Three Additional Astoria Establishments Have Liquor License Suspended, Including Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
By Loulou Chryssides
Image via Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Facebook.
The New York State Liquor Authority has announced the suspension of liquor licenses at multiple Queens-based establishments. Three of those establishments are in Astoria, and include Aliada, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, and Dominie’s.
The suspension of Bohemian Hall’s liquor license came as a surprise to many, since the beer garden, located at 29-19 24th Avenue, is the oldest in the state. However, according to the official statement released yesterday, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden allegedly had 20 patrons drinking outside the premises and not observing social distancing measures on Saturday, August 8th. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden remains closed indefinitely.
Aliada, located at 29-19 Broadway, allegedly had patrons congregating and consuming alcohol while waiting for seating, and some tables indoors in anticipation of rain on August 7th. At Dominie’s, located at 34-07 30th Avenue, staff was allegedly not wearing face coverings, as well as having multiple patrons congregating outside on August 6th.
The businesses that are found to violate the current COVID-19 regulations in place which include: not wearing facial coverings, no social distancing, allowing indoor dining, serving alcohol without food, and remaining open past the 11PM dining curfew, can face fines up to $10,000 for each violation.