Of course it's not literally the mother, for several obvious reasons—for one thing, there's the well-established predecessor Bohemian Hall, to the north in Astoria. But at least in terms of size, Studio Square in Long Island City is now king of New York, boasting a colossal 18,000 square feet beer garden that officially opens today at 4 p.m. The full beer and food menu is below.
Unlike Radegast Hall in Williamsburg, another relatively recent beer garden which affects an old world attitude with waitresses dressed in dirndls, the ambiance at Studio Square hews contemporary. (Leave your lederhosen home.) Live music is promised, and the site also boasts a massive event space for weddings. The cobblestone courtyard is made from Belgium Blocks and dotted with River Birch trees; around the perimeter, a covered patio accommodates rainy day imbibing, and the indoor bar features vibrant murals by graffiti artist Louie “KR One” Gasparro.
Studio Square's menu includes German Bratwurst, Certified Black Angus Hamburgers, Beef and Chicken Kababs, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches. There are over 15 imported, domestic, and craft beers on draft (see below), plus a range of wines and spirits and housemade Sangria. Coming as this does on the heels of Dutch Kills opening, it looks like all Long Island City needs now is a fancy absinthe bar!
Studio Square // 35-33 36th Street (between 35th & 36th Avenues), Long Island City, Queens // 718-383-1001 // Open Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Sam Adams Lager
Sam Adams Seasonal: Cherry Wheat
Hoegaarden Original White Ale
Franziskaner Hefe Weiss
Blue Moon: Honeymoon Summer Ale
Captain Lawrence - Freshchester Pale Ale
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Weihenstephan Hefe-Weiss bier
Hamburger (8oz cert Black Angus) - $8
Cheese Burger (8oz cert Black Angus) - $8
Barbecued chicken breast sandwich - $8
Pulled pork sandwich - $8
Portobello mushroom “burger” - $8
2 Schaller & Weber Hotdogs - $8
Bratwurst - $8
Weisswurst - $8
Greek sausage - $8
Kielbasa - $8
Chicken souvlaki (2) - $8
Pork souvlaki (2) - $8
Jumbo pretzel - $3
Side of fries - $3
Side of bacon - $3
Side of sauerkraut - $3