Exciting news! The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is gaining a competitor, Studio Square Beer Garden Event Space, which is scheduled to open at the end of May. The space boasts an impressive 18,000 square feet and all the beer-gardeny culinary delights that the heart desires such as bratwurst sandwiches, black Angus burgers, beef and chicken kebobs and pulled pork sandwiches.
In addition to the impressive-sounding food--it is a beer garden after all--it features over 15 imported (Spaten and Franziskaner), domestic and draft beers. In addition to bruskis, they'll also have various spirits and even sangria. I was surprised about this and kind of excited too.
In terms of the neighborhood, Studio Square is located near Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of Moving Image, hence its name. The atmosphere will be modern-rustic, with exposed brick walls, industrial fixtures, handcrafted communal picnic tables and fire iron pits.
Entertainment promises movie nights and live music throughout the year.
I welcome this new addition to the 'hood yet it has a lot to live up to with our beloved Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. An obvious pro will be a less crowded Bohemian Hall but the results have yet to be seen, as Astoria's current beer garden has a lot of sentimental value and history. We shall see...
Studio Square - 35-33 36th Street, Astoria NY 11106
N/W Train to 36th Street or R/V/G Train to Steinway Street