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Beer Available At Studio Square Beer Garden (arranged by most recent)
puzzl (138) New York, New York | November 2, 2013
14 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 3/20
Not a single craft or German beer on tap. Literally zero. I asked "didnít you guys used to have a bunch of German beer?" to which she answered "well we have Heineken, Heineken Light, Angry Orchard..."
bmerz (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 21, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is NYCís biggest beer garden. Itís a massive modern largely industrial indoor/outdoor establishment mostly. The service and setup is efficient which is a big plus IMO. Itís accessible to those who live in Astoria, Long Island City, Queens, or with cars. Itís not a Manhattan or Brooklyn vibe which is a good thing for a change of pace. I remember it having better beer when they first opened then they do now. Itís more macro but for a big beer hall there are appropriate and good beers for day drinking...though largely macro options for here and there. If its sunny there is no reason why you canít have a good time here with a crew if you arenít being snobby.
Slipstream (88) | September 14, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This is a vast, open, modern beer hall located on a quiet street in Long Island City, New York. It is pretty stunning when you walk in and see how big and clean the place is. However, this is not the place to go to try a bunch of interesting beers or to find new releases. When I was there, I saw only about 8-9 items on tap - an absurdly small amount for a place this size. There were a couple of good options - at least it wasnít all macros. SSq is a fun place to hang out with a group, and it is a good choice for a large number of people. The food was quite good (I liked the chicken souvlaki), and the prices were fair. There is a meatless burger for your veggie friends, but the food selection is also pretty limited. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is a spacious outdoor seating area, and I heard they have a big screen for big games. Apparently they got good crowds for the World Cup. SSq has its flaws, but I would come back, especially if I was with a large crew, or if I wanted to show someone a big NY biergarten.
HoppityHop (57) New Jersey | December 9, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent place, down the street from Sunswick 36/36. I actually like sitting inside much better than out on the patio. The outside area gets stupidly crowded with people you really donít want to hang out with, so itís best to bring friends. Service is friendly and good. Especially, when you consider how overworked the staff can get on any given Friday or Saturday night. The food is good, but limited......same with the beer. It might not have the history, but Iíd rather come here than go to the (original) Bohemian Beer Garden on the other side of Astoria.
Leighton (574) London, England | July 26, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Overall the experience was positive. Nice atmosphere, lots of tables, buzzing with people. The beer selection was very weak, though. Not many real German beers were available. Lots of seasonals from American breweries. Prices were not cheap but you pay for the experience a bit.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | July 25, 2009
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Enormous space- ex-industrial interior- several bars throughout. They have like 6 bars and a total of nearly 100 taps pouring in total, and only 19 beers to choose from... Weak. And they have your typical macro German stuff from Hofbrau, some Abita (um), of course some Harpoon (although the Summer is a decent Kolsh) but they did have Racer 5, which is a great IPA. And it gets so obnoxiously crowded. I like what theyíre going for, but itís not really my scene. And if you have nearly 100 taps pouring at a time in NYC, diversify the selection a bit.
italarican (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | June 7, 2009| Updated August 9, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I suppose a lot of things should be compared to Bohemian Hall since this is the "new" outdoor beer garden for Queens and New York. The outdoor area may be slightly smaller and is laid out in a similar manner: rows of long benches, with the addition of a fire pit. The indoor area is much larger than Bohemian Hall and has tall tables for four and longer benches, some holding perhaps up to 20 people. Everything is draft, and most of the beers are standard beer garden and summer fare. There are a few surprises such as Stone Levitation Ale. This isnít really the place to go to sample a few quality or rare-find beers. Most of the beers are easily accessible in other places but are of good quality overall. The main selling point here is drinking atmosphere, ideally with a group of friends to enjoy the open space and share pitchers... and this it does quite well. Other things to note: both beer and food are bar/grill service only; cash only; food is primarily standard summer grill food (burgers, brats, fries).
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