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Embarrassed to say that Saturday's trip to PS1 in LIC will be my first to PS1. I'm meeting up with some friends a bit beforehand over that way, and was wondering what some good bars might be in walking distance. A Google search turns up several, but it's hard to judge from that. I would have loved to do Dutch Kills, but it's not all that close if you're talking about only meeting up 1hr before an event.

Doesn't have to be particularly fancy, but something with a bit more character would be good...

Thanks for the space...

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Dutch Kills
27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

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  1. If you had more time, I'd actually suggest starting out on the other side of the Pulaski Bridge at t.b.d., The Habitat or Mark Bar in Greenpoint. But if you only need a meet-up spot for drinks an hour before checking out PS1, then The Creek might work (bar opens at 3pm). They even have a "PS1 Special":

    * $4 Magic Hat
    * Saturdays only until October 2010
    * Offered to restaurant and bar

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    The Habitat
    988 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    The Creek and The Cave
    10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

    Mark Bar
    1025 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    T.B.D.
    224 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    1. LIC Bar has a lot more character than the Creek...and Dutch Kills is actually fairly close, but can get a little 'spency. http://www.licbar.com/

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      Dutch Kills
      27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

      1. Lots of bars on Vernon Blvd with fantastic character. Dominie's Hoek, LIC Bar, PJ Leahys and Domaine is great for a glass of wine.

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        Dominie's Hoek
        48-17 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101

        LIC Bar
        45-58 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101

        1. Perhaps too late for your Saturday plan, but I would add Shannon Pot to the list. Low-key homey Irish Pub. Interesting folks to be found there usually. Dutch Kills has excellent cocktails and is a lovely space, so I would say it is worth walking the couple of blocks.

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          Shannon Pot
          45-06 Davis St, Queens, NY 11101

          Dutch Kills
          27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101