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Where to watch the Big Game in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Play in Elmhurst and Break Bar and Billiards in Astoria


With New Year’s Eve a distant memory, it’s time for Americans to consider their Super Bowl Sunday plans. With which best friends, in what atmosphere, and with what booze and grub specials are you planning to maximize the winner-take-all extravaganza? Feb. 1 is creeping up on us all, so here are a few locales in Queens we deem nothing short of awesomely appropriate for the game.

Break Bar and Billiards
32-04b Broadway, Astoria • 718-777-5400 • break-ny.com
This self-proclaimed “adult playground” includes foosball and the truly novel vintage arcade. A rotating selection of 18 beers on tap, along with signature comfort food and 10 HD television displays comprise the other attractions. The ambiance is defined by the 7,000-square-foot space’s classic exposed brick.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave., Astoria • 718-274-4925 • bohemianhall.com
One of the only beer gardens to survive prohibition, the Bohemian Hall’s Brouczech beer on tap and classic beef goulash would have already made the cult establishment a prime Super Bowl destination. However, $10 Stellas, Hoegaardens and Abita Ambers, $5 Bushmill shots, and appetizer specials for the big game day make it irresistible. As always, no cover charge at this joint. Festivities begin at 4 p.m.

Bourbon Street
40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside • 718-224-2200 • bourbonstreetny.com
Laissez les bon temps roulez! That’s “Cajun cuisine at its best,” the tried-and-true philosophy of this Bell Boulevard institution. Seafood lovers rejoice: there are hot and cold buffets, including the signature bayou mussels and blackened crab cakes. Those who love unlimited drinks should rejoice even harder with the Super Bowl promotion of all-you-can-drink beer, wine, mixed drinks and soda. Kickoff on the big screens is at 6:25 p.m., and raffles and free giveaways abound. $45 reservation and deposit required.

C.J. Sullivan’s
213-10 41st Ave., Bayside • 718-224-0060
This burger joint’s customary bargain drink specials are the stars of the show on this Sunday, but they are accompanied by a free hot and cold buffet, including chicken francese and sausage and peppers. The five big TVs make the large dining area seem intimate.

77-17 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst • 718-476-2828 • play-ny.com
Billiards, bowling, ping pong, air hockey and a mechanical bull will help the pre-game hours fly by. For the main course, 30 large screens, including six mega screens and one at the end of each lane, will be firmly set on NBC for the showdown. A 72-foot illuminated stainless steel bar is worth noting as well, with imported beers on tap.

Tap House
72-07 Austin St.  Forest Hills • 718-997-0500
This under-the-radar gem in the heart of Austin Street is for the hyper-casual fan who likes to let loose, and loves a huge selection of wings. Featured are 10 HD flat screens and 20 beers on tap, along with notably prompt and pleasant waitresses and bartenders.  The Super Bowl Sunday special is a $50 open bar and buffet. Raffles and other drink specials will be decided before the game, and based on its already reasonable pricing toward younger crowds, you can swing by with a light wallet.

The Garden at Studio Square NYC
35-33 36th St., Astoria • 718-383-1001 • studiosquarebeergarden.com
This may be the closest you’ll feel to actually being at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. The mega sports party haven offers more than 30 screens throughout its 30,000-square-foot complex, which also includes two indoor areas and a cobblestone courtyard. Enjoy open beer from their advanced tap system, wine, sangria and unlimited wings from 4 p.m. until halftime. Tickets are $30-40 depending on how early you reserve them. 21 and over.


Where to watch the Super Bowl in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre


Still looking for a place to go to watch the Super Bowl? With Feb. 2 quickly approaching, the time to make that decision is now. Here is a list of different hot spots around Queens where you can go on Game Day.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Forest Hills):

This new venue is equipped with 89 different televisions, ranging from 60” to 80”, as well as two projector screens, for your viewing pleasure. They will operate on a first-come, first-served basis for the Super Bowl. You can visit them at www.buffalowildwings.com.

Austin’s Ale House (Kew Gardens):

This bar has one of the best Super Bowl deals in Queens. For $50 you get microdrafts, bottled beers, or top shelf cocktails (not shots or cordials), along with a halftime buffet. You can also enjoy watching the game on any of its 50 televisions or 2 projector screens. Reservations are being accepted. Check out more on www.austinsteakandalehouse.com.

O’Neill’s Restaurant (Maspeth):

Yes, the famous O’Neill’s of Maspeth has re-opened. With its 60” HD flat screen televisions and top-quality sound system, one can only imagine how great the atmosphere will be. There will also be a VIP party room where, for $125 each, you and your party get a five-hour open bar, choice of appetizers, and a sit down dinner. Call O’Neill’s at 718-672-9696.

Bar 43 (Sunnyside):

Known for its atomic wings, Bar 43 is always a hot spot. This Sunnyside establishment has a perfect setup for a smaller crowd of Super Bowl viewers, with its 11 televisions and projector screen.  You can find more about them at www.bar43.com.

Katch (Astoria):

For the Super Bowl, Katch is planning to open up it newly renovated outdoor heated section. Now patrons will be able to watch the game in heated tents outside, while enjoying a BBQ and pig roast. There will also be Coors Light models making their way around the bar during the game. Reservations of at least six or more are being accepted. Visit www.katchastoria.com.

C.J. Sullivan’s (Bayside):

$12 Bud Light pitchers are a special for the Super Bowl. While you’re there you can also enjoy a free buffet at halftime, along with giveaway prizes.  There are 5 televisions around the bar and one large one in the dining area. Call them at 718-224-0060.

Bohemian Hall Beer Garden (Astoria):

Super Bowl Sunday is sure to be good at this century-old establishment. There will be no cover charge and a slew of beer specials. Starting at 4 p.m. there will be $8 pitchers of Beck’s Oktoberfest, $10 pitchers of both Hoegaarden and Stella, halftime shot specials, and appetizer specials. Check out more at www.bohemianhall.com.

Z NYC Hotel (Long Island City):

Although Super Bowl XLVIII is taking place in New Jersey, one Queens hotel is offering an “over-the-top” package to make sure you have everything you need for the big game, without leaving the borough.

The Z NYC Hotel, located at 11-01 43rd Avenue in Long Island City, announced it will be offering a SB 48 Package “for a day of football filled with friends, food and fabulous cocktails.”

The group package includes two nights, Saturday February 1 and Sunday, February 2, in a guest room overlooking the Manhattan skyline; a Breakfast of Champions on Super Bowl Sunday in the hotel’s private function space featuring an omelet station, steak and eggs, waffles, french toast, and more; access to the tailgating party on the Z Roof, weather permitting, from 4 p.m. until game time; a private viewing of the game with an open bar, unlimited buffet and VIP waitress service; and Monday morning breakfast in the hotel’s private function space or in the guest room.

The package is a group package fitting 11 guests in total to 11 guest rooms. It costs $22, 159.28 or $2,014.48 per person. The rate does not include tax or gratuity.

For those who do not want to book the package but would still like to have the Breakfast of Champions, the Z NYC Hotel is offering the meal for $25.95 including a pre-set football breakfast and unlimited beer, bloody marys and mimosas.

For more information visit www.zhotelny.com and to book a hotel package call 212-319-7000.