Queens >Bars & Clubs > Broadway Station
3009 Broadway, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110640.762335 -73.925650
Rude and overpriced – If I could give this place less than 1 star I would. Went there a few nights ago and the bartender starts getting angry at my friend for throwing a couple of napkins on the ground. My friend apologized and the bartender, a squat little ugly nobody, just keeps getting angrier and asks my friend if he'd like it if someone came to his home and threw napkins on the floor. My friend asked if the bartender lived there and the bartender punched him! And not just once either, like about 6 times! And then SCREAMED for us to get out. We had done NOTHING to provoke a physical assault like that. And even before that, the drinks were watered down, the service was rather slow and the food was barely edible. I would not recommend this place to anyone, ever!
Overall a great place to go – My fiance and I have made Broadway Station our place to go when we want to have a night out. The ambiance is great. Even though we are not into the sports being watched on the tv's, the booths combined with the music, offer up a relaxed yet lively place to be. Being conveniently located right on Broadway and 31st in Astoria, we are close to home. The sliders are excellent and you can usually get food throughout the entire night till the wee hours of the morning. I find the staff to be welcoming and friendly. I recommend this place to my friends all the time.
great atmosphere – My boyfriend and I love this place. Very nice atmosphere, very sporty, and the food is great!! Nice friendly service and great backround music and juke box.
Rude and overpriced. – I have been going to this bar since I moved to Astoria 6 years ago. After being thrown out by the bouncer and bartender, and being grabbed by the bouncer, I am never returning. I had dozed off in a booth waiting for a friend, and the bouncer came up and was incredibly rude. When I asked for him to explain why I was being thrown out, he could not give me answer. I called when I returned home and asked for the name of the Manager, I was hung up on. I do not appreciate being grabbed and humiliated. I will never return to this bar and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Soggy wings – We dropped by to watch the Giants game last night. We asked for a booth but were told no because they only seat 3-4 people there (only 2 in our group). Ordered buffalo wings and they came out soggy!
Also, as we sat there, two groups of 2 people were seated in the booths! We've had trouble here before but gave it another try because of the facelift. Never again!
Great place to go – The place is great for friends to gather and have a few drinks. Its a place to meet people as well. My boyfriend and I love going there. The bartenders are great they are friendly and make everyone feel welcome.
Local Bar – I?ve lived in Astoria for about 5 years now, and every once in a while I head to Bway station. The bar can use a face lift, but it?s the kinda place you can go to in sweat pants to see familiar faces and play tunes on the jukebox. Service has always been great, regulars frequent the bar, food can be updated but for the most part the burgers are great! If you want to hang out at a local pub this is the place!
Boo! – This is my first time writing a review, but there was something about this place that made me cringe enough to actually sign up for an account and write this. I was in town from Michigan visiting a friend who occasionally stops off to watch the Mets get their butts kicked. There was an incident outside the bar with a lot of yelling (not really sure what all this was about), and many of us went out to see what was going on. I noticed this obnoxious, squat, square-headed guy yelling all kinds of obscenities like he owned the block or something. I asked my friend "who the hell is this guy?" and he told me it was the owner. It explained a lot. The Karaoke person is a huge tool, who hits on people's girlfriends and only lets certain people like "The Linzer" sing. This is one of many really annoying pet names given to people who sing here apparently in preparation for American Idol. There is an intimidating entourage that mingles and bullies people who are not regulars. The drinks are overpriced, and the place is in desperate need of remodeling. The pool table eats quarters, and the waitress skips songs on the jukebox when she doesn't like them. Don't order the Jalape?o poppers, or the wings, or the burger. The poppers are hardly ideal for masticating, and are filled with disgusting cheese and even the cold spaghetti sauce provided for dipping doesn't cover up the taste of them. The burger is served on a really dry bun and (in my case) was grossly undercooked, despite the fact I ordered it well done, and the wings taste like petrified beef jerky. Oh, the buy-back policy: Sometimes people who are liked by the bartenders get every fourth drink for free, but if they don't know you or like you, they either forget or don't mention it in the first place. Oh, but there are a lot of TV screens (awesome!), and I've heard that on rare occasions, one can add up all the teeth of the females in the bar and get a full set. That's something, I guess.
This bar's spirited patrons range from college seniors to senior citizens. – In Short
Once upon a time, a man would toil all day before stopping at bar with the fellas on his way home. Now that same bar sees girls in low-slung jeans without a care that every NFL game is shown on 16 screens. Such is life. The older afternoon crowd gives way to a younger generation at this Long Island City favorite. No surprises there--drinks are cheap; the bar pumps its own smooth, dark Broadway Station Ale; and everyone's welcome to shoot some pool or play some darts.
This is definately not "Cheers"! – My first encounter with the place was actually last year. The place is cold in atmosphere. The bartending staff use chip ice in high ball glasses to water down drinks and are way too over priced. The place seems to be overrun by a click oriented crowd with an unfriendly environment to any and all outsiders who are not considered regulars. The karaoke host only allows his select group of individuals to perform rudely turning away anyone who is not part of the predominantly Irish clientele. I do have a word that perfectly describes the type of individuals running this establishment; but unfortunately, I cannot use it here!
If you want comfort, warmth and good hospitality this is not it!
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