Construction is currently underway for the 4,000-square-foot establishment, which will have 200 seats, including a 28-seat bar. The eatery will serve Central European food and a select mix of European beers.
The owners plan on making the beer hall a city chain, and decided on the 12-23 Jackson Ave. spot for their first location because of Long Island City’s status as a hot new neighborhood.
“The reason why we got into Long Island City is because it is an up-and-coming area and, quite frankly, it’s lacking something like this,” said Tom Rajic, an owner of Bierocracy. “We feel this is the right place.”
Bierocracy hopes to promote a social environment, where patrons will sit and interact with each other around community tables and a bar, without the distractions of televisions, Rajic said.
Currently the group is still searching for a head chef, and interior construction work is still ongoing.
The restaurant’s hours haven’t been fully decided, but lunch will also be served.