Here we go, again.
The status quo is taking a hit.
The market is rattled. The debates are frazzled. But one thing is not changed. A suit reaching for headlines with his rhetoric.
So, tell me Tex… Do you really believe New Yorkers lack values?
Okay, if that’s how you feel then we need to do the old democratic heave ho and lift a few sterns. You’re a good old Ivy Leaguer. Sure you know how to tilt back a stern.
First choice ?
Bierocracy along Jackson Avenue in Long Island City.
Interesting name, huh?
Well, if you want interesting Bierocracy is the place. Almost half a block long with a corner location. A large oval white marble bar. Good lighting, too.
Floor to ceiling glass windows that look out on Jackson Avenue. Dark stained wooden floors. Brown ceiling fans hang from the stucco white ceiling. Black and white silent films run on screens against walls. And the noise level? Bearable.
Four seating areas. Some with varnished wooden communal tables. Long comfortable tables, too. Who knows? If you’re lucky you might sit between two people that comprise the melting pot we brag about in Queens.
Listen Tex, you’re going to have to cross the boulevard at some point, so you might as well start at Bierocracy. Understand that the demographics at this ‘bierhall’ might leave you speechless and that’s not be a bad thing for the rest of us. If anything after lifting a few at Bierocracy you might just come to your senses and realize how nonsensical your remark was about New Yorkers and values.
Hipsters lifting beer sterns with Hipsters. Women sitting with women. Asian Americans sitting with Asians and non-Asians. Latin men wearing New York Yankee caps tilted to the side. Latin women laughing and mingling with Latins and non-Latins. African Americans in sport jackets speaking to Caucasians. Men sitting with men. Overweight bald gents laughing loudly. And–can you imagine anything more valueless than a person sitting alone and reading a book?
And you want to hear something else, Tex?
Bierocracy has eleven standard beers and ales on tap along with a rotating selection of IPA’s, local and seasonal brews. They also have a vast selection of bottled Ales, IPA’s, Wheat beers, Lagers, porters/Stouts along with Cider/Sour and Lambics.
Too many choices for you, Tex?
Well. here’s your takeaway while deciding on what beer to order. It’s called farblonjet in Yiddish, which is to say confused. (Can’t imagine Yiddish rings a bell for you).
So, to ease you’re confusion, we’ll throw you a bone:
Go with the B-Dark on tap.
Brewed off premise by a contractor. Similar in color to a Coca-Cola. Smooth first taste. Easy finish. Hint of molasses flavor. Somewhat effervescent, but in a good way. A good chice with most of the items on Bierocracy’s menu, which is described as spin on a “Central European bierhall cuisine.”
So, what do you say Tex?
Think you’re ready to drop your theocracy and champion democracy at Bierocracy ?
And if not?
Just take note of how we vote.
12-23 Jackson Avenue
(at 47th Road)
7 to Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Avenue
G to 21st
Hours of Operation
Monday-Wednesday: 4 pm-1 am
Thursday: 4 pm- 2 am
Friday: 3 pm – 4 am
Saturday: 11 am-4 am
Sunday: 11 am – 1 am
Live Music Thursday Nights
Service: Efficient. Friendly. Dressed in black and white long sleeve shirts and black pants.
Bathrooms: Vast. Well-lit. Clean. Modern amenities.