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Gastropub Set to Open on Continental Avenue

By Nigel Chiwaya | October 23, 2012 8:59am

QUEENS — A new gastropub is on tap for Forest Hills.

The bar, Forest Hills Station House, announced its impending presence in a low key, high-tech way;  through a QR code taped to the window of the pub's future location at 106-11 71st Ave., between Austin and Burns Street.

The code, first reported by the blog Edge of the City, appeared over the weekend on the window of the former Mexican restaurant and links to a coming-soon website for the pub, which advertises itself as a beer hall, whiskey den and gastropub.

When reached over the phone, the pub's owner said that Forest Hills Station House, next to the neighborhood's Long Island Rail Road station, wouldn't be a beer hall on the level of Astoria's Bohemian Hall Beer Garden, but would offer craft beers, whiskey, scotch and "an amazing gastropub menu."

The owner, who requested that they not be named until the pub was closer to opening, said that Forest Hills Station House hopes to open its doors by Christmas.

The new eatery will take the place of Marianella's Restuarant, a Mexican eatery that shuttered its doors in June.  It will open down the street from Dirty Pierre's, another gastropub on Continental Avenue.