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Day 91: Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

In NYC, NYC Bars, NYC Culture, NYC Restaurants, Queens on August 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm


It’s been said that in New York, you can travel the world without even leaving the city, thanks to all the ‘little’ neighborhoods, and the shops, cafés and bars within them. If you’re ever in the mood for a visit over to the Czech Republic and its surrounding Eastern-European neighbors, head to Astoria to Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, where for an evening, you’ll feel a world away. The last remaining beer garden of its kind and a fixture in the community since the early 1900s, Bohemian Hall is a gathering place for local Czech and Slovak communities and adventurous others with a liking for beer and a taste for some hearty Slavic fare. The massive back garden is especially inviting on warm-weather days where lines of picnic tables cover the ground and mobs of strangers and friends unwind to live music—note the Czech and Slovak flags on the stage—, a great beer selection, and what else but pierogies, potato pancakes, sauerkraut and goulash. Does it get any better than this?