S&S is great. I love that people make fun of Queens when it's one of the only boroughs now that still has traces of the New York of old...Unlike Manhattan's boring, overpriced bars, most of the Irish pubs in Woodside and Sunnyside remain fun places where you can drink cheap pints, sing along to cheesy music with your friends, and -- gasp! -- smoke cigarettes. They're just more laid-back that way. No doubt the Health Dept. will keep bothering the pubs but I love the laid-back no-nonsense pubs in my neighborhood. Manhattan idiots who just moved to NY and think that not smoking with your pint is a good thing need to stay away from Queens.
Pros: Fun, cheap, smoking (when the Health Dept. doesn't bother them), live music
Cons: Sometimes dead on weeknights (lots of Irish are leaving Woodside)