Finback Brewery


Finback Brewery is located at 7801 77th avenue in Queens, NYC.
We were there on opening day. They have a large space that for now is mostly unused but I’ve been told that will change in the near future.
We had to buy tickets at the door and then use them to get a beer. $4 for each ticket.
I hope that changes.
Finback had 5 different beers featured plus some from Big Alice, Rockaway Brewing, Barrier Brewing and Bridge & Tunnel brewers.
The beers were excellent. We had:
Starchild Sour Wheat- 10
Double Sess- 9
BQE Imperial Stout -10 (Fantastic)
Puffin Smoked Porter- out :<
We tried a few from the other brewers. They were good too.
They had a cheese tasting table set up on the side. There were about 5 different types of handmade beer washed cheese.
Overall the place has a good vibe and I see a very bright future for them.



Glen Patrick’s Pub


Glen Patrick’s Pub is located at 133-10 Cross Bay Blvd, Ozone Park 11417
This is an old-time Irish bar in the old man category.
This place has seen it’s up and downs. The bar was bigger many decades ago.
This bar is most famous for Jack Kerouac writing “On the road” here.
Standard taps. Guinness, Blue Moon, Sam Adams and a Cider.
They have bar food. There’s a pool table in the back. Wi-Fi is spotty.
I used to come here every once in a while many years ago. It’s not quite as popular as it used to be. Mostly due to the neighborhood changing and the regulars dying off.
During the day it’s a nice quiet, comfortable place to have a pint.
I hope it lasts, I always liked this bar.


Mike’s Tavern

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Mike’s Tavern is located at 8814 Liberty Ave, Ozone Park, NY 11417
3PM in the afternoon and it was packed.
Mix of a dive bar & old man’s bar.
Loud rock music and a pool table in the back.
3 types of beer on tap. Bud, Bud Light, Sam Adams. $5 a pint
There is a backyard area.
It’s not a bad place but I’d be nervous going on a Friday or a Saturday night.
I like these kinds of bars. It’s refreshing to go to a regular old time neighborhood bar instead of just the newer type beer bars.
It’s located right off the exit for the A train.
Good enough for a fast pint after work before heading home.


Woodhaven House


Woodhaven House is located at 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, New York, NY 11379

Woodhaven House is known more for being a restaurant than a bar. They have two separate bars and both are quite comfortable to sit and have a pint.

The food is very good and the ambiance is pleasant.

Taps are standard for an Irish themed bar. They are they only bar that I am aware of that has Harp on tap.

Always a good time here but parking can be nightmarish.


Studio Square

Studio Square

Studio Square is located at 35-37 36th Street Long Island City, NY 11106

Excellent beer garden. Might very well be the biggest in NYC if not a close second to the

Bohemian Beer Garden. Not only is there an outside space but the have a huge beer hall-style bar in the back past the bathrooms.

This is a multiple story facility. The beer garden is on the ground level and the other floors are used for any event like a wedding, TV show filming, corporate, etc.

They have only a moderate selection of tap beer which doesn’t change very often. They do have many events like tap takeovers or they’ll have a featured brewer.

The music is good and not too loud. They serve standard bar food. It’s not bad. They have Wi-Fi.

Check online for their frequent event schedule.

Studio Square is a must visit.



The Quiet Man Bar

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The Quiet Man is located at 96-03 101st Ave Ozone Park, NY 11416

Open since the early 1930’s this is a true old man’s neighborhood bar. It has a great old time American/Irish feel to it.

They have a backyard area. No food or Wi-Fi.

The tap selection is standard. No micro-brews. Just Guinness, Pabst, Miller and Yuengling. Inexpensive at $3.50 a pint.

This bar has an easy relaxed atmosphere. The bartender was pleasant.