The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is the oldest beer garden in New York City, at over 100 years old. It is actually located in the Queens borough, at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria. So why travel all the way to Brooklyn to visit the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden?
1. Because you're visiting a place that is over 100 years old. 2. Because it has some of the best Eastern European food in New York City, if not the entire country. 3. Because you get to try authentic German beer and Eastern European beers. In addition, the menu tells you the best beer to pair with the dish you've chosen, so you know you're getting the best food and drink.
What kind of food?
Just about any German or Eastern European dish you can imagine, including, but not limited to, schnitzel, knockwurst, bratwurst, stroganoff, kielbasa, klobasa, and other delicacies. You can go online tohttp://bcbsany.com/index.html for the menu prices and offerings. Did we mention desserts?
When is it open?
Hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM. On Saturday and Sunday, the hours are from 12:00 PM (noon) until 2:00 AM. The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is closed on Thursday and Friday.
So, how do I get there?
You can take Subway N or W to the Astoria Boulevard stop. This is the second to last stop on these lines. From there, you walk one block to the intersection of 24th Avenue and 31st Street. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is located between 29th and 31st Streets. It's not hard to find.
If you're driving, get on either Grand Central Parkway or the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (if you're a native New Yorker, you may still refer to this bridge as the Triborough Bridge). Get off at the Hoyt Avenue exit, and drive one block along 31st Street (you'll be under the El) to 24th Avenue.