If you’re an avid Olympics watcher like we are, adding a couple of drinks to the excitement won’t hurt. Grab a cold beer and cheer on your favorite athletes competing for the gold in gymnastics, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and other sports!
You may not be in Brazil for the summer Olympic games, but here’s your chance to share the intense moments at these top ten bars in Queens.
1. Olympia Sports Bar and Billiards (Astoria)
Olympics, Olympia? Close enough! This Astoria hotspot offers a soothing atmosphere that juxtaposes the fierce competition that you are about to watch in these upcoming weeks. Sip a Martini, puff a little hookah and play pool during the Olympic games.
2. Safari Beach Club (Bayside)
Even if you aren’t sprawled out on the sand in Rio de Janeiro, here’s a cool beach club in Bayside where you can see the action unfold from Brazil! The spacious bar is essential for sports enthusiasts, due to its variety of television sets accompanied by good food and great drinks.
3. Island Taste Restaurant & Lounge (Laurelton)
Are you ready to watch the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, run down the track at lightening speed? It’s only right that you celebrate among proud Jamaicans at Island Taste Restaurant & Lounge in Laurelton. Take a bite into some spicy jerk chicken wings as the competition heats up!
4. 43 Bar & Grill (Long Island City)
You don’t have to hold your breath during the nail-biting back flips that Team USA is sure to perform. Relieve the tension with a frozen margarita as you unwind by the bar at 43 Bar & Grill in Long Island City.
5. Roosevelt Sports Bar (Flushing)
If you prefer a more laid back setting, soak up the thrill of these summer Olympic games at Roosevelt Sports Bar in Flushing. You’ll have no choice but to keep your eyes glued to the screen, thanks to the bar’s vast array of flat screen TVs.
6. Luna Asian Bistro & Bar (Astoria)
Luna Asian Bistro & Bar may be the new kid on the block, but this Astoria venue is already moving in the right direction. The rooftop restaurant is an essential spot to enjoy Asian fusion while viewing the most energetic athletes battle it out for the gold.
7. Moda Grill (Jamaica)
As the international volleyball teams break a sweat, patrons will also work up an appetite from all the entertainment. Moda Grill in Jamaica has delicious food and affordable drinks that aim to please. You’ll appreciate the easy-going atmosphere while a live DJ scratches the hottest hip-hop songs on Friday nights.
8. O’Neill’s (Maspeth)
If you’ve never witnessed the real definition of a sports bar, put O’Neill’s in your GPS this weekend. The versatile spot in Maspeth presents a dining room with a catering hall and sports bar. The dimly lit bar area is brightened by the sea of mounted televisions where major sports fans gather to have fun.
9. The Ridgewood Ale House (Ridgewood)
Your top Olympic swim teams are doing rigorous front strokes and breast strokes, but that doesn’t mean you should drink like a fish! Play it safe with a few brews at The Ridgweood Ale House.
10. Tropix Bar & Lounge (Rego Park)
Too bad many of us are stuck in New York while others sink their toes in Caribbean sands. No worries, Tropix Bar & Lounge in Rego Park provides an island feel with refreshing drinks and catchy music. Not to mention, the succulent variety of wings served on Monday wing nights will keep you coming back for more!
Bar hoppers, take advantage of these awesome spots while the summer Olympic games kick off on Friday night until Sunday, August 21!