Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Queens beer garden opens today

From the Daily News:

Queens is slated to get its second beer garden when Studio Square, a 30,000-square-foot bar near Kaufman Astoria Studios, opens Thursday.

The new garden - on 36th St. near 35th Ave. - puts a modern twist on the borough's legacy as a haven for beer gardens.

The bar is the brainchild of four Astoria locals, who purchased a six-story former factory building on the Long Island City-Astoria border and converted it into a space that seats more than 1,000 people and serves nearly 20 imported, domestic and craft beers.

The garden features an expansive outdoor seating area and several interior bars to accommodate patrons in the winter.

The property is within walking distance of four subway lines, and is a few minutes from the Queensboro Bridge.

The bar also serves a number of traditional beer garden specialties, such as bratwurst.


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16 comments:

What I'm saying is said...

I saw this place as I was leaving the movie theater last week. looks like a nice spot to enjoy a beer.

astorians.com NOT said...

This being Astoria, nothing is simple.

A greek controlled beer garden.

What is next, hookah pipes with your Presidente Pilsner?

The community has been prepped for this for a while - astorians.com has breathless hints of its opeing for months - that clique running Astoria has never gotten over their failure to develop Bohemian Hall (yes, you heard me right) so there is a steady background mummer on the poor service! the noise! the lines! blah blah blah on everyone's model of a community blog, the infamous astorians.com.

In a community that offically goes apeshit over taco trucks, bangla takes outs, hookah bars, and the generally sleazy scene that goes for night life in Astoria, the stubborn insistance of a city of young people marching to Bohemian Hall's door is refeshing.

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves Bohemian Hall. It has been here for generations and if the new crowd doesn't like it, they can get lost.

Anonymous said...

Bohemian hall is enjoyed by many. I heard it does great business and that's why there's a line around the block to get in. Now with a second one you have an option.

Adolf said...

Get me my pistol. I can't wait to jump up on a table.

Anonymous said...

Beer Gardens full of dunks are okay but a restaurant like hooters is not. I love American hypocrisy.

italian girl said...

Why have two in the same area? Why not open one this way in Northeast Queens?

Anonymous said...

I attended many functions at Bohemian Hall where the attendees were as sober as a judge. They had very good food and a wholesome family atmosphere. I would be shocked if the Hall suddenly turned into a den of iniquity.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead an open on Italian girl, who's stopping you.

georgetheatheist said...

I hope they book some genuine "Oompah" bands. I love those clarinet/tuba duets! Will there be room for waltzing and polka-ing?

georgetheatheist said...

"Clarinet Laendler #5" drives me wild!

Anonymous said...

My fav is the Pilsner Brass Band. Somehow a Cavo Doesnt Cut It. Didnt these guys have a hand in Cup?

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how this is opening less than a block from Frank Sinatra High School.

Anonymous said...

If they are involved in Cup or Cavo, that would qualify as a recommendation. Cup is one of the best of the new restaurants in the area, and Cavo is a gorgeous space.

I am an old-timer in the neighborhood, and I love both places.

I frequent Cup all the time. Prices are moderate, service is warm and efficient.

will said...

The new place is a lot overpriced, a little too far from most people, and a little too hip for my tastes. 18 a pitcher is horrible, even if it is good beer. I wish they had something on the much cheaper side, although a giant plate of fries with a 12 inch braut for 10 bucks is a good price. I wish the place was more of an old school beer a hall than a hip hang out.

Anonymous said...

Bell Blvd. in Northeast Queens needs a Beer Garden !