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TIME OUT NEW YORK

The Last Word, an Astoria cocktail bar in the speakeasy style, opened last year in the rear of a fake hardware store on Ditmars Boulevard, at the end of the N and W train lines. Recently it renovated, turning the front into a proper part of the bar and shedding the theatrical pretense. read full article..

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Last Word, opened in August on Ditmars Boulevard, tucked behind Square Hardware, a fake storefront with white pegboards holding keys, caulking guns and hammers. But even longtime residents aren’t fooled. read full article..

QNS

The Last Word, new speakeasy cocktail lounge in Astoria, will pay homage to neighborhood hardware store  read full article..

GOTHAMIST

A new Astoria cocktail bar lets you pretend you’re making progress on all of your weekend home improvement projects, by turning a trip to the “hardware store” into a semi-secretive detour for craft cocktails.  read full article..

PUNCH

More than most cocktails, the Last Word has a split personality. The mix of gin, maraschino liqueur, green Chartreuse and lime juice is an old drink, invented before Prohibition struck. But it is also a new drink, having only really been discovered and embraced by bartenders and drinkers alike in the last 15 years.   read full article..