Posts Tagged: Bars

  • Off-season Sugar Bowl

    Off-season Sugar Bowl

    The Sugar Bowl is still open on weekends through the end of December, and will host their first-ever New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2017. For more information, please contact sugarbowl718@gmail.com.

  • Elbow Bend: 30 Bars of Rockaway, 2016

    Elbow Bend: 30 Bars of Rockaway, 2016

    The annual accounting of Rockaway bars was a bit of a seesaw this year. Off the list for 2016: Pebble’s Pub and El Pasatiempo, which were both shuttered in early spring, and The BayHouse, which is still undergoing a total post-Sandy rebuild. However, we have seen the addition of the stunning new gastro-pub Community House,

  • The New Sugar Bowl

    The New Sugar Bowl

    Under gloriously sunny skies, the Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point reopened in a new, resilient building. Residents welcomed the reopening by congregating on the new front deck of the bar. The historic photo collages of summers past line the walls of the bar, and visitors were seen looking for glimpses of themselves in younger days.

  • Grand opening: Rockaway Beach Golf Club

    Grand opening: Rockaway Beach Golf Club

    Welcome Rockaway Beach Golf Club to the list of new businesses opening this year. The area’s first indoor golf club is owned by local firefighters Christian Stathis and Patrick Hayden, and Steve Stathis, the owner of the legendary Boarders Surf Shop. With three PGA Tour Simulators, and a full bar, the Club is a great

  • Shutter watch: Pebble’s and El Pasatiempo

    Shutter watch: Pebble’s and El Pasatiempo

    Bad news for the local bar scene: it looks like two neighborhood establishments have been shuttered. Pebble’s Pub, in Roxbury, and El Pasatiempo, in Rockaway Park, have been closed for several weeks, and phones at both establishments have been disconnected.

  • The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The year got off to a promising start when Lonely Planet named Queens the top U.S. travel destination for 2015. While the guide heralded the ethnic diversity of the borough, it also cited the subway-accessible “Atlantic-kissed sands” of Rockaway. Residents and visitors were set to embrace “Hamptons without the fuss,” making the James Franco visit

  • The Sugar Cube is being dismantled

    The Sugar Cube is being dismantled

    The Sugar Cube has served its last beer, and the temporary quarters of the seasonal watering hole in Breezy Point are being dismantled. After the waters of Superstorm Sandy destroyed the original building in 2012, the bar reopened for the summer of 2013 out of a temporary storage trailer. Locals quickly christened the new incarnation

  • The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    With the opening of the Community House on August 4th, the peninsula bar count is now up to 30, and the restaurant scene in Rockaway takes a serious, and elegant step up. Occupying the old Irish Circle, which was shuttered in 2014, the design of the new gastropub relegates any memories of that watering hole

  • Elbow Bend: Every bar in Rockaway, 2015

    Elbow Bend: Every bar in Rockaway, 2015

    Last year we chronicled the bar scene in Rockaway with the 24 Bars of Rockaway map. This year, with the return of stalwarts such as Kennedy’s, a newcomer in the Riis Park Beach Bazaar, as well as the inclusion of some fine Broad Channel watering holes, the bar count is up to 29. Below is

  • Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    With summer getting into full swing, Fort Tilden makes for an alluring and more laid-back alternative to the beaches just a bit east. This remote section of Gateway National Recreation Area makes for an ideal day trip, accessible by either weekend ferry service or the NYC Beach Bus. However, the food options are limited, but