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Cocktail competition at The Bonnie in Astoria set to bring animated fun to Queens

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May 3, 2024 By Queens Post News Team

Astoria’s The Bonnie is stirring up a nostalgic treat as it gears up to host the 13th annual QUEENS CUP on May 13.

Photo provided by The Bonnie

This year’s cocktail competition takes a whimsical turn with a “Saturday Morning Cartoons” theme, promising a delightful mix of nostalgia and craft cocktail artistry.

The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. at The Bonnie, located at 29-12 23rd Ave. Serving both as a venue and competitor, The Bonnie aims to ensure that attendees enjoy a night of entertainment and top-notch mixology.

The event is sponsored by El Mayor Tequila, with local support from Alewife Brewing.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite cartoon-themed apparel, join friends and root for their preferred bartenders. The event offers a unique chance to experience the playful chaos of Saturday morning cartoons, but with a cocktail in hand.

Competing Bars:

  • The Bonnie
    • Location: 29-12 23rd Ave., Astoria (@thebonniebar)
    • As the host and competitor, expect The Bonnie to pull out all the stops with inventive cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Sweet Afton – Returning Champions
    • Location: 30-09 34th St., Astoria (@sweetaftonbar)
    • Known for its rustic vibe and expertly crafted cocktails, Sweet Afton is the team to watch as they defend their title.
  • Kween Lounge
    • Location: 34-10 30th Ave., Astoria (@kweenlounge)
    • Kween Lounge brings a touch of glamour and an innovative cocktail menu to the competition.
  • The Ditty
    • Location: 35-03 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria (@thedittybar)
    • A cozy neighborhood favorite, The Ditty is celebrated for its relaxed ambiance and creative drinks.
  • Mosaic
    • Location: 25-19 24th Ave., Astoria (@mosaicastoria)
    • Mosaic is known for its craft bar and a unique selection of cocktails, making it a standout participant.
  • Forest Hills Station House
    • Location: 106-11 71st Ave., Forest Hills (@fhstationhouse)
    • This gastropub is a haven for those who appreciate finely crafted drinks and a hearty, welcoming environment.
  • Sanford’s
    • Location: 30-13 Broadway, Astoria (@sanfordsastoria)
    • Sanford’s is renowned for its innovative mixology and dual personality as a cozy restaurant by day and a chic bar by night.
  • Jack Jones Gastropub
    • Location: 38-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria (@jackjonesbar)
    • Known for its friendly atmosphere and robust cocktails, Jack Jones is a favorite among locals.
  • The Last Word
    • Location: 31-30 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria (@thelastword_astoria)
    • This classic cocktail bar prides itself on combining carefully selected spirits to delight your senses.
  • Maggie Hall’s
    • Location: 34-06 30th Ave., Astoria (@maggiehalls)
    • Fairly new to the scene, Maggie Hall’s blends elegance with playful innovation in their drink offerings.

For more information about the QUEENS CUP, visit Do not miss this unforgettable evening, where Astoria’s cocktail scene meets a touch of animated fun, all in the spirit of community and creativity.

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