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35-33 36th St., Queens, NY, 11106
nr. 35th Ave.
By luv2eat121 on 1/6/2010
Great place not only in summer but the winter as well, love the laid back atmosphere. This is truly a gem in queens, def worth taking the trip there. If you haven't gone out there yet its a must try. Once you walk in this place you smell the grill , and trust me the food doesn't disappoint. The burgers are fantastic and i love the grill chicken sandwich. They have a great beer list and also a full expansive bar. Staff is very welcoming, friendly professional and most of all knowledgeable. The sangria is a must try as well.
Could be great but falls short
By ChefPapi on 8/11/2009
When you walk inside, you want to love the place. Clean, modern and great people watching. Many of the same people whom are great to look at do not behave as well as they look. Add the expensive beer prices, difficult to obtain seating after difficulty parking, long bathroom lines and a dumb as a brick barmaid. Very cliquish environment. Was on the ledge about overall experience and then the sophmoric displays of fighting and ralphing sealed the deal. Big pretty place. Not a true beer garden. Made for college kids. One plus. Security and support staff were mannerly and friendly. Not imposing or intimidating.
love the spot
By encendiam on 7/26/2009
This place is huge and beautiful. i love this spot. i could go any day of the week. The drinks are very good..
This place is FANTASTIC
By tmarie on 7/2/2009
This place is so beautiful and so much fun to be at. Even with the noise from the people and the music, I still found the enviroment relaxing yet alive! The beer is delicious and if you don't like beer they have really good Sangria. They also have a gorgeous event space that is upstairs, sound proofed with its own private deck and private entrance. This is definitely the place to be. I hear this winter they are going to add fire pits and heat lamps and they have an inside area downstairs so this place is fit for all year round. I have not had the food yet, but it smells great and all the grilled food I believe is $8. They also have sushi! Which is fairly priced as well! PS. There are way more than two bathrooms and they are kept very clean.
Possibly the worst drinking establishment in all of New York City
By irisfive on 6/29/2009
I am shocked that nymag even included this place in their recent beer garden article as its one of the most vile places I have ever visited. The vague guise of this place being a German style beer garden is a total sham. With the capacity and size of this place, its like going drinking at a stadium or sports event. Its like a bar-mall, or a convention center. A completely fabricated experience with a total lack of authenticity or culture, let alone anything resembling German. Sangria on tap? Seriously? The food looked repulsive, especially the sushi. Filled to the brim with aggressive frat boys and gaggles of girls in Dress Barn tops, the place reeked of mediocrity and ignorance. Upon leaving I attempted to use the restroom, which for the womens had a line (no exaggeration) at least 100 people long. The line to enter was also 2 blocks long. This is entertainment for the masses, the beer hall experience as commodity. The whole point of eating out and drinking out in New York is to not have to go to these Applebees, food court, tasteless, ignorant money pits.
If I wanted to hang out with people from LI I would go to LI....
By EllyS on 6/26/2009
The old beer garden is sooooo much better than this place. It's retardedly expensive and is suffering a huge identity crisis in the culinary department...are you german, greek or japanese? Somehow, I don't get beer and sushi...but who am I, right? During the witching hour, all the Long Islanders come out to haunt upstanding, unwinding NYers with their greasy hair, loud mouths and slutty girls. Stay on the other side of East Queens please, we insist, really.... Everyone in my neighborhood FLOCKED to this place when it opened out of curiosity. I wasn't impressed. Their beer list was so-so (Blue Moon, Hoegaarden - things I could buy at any CVS or Duane Reade). Oh and if you have to go to the bathroom, go early or you will have to wait for the two bathrooms that are supposed to service a building that can fit 200 or more!
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