While vacationing in New York, we stayed at a hotel in Astoria. We asked the hotel workers to direct us to a bar with good food that is frequented by the local community. We were directed to Blackbirds Bar and Restaurant. What a great place. Though this is not a place to romance a date or impress a colleague, it is a friendly bar with absolutely great food. These people really take pride in their business. Great beer selection and even the appetizers are above average. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.