At Unclebourbon’s gastro-pub in Staten Island, we believe that you should be able get everything you need in a good night out under one roof. We serve Comfort Food using only the best ingredients served on small plates so it’s easy to share with friends alongside some of the best micro-brews and classic cocktails availabl
Exquisite Lizard keeps motors running until midnight all week with creative burgers, meat-filled sandwiches, and pasta swimming in creamy sauces. Flatware-less fare, ranging from french-bread pizza to boneless buffalo wings, refuels patrons in between rounds of pool and darts, or two-handed diners can heave the Mega burger, with its chapeau of sautéed mushrooms and onions, toward awaiting taste buds. A frothy slate of draft beers, including Blue Moon and Samuel Adams, extinguish mouth fires while patrons root for their favorite baseball player or congressional witness from a quartet of television screens.
The cooks at The Beer Garden grill, flip, and dress up 15 burgers and nearly a dozen wrapped sandwiches on the menu and send the plates off to the cozy nooks of the inviting neighborhood pub. Begin with the hefty appetizer sampler, decorated with pairs of mozzarella sticks, hot wings, chicken fingers, pierogies, barbecue shrimp, and jalapeno poppers. Beefy burger offerings include the Poyntz, named in honor of owner Jerry Poyntz, which arrives dressed to the nines in swiss and bacon, and the blackened 5 Alarm hamburger, which thaws cryogenically frozen relatives thanks to zesty jalapeños, salsa, and chipotle mayo.
Giant photographs of sports legends sweep across the walls of Bench Sports Bar, from uniformed Dodgers lounging in the dugout to boxers getting ready for a match. Under the gaze of these athletic greats, bartenders dole out frosty of draft beer in pints and pitchers and mix up specialty cocktails. Guests dig into wings slathered in five sauces and sliders in six varieties, including grilled steak with caramelized onions and juicy short ribs with garlic mayo. As they dine, massive flat screens on the walls glimmer with the action of the day’s sporting events, from a quarterback scoring a touchdown to an MMA fighter realizing that his strength came not from his lucky socks, but his heart.
Bagel Schmagel’s bakers combine fresh ingredients to create nine types of Old World–style bagels and more than a dozen handcrafted cream cheeses. A commitment to freshness and quality guides the bakery's foodsmiths, ensuring that each batch of bagels emerges from the kettle with a glistening, thin crust and a warm, spongy interior reminiscent of the Doughboy's spleen. The roster of eats also includes baked goods, salads, sandwiches, and specials, which are denoted on chalkboards. A blue-and-gray-striped awning denotes arrival at the bakery, shading floor-to-ceiling windows and a dining room with lox-colored walls.
Bean Post Pub envelops pub-goers in a sports-bar atmosphere as they dig into traditional pub eats and drinks that have helped earn it recognition as one of the area's best bars by the Village Voice and a favorite hot spot of the Brooklyn Paper. A hefty list of appetizers offers hearty selections such as the house-made Football chili oozing with melted mexican cheese or wings that transport a choice of 21 flavors onto waiting tongues, including the brown-sugar-infused sweet barbeque, the butter-soaked garlic parmesan, or Wild Turkey honey bourbon. Weighing in at 8 ounces, sirloin burgers are bedecked with colorful accouterments, including grilled peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Sandwiches include the Cowboy steak, which spotlights flank steak galloping across onion rings and melted cheddar. Bean Post Pub rounds out savory eats with suds from its regularly updated beer menu, packed with 21 beers on draft and more than 60 bottled brews. Interior wood paneling lines Bean Post's spacious bar as 16 flat-screen TVs highlight partyin' patrons scouring the 250+ digital jukebox or mastering arcade games such as Golden Tee Golf.