

 

Best manicure?

Blossom in Astoria 38%

Athena’s 25%

J’aime 13%

Eve’s 7%

Bamboo 7%

Lily’s  7%

 

Best deli sandwich?

Sal, Kris, & Charlie 55%

Sorriso’s 18%

Othello Deli 11%

Rosario’s Deli 7%

King’s Deli 5%

 

Best under-the-radar?

Astoria Bowl 38%

La Papa 31%

Nogushi Museum 29%

 

Best chain restaurant?

Uno Chicago Grill 29%

Panera Bread 26%

Subway 19%

Applebee’s 13%

Papa John’s 11%

 

Best place for happy hour?

Rapture Lounge 23%

Astoria Brewhouse 23%

Dillingers Pub & Grill 18%

Gleason’s 15%

Monika’s Café Bar 5%

 

Best Thai food?

Thai Pavillion 32%

Wave Thai 27%

Leng Thai 18%

Red Basil 18%

Arharn Thai 4%

 

Best beer-lover bar?

Sunswick 35%

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 33%

Canz Roadhouse 11%

Sparrow Tavern 10%

MexiQ 9%

 

Best place to take your family?

Astoria Park 43%

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 17%

Taverna Kyclades 16%

Museum of the Moving Image 12%

Vesta 8%                  

 

Best sushi?

Watawa 32%

JJ’s 24%

Bistro 33 11%

Kitaku 9%

Osaka 9%

 

Best Greek Food?

Taverna Kyclades 41%

Zenon Taverna 11%

Ovelia 10%

Opa! 10%

BZ Grill 7%

 

Best Hair Salon?

Gigi Salon Styling Studio 60%

Sallon Salon 23%

Georgio’s 8%

Lift Hair Salon 7%

 

Best car service?

Hoyt Limo 39%

Ecua 24%

Olympic 21%

New Enrique’s 14%

 

Best wine bar?

DiWine 42% 

Crescent & Vine 22% 

Winegasm 17% 

Vesta 15%

Vino di Vino 2%

 

 

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Comment by Mayra Velasco on November 29, 2011 at 3:49pm
Also, for 2011, I would like to nominate (although I think it's too soon) Best Place to Watch The Game: Daly's. They offer complimentary food EVERY Sunday. Thank you for your consideration.
Comment by Mayra Velasco on November 29, 2011 at 3:42pm
For the 2011 awards may I suggest a category for Best Trivia in Astoria rather than include it in the Best Weekly Event? May I also suggest Daly's Tuesday Night Trivia. Thank you, your loyal Astoria local native!

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