Thursday, May 14, 2009

Studio Square, New Beer Garden in Town, Opens Today!

There's been a lot of talk about Studio Square, the new beer garden in Astoria/LIC, and today is their official opening! I plan to check it out tonight, hopefully take some snaps to share with you all. Here's some of their official PR, check it out:

S2’s menu reinvents the traditional flavors of a German beer garden. The beer garden’s self serve cash only menu features German and American grill favorites. Served with sauerkraut and rustic country white bread, the menu offers high-quality German Bratwurst and Weisswurst and Polish Kielbasa from Schaller & Weber, Queen’s own legendary meat purveyor. S2’s grill menu also features Certified Black Angus Hamburgers; Chicken and Pork Souvlaki; and Pulled Pork Sandwiches made with S2’s signature BBQ sauce. Oversized soft pretzels are also offered, served with two different dipping mustards.

Boasting several indoor and outdoor bars, S2 offers over 18 imported, domestic and craft beers on draft, including German favorites such as Spaten Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Hefe Weiss, regional U.S. standouts such as Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA from Delaware and Stone Levitation Ale from San Diego and local brews such as Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale from Westchester, NY. To ensure the perfect pour, all beers are served from a temperature-controlled tap system designed specifically for S2 and served in traditional glassware in liter and half-liter sizes. Other beverage highlights include wines by the glass and an impressive list of spirits as well as S2’s housemade Sangria served on tap.

Devoid of coo coo clocks and lederhosen, S2 complements the creative culture that is Long Island City. Neighboring the acclaimed Kaufman Astoria Studios, the contemporary art center P.S.1, and the internationally renowned Museum of the Moving Image, S2 brings a parallel level of energy and excitement to the neighborhood.

S2’s indoor bar features vibrant urban murals by the acclaimed artist Louie "KR One" Gasparro, industrial fixtures, exposed brick walls, rare African Wenge Wood bar tops and large communal tables hand carved from pine, maple and cottonwood trees. The open-air square of the beer garden beckons festive gatherings with large handcrafted communal picnic tables made from pine and an expansive stone fire pit. A cobblestone courtyard constructed from over two hundred tons of authentic Belgium stone blocks is surrounded by ivy, lush vines and unique River Birch trees, recalling S2’s German beer garden influence. A covered patio hugs the edge of the courtyard, featuring an 80-foot long bar behind a series of glass garage doors.

If you go, let us know what you think!

Studio Square
35-33 36th Street (between 35th & 36th Avenues)
Long Island City
Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, 12 p.m. - 4 a.m.


Scott said...

S2 is the real deal..I went Wednesday night and its a great spot. Sausages were great. Cant wait for summer beers here. Owners are also all very nice guys.

Julie said...

I went last night and it was unbelievable. Not only was there every beer you could ever imagine but the space was incredible and the food was delicious! Not to mention the staff was excellent and moved the lines very quickly. The old beer garden better step up it's game to compete with this one!

Alan Smithee said...

We did a walk-through last night. Great space.

I know it's just us old people, but do you think they'll ever open a drinking establishment in the NYC that doesn't have the music blaring? It would be nice to be able to hear what the people you are out with are saying.

luv beer said...

I went to the space last night, place was fantastic. nice chill crowed music wasnt to loud. i thought the place was perfect. great staff and great food. bye bye other beer gardens bc this on is here to stay

Foodista said...

I don't think we can say bye-bye to the other beer garden but I do like Studio Square. The Bohemian Beer Garden has been around for years and it has a lot of tradition and charm. I like them both in different ways. New is good but an oldie is also a goodie in my opinion.


The space is nice, lots of choices...



Daniel said...

Douche bag central, loaded with idiot frat guys... I live around the corner and I still wldnt go back if they had $1 draft beers!

boy labyog said...

I like the set up there,perfect place for having a good time.

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