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Firewater Inn

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39-46 Skillman Ave., Queens, NY 11104 40.746996 -73.923786
at 40th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-784-9617 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Classic NY, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area, Smoking Area
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Happy Hour

Thu-Fri, 3pm-7pm; $2 domestic beers, $2.50 imports

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 40th St.-Lowery St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Bars don’t get much friendlier than Firewater, a one-room, residential-area hangout that always seems to have a grill smoking on its deck. Inside, the focus isn’t so much the plasma screens as the pool table, which, on team nights, can gather a pulsing ring of noisy spectators. Cheap, huge mugs of beer and buy-backs ensure liquid bonhomie, and keeping the groove happy are bartenders who show genuine warmth when greeting newbies and regulars alike. You can mature from the former to the latter via a series of increasingly difficult tasks: ordering beer by pounding an empty mug on the bar, punching over 600 points on the resident boxing-bag arcade game, and unironically rocking out to Incubus on the jukebox.