Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Good Eats: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, NYC--Queens--Astoria


Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden  29-19 24th Ave./31st St., Astoria, (718) 274-4925.  17 M-F from 5pm, Sat-Sun from noon.  No reservations.  No pets.  New York’s oldest and biggest beer garden, this wildly popular spot has been in business more than 100 years.  When it originally opened in 1910, it was a place for Czech and Slovak immigrants to socialize. 
exterior of Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York
exterior of Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York


It took me a long time to finally get here, and I was delighted that it fills my beer garden fantasies.  With more than 100 picnic tables and plenty of sun-sheltering umbrellas, it can serve up to 1,600 people at a time.
overview of beer garden at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York
overview of beer garden at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York






Through the years the menu has changed.  Currently it offers the traditional--bratwurst, schnitzels, fried Muenster cheese--as well as the trendy--a veggie burger, vegan and gluten-free gazpacho, vegetarian crostini.  I personally favor the big pretzel, potato pancakes, and pierogis.  As you might expect, the beer selection is vast, but you can’t go wrong with Pilsner Urquell.  
menu selections at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York
menu selections at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York


Live music is scheduled regularly, and a raised dance floor encourages getting down.  
dance floor at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York
dance floor at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York


The adjacent Bohemian Hall offers interior space for use in inclement weather, but in good weather it is empty. 
interior at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York
interior at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, New York

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1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit this beer garden, Carole! I had no idea that NYC had the largest beer garden in the country. Looks like fun!

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