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With the Eurocup 2012 in full swing right now, everyone is catching a part of the action, and Astoria is delivering a fabulous atmosphere to watch the games. Many of the bars in the nabe are showcasing the daily matches, some of them running great gametime specials. Here's a small sampling of the venues where you can enjoy some futbal!
Veslo - Being that it's a Croatian establishment, naturally they're showing Croatia games most on their 9 HD screens in the bar area. Come dressed in your Checkers, and enjoy being a part of the fun by drinking Karlovacko beer and munching on typical Croatian eats such as cevapcici sliders, raznjici (pork kabob), octopus salad and more. 32-11 Broadway, Astoria. 718.728.0549
Studio Square - THE destination to watch all the games, Studio Square opens up at noon each day for primetime game access. You can sit in the big garden area and enjoy the action on the big screen and some really enticing drinks specials too, such as a pitcher of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat & 3 shots of Jim Beam Red Stag for just $20. 35-33 36th Street, Astoria. 718.383.1001
Bohemian Hall - Also open at noon each day for soccer, the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden will deliver on true, authentic Eastern European atmosphere with all the kolbasy, sauerkraut, dumplings and fried cheese to prove it. They'll feature their weekly Happy Hour specials too, with $3 mugs of draft beer between 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and $5 mugs of draft beer between 6 p.m - 7 p.m. 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria. 718.728.9278
Astoria Brewhouse - Featuring soccer in an eclectic atmosphere (that's really convenient to the subway), you can either watch it inside the bar or also in their outdoor garden with a retractable roof. I love to enjoy the latter, and take advantage of their happy hour special too, which includes $4 select domestic pints, $5 select imported pints, $5 well drinks and $5 house wines between 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 28-50 31st Street, Astoria. 718.728.0050
Avenue Cafe - Also on the 30th Avenue strip, where a lot of soccer can be seen, Avenue is certainly the place to go if you're comfortable with a lot of testosterone. And I mean a lot. Most of the clientele consists of guys and they're pretty avid futbal fans, so you'll find good company here. Enjoy the games with an ice cold frappe and a sweet fresh-made crepe with fruit or other inventive fillings such as biscotti. 35-27 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.278.6967