The burger’s disk-like shape is essential to both its appetizing appeal and topping-holding function, much like easy-to-lick ice-cream cones and easy-to-throw pepperoni frisbees. Snag satisfying flavors with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, beers, and more at The Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill in Queens.
A testament to the lasting union of food and drink, The Mad Donkey sates appetites with an eclectic menu of munchables and a smorgasbord of brews to match. Dive into a flock of their Monster wings, which, like parade floats and large-print nursery rhymes, are pleasantly over-sized ($8.95). Next, tackle one of their 10 signature sandwiches ($5.95–$13.95) or a customizable burger, a half-pound patty ($10) that arrives with your choice of two toppings ($1 for each additional topping). Bold bar-goers may brave the one-of-a-kind Donkey Mess, a layer of fries bedecked with a 6-ounce cheeseburger, topped with mash potatoes, squashed with a 1/4-pound chili dog, seasoned with the adventurous spirit of Davey Crockett, and garnished with a chicken finger and onion rings ($18). Wash down demonstratively massive meals with their signature Fishbowls, 64 ounces of three different rums, juices, soda, and swedish fish ($20). The bar also offers a rotating selection of beers on draft, recently featuring the Beer Advocate-approved Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Ommegang Hennepin ($6 each) to quench hop-happy thirsts.
Thirty Yelpers give The Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill a four-star average:
- This is a fantastic place that offers cheap drinks, fun characters and a dive bar vibe…this place feels right up my ally, and is a great week night hang out! – Victoria F., 10/11/10
- Food is great. I enjoy the vast selection of beer on tap. The bartenders are always friendly and fun to talk to (Shout out to Robyn for keeping my glass always full). Definitely has become one of my favorites bars in Queens! – J T., 12/10/10
3207 36th Ave.
Queens, New York 11106Get Directions