Long Island City is home to new beer hall Bierocracy. Fiercely central European, the new gastropub was created by a group of Czechs and Slovaks.
Local brews, ciders, radlers (beers mixed with soft drinks) all figure into the brew. On tap you’ll find B-Original, a Czech golden lager with an elegant malt body and a long lasting, hop finish; B-Witte, a traditional Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with orange peel and coriander; and B-Dark, a deep amber colored lager with aromas of roasted malt and spicy hops. Pilsner Urquell, Schofferhofer Weisse, and Weihenstephan Dunkel are available on draft as well.
Curious about authentic pours from the regions? The mliko is an all wet foam pour, while řezané is achieved by drawing a pilsner first and then topping with the wet foam of a dark lager.
The food menu is likewise inspired by Central Europe, including dishes such as the Lobster Salad in a Pretzel Roll with radish sprouts and crème fraiche, Pork Belly braised with plum ginger glaze and served with the house-made slaw, and the Bavarian Pretzel served with beer cheese spread and house mustard.
The 4,000-square-foot beer hall seats 220. Open Monday–Thursday starting from 4 p.m. and Friday–Sunday from 3 p.m.
12-23 Jackson Ave. (at 47th Road)
Long Island City, NY 11101