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Bierocracy To Open On Thursday


Nov. 9, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

An Old World beer hall is set to open on Thursday in Long Island City.

Bierocracy, located at 12-23 Jackson Avenue, will bring a Central European-style communal beer hall to the neighborhood. The 4,000-square-foot venue will seat about 200 people.

European imports will be on tap, along with local brews, ciders, and radlers, which are beers mixed with soda. Pub snacks such as pretzels and sausages will be on the menu, alongside modernized dishes inspired by Central Europe.

According to a release from the Bierocracy team, the venue specializes in “the traditional special pours of the Czech Republic,” which aim to impress “even the geekiest of beer geeks.”

These pours include “tvrdá pěna,” which creates a cloud of thick, long-lasting foam that sits on top of a lager, and “rezané pivo,” made by tapping a dark lager on top of a light pilsner, resulting in a two-toned pint.

Bierocracy will be open Monday through Wednesday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Beautiful renovation. Terrible place.

Bland beers and average selection. Overpriced mediocre food.

You have to think these guys are not passionate about beer or food just thought it would be a good idea to open a “place”

Paul K.

I walked past it last night (Wed., Nov. 11), and there was no signage indicating a pending opening. It looks nice inside, though.

Bierocracy’s last Facebook post was Sept. 4, and its last Twitter post was Feb. 2. A non-existent social media strategy.

A article from Nov. 12 reads, “The 4,000-square-foot beer hall was originally scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 12, but according to a spokesperson for Bierocracy, that date has been changed to next Wednesday or Thursday.”


agreed. myself included. the best thing i could do is buy a house in the burbs and stop throwing my money away on rent. it is not like we have government jobs with great pensions. i love living in LIC but at some point, throwing money away just becomes stupid. you can get a million dollar mortgage for the cost of renting a 2BR.

Astoria Resident

It’s astonishing how much disposable income LIC residents have. All you read about are new bars/restaurants opening up.


It’s all a facade. Most people I know in LIC act like they are banking money when in fact they are living paycheck to paycheck.


That’s because there was nothing really there in the first place. They’ve packed in all of these residents who have to deal with one Duane Reade and lack of other goods and services. It’s not about disposable income.

Anonymous visitor

It depends on your definition of “nothing.” Personally, I never really felt I was missing out on anything (talking only retail here) in the old LIC. We all went to Manhattan for entertainment and didn’t need more than a bar or a diner close to home. I was always able to buy whatever I needed for my household in the neighborhood or during my lunch hour in Manhattan. Just because we now have several Thai restaurants, multiple of places to buy coffee, or infinite places for pizza doesn’t really mean much has been added to LIC, considering the extraordinary amount of additional money that has flooded the area. I’d be happier if we had more service-oriented shops than more and more bars and restaurants


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