College Point residents welcomed a new sports bar into the area with the arrival of a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise location on Monday.
The new 20th Avenue location opened started with a bang, with a packed house of diners at nearly every table for the first night of business.
According to staffers at the site, the company granted a year of free wings to the first 100 guests to come in on its first day, and these awards were all given out to people waiting in line outside the new bar over an hour before the hours of operation began.
Some even brought their own tents and camped out overnight to score a year of wings. The gracious employees of the chain allowed these loyal fans to use the bar’s restroom when needed, and supplied them with hot cocoa to combat the chilly early winter winds.
The new space can hold up to 220 people, and has features typical of the chain, which has locations in all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico and The Philippines. Giant television screens of sports programming face diners from multiple angles, and the menu features wings, wings and more wings, with deals for 75 cent wings on Tuesdays and 75 cent boneless wings every Thursday.
This is the third Buffalo Wild Wings in New York City, with the other two located in Terminal 4 of JFK Airport, and in Forest Hills at 107-16 71st Ave.