QUEENS — Forest Hills may be getting its first beer garden.
The owners of Cobblestones Pub, at 117-18 Queens Blvd., near 78th Avenue, are considering turning the pub's backyard into an outdoor space for beer lovers, according to Norman Leibowitz, chair of the Community Board 6 consumer affairs committee.
Leibowitz said at a CB6 meeting Wednesday night that the owners of the popular pub applied to alter their liquor license to allow them to serve alcohol in a larger space, to include the backyard area.
In the past, the backyard was used as a basketball court, which prompted noise complaints.
The beer garden would occasionally host live bands, but the owners told the committee that they would install a special sound absorbing fence around the proposed beer garden, according to Leibowitz.
The owners of the pub declined to comment on the proposal because they said they have not yet decided whether they will move forward with the plan to open the beer garden.
Following the committee’s advice, CB6 voted Wednesday to recommend that the State Liquor Authority approve the application.
Beer gardens are increasingly popular in New York and Queens has its share of them, including Astoria's Bohemian Hall, the oldest such establishment in the city, and Studio Square in Long Island City.