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Ridgewood Done Right


Fall is all about enjoying the colors and coolness in the air. When you're looking for the perfect fall Saturday outing or a cozy evening in the neighborhood, enjoy two local spots that offer tons of comfort, charm and some delicious food and drink.

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The Bad Old DaysBars & Lounges
Lively hangout offering craft cocktails, draft brews & happy hour in a cozy space with game nights.
(347) 696-0612website
1684 Woodbine St, Ridgewood, NY 11385

The Bad Old Days is a self described "extension of your living room, perhaps with a wider beer selection".  The owners intended to build the kind of bar they wanted to hang out at. It's a great place to meet neighbors, wind down with a board game, catchup with coworkers, or celebrate a birthday on the weekend.

Julia's Beer and Wine BarRestaurants & Cafes
Mellow cafe offering local beer, organic wine, cheese plates, charcuterie & Sunday brunch.
(917) 909-1314website
818 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Julia’s is a cozy gem in the Ridgewood section of Queens that serves elevated comfort food and cocktails with a twist. Diners enjoy an assortment of creative, reasonably-priced menu items that utilize locally-sourced ingredients, as well as a homey atmosphere where even the artwork on the walls support the community.

The restaurant opened in 2015, and is the second venture for owners Crystal River Williams and Denise Plowman, who have been tempting the palates of New Yorkers since 2012 at their sister cafe, Norma’s Corner Shoppe. Geneva joined them and the trio have combined their years of unique experience to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere at Julia's.

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