Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

Bars , Beer bars Astoria
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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This authentic Czech beer garden, opened in 1910, offers plenty of mingle-friendly picnic tables, where you can sit while you sample cheap platters of sausage and a solid lineup of European and domestic beers (pints $6, pitchers $16). Though the huge, tree-canopied garden is open year-round, summer is the prime time to soak up some rays over a pint. Prost!
Venue name: Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
Contact:
Address: 29-19 24th Ave
Queens
11102
Cross street: between 29th and 31st Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri 5pm–3am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: Subway: N, Q to Astoria Blvd
Price: Average drink: $6. AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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mattscheetz
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If you live in the city, there's a good chance Bohemian was/will be the reason you make your inaugural pilgrimage to that mystical foreign land they call "Queens."


Call me jaded, pretentious, or snobby, but this place is truly underwhelming. Would barely be worth a trip to the Upper East Side, let alone the absolute last stop on the N/Q train.


When I think "beer garden", here's what comes to mind:


-Big steins of beer that require two hands at all times
-Weird random German/Czech/Belgian/etc. brews that you can only find at an authentic spot
-Cool vibe to sit down with a group and relax the day away


Here's what you'll find at Bohemian:


-Plastic cups that make you feel like you're still in college
-The same beer options you'll find literally anywhere, including such regional specialties as "Blue Moon" and "Guinness"
-Most likely at least one children's birthday party with several screaming kids (I've been here twice and both times there were multiple parties going on)


Listen, I'm a big fan of the whole "beer garden" institution, hence the 3 stars. And Bohemian has plenty of room so it rarely gets crowded, but this place only reinforces the notion that Queens is not to be tampered with unless under extreme circumstances. If you want a true beer garden experience, look elsewhere. 

lilliana n

I love this place. My parents used to take me when I was a kid just to run around but as an adult it's so perfect for summer, spring or fall drinking. The food is fantastic, the beer selection is giant and interesting. There is live music and space to dance! There's a large-ish smoking area as well which is fantastic for smokers because it's big and open and for non-smokers because it's separated enough to not takeover the whole space. All in all it really is a fantastic time and a great atmosphere.

Brian M

Situated near the end of the N/Q train in Astoria, the Bohemian Beer Garden is a tremendous outdoor beer garden that can easily be missed from the outside.  A 15 stone wall surrounds the backyard area hiding it from the street.  A large castle-like wooden door is one way to enter.  Once inside, the atmosphere is casual and relaxed, unless there is a performance on their stage.  The beer selection is decent and there is a grill that will whip up burgers and wursts.  The long communal tables are perfect for large groups, but be sure to go early during warmer months.  This place fills quickly and the line wraps around the block.  Kids are welcome, until 8 o'clock, so if you need somewhere to drink beer and watch your kids, you have reached your destination.