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41 08 Bell BoulevardA good sports bar has a lot of TV’s that’s kind of a given, wouldn’t you say? But the Ritacco Family have long been of the opinion that a great sports bar ought to have a TV for just about every single patron. Well folks, FIRST EDITION is, in fact, that great sports bar, and the perfect place to watch any kind of big event. (Even up on the second floor, for example, they’ve elevated the tables in the center of the dining area so as to maximize your viewing pleasure.) Count on a fun and loyal crowd here, and a rotating variety of drink specials, the perfect ingredients to make FIRST EDITION your FIRST stop for post season baseball, the Super Bowl, March Madness, you name it. (Not to mention the fact that it couldn’t be more conveniently located, just a hop skip and a jump up the steps from the Bayside LIRR station, for those patrons whom we hereby politely encourage to drink and not drive.)CRUX BAR
69 38 Grand Avenue’s newest entry to the neighborhood’s booming bar scene is also one of the most lively. Probably the first thing you’ll notice when you walk in is the exposed brick, discovered amid the recent renovation, something that definitely gives the place a classic kind of look. And while all loyalties are certainly welcome here, make no mistake CRUX is a definite haven for die hard Yankee fans,
especially when one of the the masterminds behind it all, owner Eddie Kruck, is in the house. Kruck is the kind of sports bar owner who really knows his stuff, and when he’s around, picking his brain about the Joba Rules, A Rod vs Jeter, the Giants return to greatness, etc., is definitely something that makes your time at CRUX even that much more enjoyable. (That and bar specials like their $7 pizza and a pint.) And by the way, every Monday night at CRUX, they raffle off an honest to goodness Mitchell Ness NFL jersey so you’d better check that out, too!YER MAN’S IRISH PUB
70 26 88th StreetOwner Jimmy O’Reilly has done a fantastic job of resuscitating the ample space at 88th Street that once was Cooper’s Ale House, and if you poke around the place, you’re definitely going to get a whole bunch of ideas about different groups of friends you’re bringing next time: like the game you’ll want to watch on the huge wall size flat screens, or maybe that birthday party you’d like to plan once you see the layout of their private back room. The food is surprisingly good here, and it’s recommended you try either the Chicken Fingers or the Chicken Nuggets with Mild, Hot or Insanity sauce. (My advice go for the Insanity!
) And if yer man enough, there’s even a special stash of Beyond Insanity that only the bravest dare sample. Also of note, the Yer Man’s Burger, a combination of Irish Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese, and BBQ sauce on the side. So whether it’s Karaoke Night on Tuesdays, Airline Night on Wednesdays, or just about any big game, get yer self over to YER MAN’S, and we’ll bet it won’t be the last time you do!
AUSTIN’S STEAK ALE HOUSE
82 70 Austin StreetAlthough a bit unassuming from the street, entering AUSTIN’S ALE HOUSE is like entering another world a world far more spacious than you’d previously imagined. While the restaurant usually boasts specials for all its signature events like their annual Super Bowl Party, for example it’s perhaps best known for being one of the truly perfect places to watch the ponies. (And is, consequently, an OTB outfitted establishment.) But what we kind of love about AUSTIN’S ALE HOUSE is how it’s really two distinct restaurants in one, depending upon your mood. Feeling like a great steak dinner T Bone, Porterhouse, Pan Blackened Shell Steak? To your right as you enter,
and you’ll be impressed by how reasonable the prices are here, and the service fantastic. Or maybe a pint or two with the boys is more your style this evening? Well, then turn left as you enter, and guess what you’ve got one of the best beer on tap menus in Queens right here: Coney Island Lager, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Lindenman Framboise, and many more! Which makes perfect sense, right? After all, it is an Ale House!
81 08 Queens BoulevardFootball fans in this country think they’re the best fans in the world, but when it comes to the truly international sport of futbol aka soccer sorry to say, folks, but here in America we don’t know nothing! That’s why it’s so great to have such a fantastic establishment like so close at hand. Bathed in the blue and yellow that are the prized team colors of the Argentinean soccer club from whence the restaurant takes its name, definitely has a fun atmosphere the moment you walk in. (All the waiters are sporting soccer jerseys!) And no matter where you decide to sit in the restaurant’s expansive main dining room, you’re always going to have a good view of their numerous flat screens. But let’s not kid ourselves the reason folks love this establishment so much around here? Because Chef Edgar Salazar’s food is absolutely fantastic. Regulars rave about the steak all the time the Skirt Steak,
the Shell Steak, the Churrasco. Our advice? Opt for the Parrillada para dos, their mixed grill for two. And make sure you save room for dessert because the Panqueque con dulce de leche is the kind of confection that will definitely keep you coming back for more. RICHARD showroom! But there’s also a saying in sports, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s. well, it’s how good was the company?” And in our minds, there’s probably no place better for sharing in the joys of triumph, or wallowing in the company that misery tends to love. So whether you’re hoisting a few in celebration, or drowning your sorrows until someone tells you to stop, is definitely the place to be. They serve some of the best comfort food in Queens here pizza, wings, burgers, steaks and while Monday nights lay claim to their now legendary Wings specials, you should know that Sunday nights are now extra special, too, with their $5 pizzas, to coincide with NBC’s “Football Night in America” broadcast.