Catching up over drinks fosters a congenial atmosphere perfect for rehashing favorite stories or lulling friends into a false sense of security so you can steal and repurpose their business cards. Sip socially with today’s Groupon to Monikas Cafe Bar in Astoria. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get cocktails and appetizers for two (up to a $74 total value), which includes the following:
- Four cocktails (up to a $48 value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $26 value)<p>
- For $49, you get cocktails and appetizers for four (up to a $148 total value), which includes the following:
- Eight cocktails (up to a $96 value)
- Four appetizers (up to a $52 value)
Monikas Cafe Bar pairs its menu of seasonal nibbles with tasty cocktails and colorful, eclectic décor. An assortment of sophisticated snacks, such as fried clams and shrimp ($13) or seared tuna with sesame-seaweed salad ($10), provides fuel for games of duck, duck, goose staged around couch-flanked circular tables. Artisanal cheeses stand alone or cozy up with a selection of meats ($9–$12) and complement seasonal brews such as the throat-warming hot todd ($8), made with bourbon, honey, lemon, hot water, and cloves, or innovative pours such as the white-chocolate martini ($10) and jalapeño-agave margarita ($11). Red and white wines by the glass ($8–$9) and draft or bottled beer ($5–$9) round out Monikas’s sippable offerings.
Monikas Cafe Bar is a study in chromatic contrast, with the cool blue lights of an illuminated bar giving way to the lounge area’s fiery tones of yellow and orange set aglow by dazzling, reflective spheres overhead. Window panes of multicolored glass rejoin the color spectrum, filtering natural light onto tables and stools in a prismatic display of greens, pinks, yellows, and blues that bounce off surfaces and ascend like spies into the lofted ceilings.