LOWER EAST SIDE — An open-air beer garden and sports bar touting 80 television screens will open on the Bowery in the coming weeks, bringing with it a brunch menu, oyster happy hour and exclusive underground lounge.
The Bowery Beer Garden on May 1 will unveil its covered area at 93 Bowery equipped with fans and heat lamps for year-round cocktail-sipping and game-watching.
The space will hold 40 beers on tap and 80 TV screens across three rooms where patrons can catch their soccer, baseball, football, golf games or horse racing, according to a venue representative. The rooms will be available to rent for private Super Bowl parties and fantasy football gatherings.
The garden also features an extensive sweet and savory brunch menu, including the Bowery Breakfast Skillet with home fries, breakfast sausage, applewood bacon, shredded cheese and fried egges, and Bananas Foster French Toast smothered in maple syrup, fresh bananas and walnuts.
Brunch cocktails include the classic bloody mary and mimosa, plus more luxurious bottle deals for the whole table — for $70, "The Executive" will get you a bottle of yellow label Veuve Cliquot champagne with your choice of orange of cranberry juice. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A raw bar will serve up daily oyster specials and oyster shootings, while happy hours will be offered weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m., including $1 oysters and $10 frozen cocktails.
The new beer garden sits atop the already open underground nightclub Mr. Wu's Basement, a "sexy lounge waiting to serve you and your needs," according to the bar website. The beer garden will be run by the same proprietors as the basement lounge, said bar reps.