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Nestled on a side street in the heart of Long Island City, The Beast Next Door is a friendly local café and bar with artisanal flair. Renovated in a rustic elegant style, it offers handcrafted cocktails, fine wines and a solid menu of craft beers. The French style café kitchen serves quality meats and cheeses from around the world, delicious toasted gourmet sandwiches, salads and house specials. Perfect for a date, a get together with friends or a party in a warm and beautiful environment.

The Beast Next Door - Detail

Formerly a well-known Latin dance studio and originally an auto repair shop, The Beast Next Door is artisanal in every sense of the word. The interior is tastefully hand-crafted -- tables are reconstructed from 1940's metal-framed pallets, church pews are refurbished to fit along an original brick wall, and much of the bar's oak woodwork was salvaged from an abandoned LIC industrial building. Under the skylight stands a beautiful sculpted wood-block mural of elegant Ottoman flower design. In the warm glow of dark or night, the intricate details are yours to discover. Named one of the best ten bars in LIC by Culture Trip.