Nature is lit. Zoos can also be extremely lit. They can also be very tiring — read, too many children. So if you are at the Staten Island Zoo and in desperate need of a few quick ones, these are the bars for you.
1. The Beer Garden
Address: 1883 Victory Blvd
Hours : Mon to Sat 11am to 4am Sun 12pm to 4am
The Beer Garden is a laid back and relaxed environment that offers a beer sampler menu, gluten-free munchies options and plays crowd-pleasing rock music like Weezer & Nirvana. It offers a happy hour special (Mon-Thurs 4 to 7, Friday 3 to 7) that include 2 for 1 drinks, $5 pizza, and half priced appetizers.
2. Mother Pug’s Saloon
Address : 1371 Forest Avenue
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12am-2am Fri-Sat 12am-4am Sun 12am-2am
Known for the hardcore, metal and punk bands that roll through on a regular basis Mother Pug’s serves drinks in plastic cups and boasts a jukebox and billiards table. The outdoor patio is great for congregating with the locals while guzzling cheap beers all night. Burlesque shows are also a thing here so be prepared for that.
3. West Cork Union Hall
Address: 502 Henderson Avenue
Hours : Mon-Thurs 10am-3:30am Fri 10am-3am Sat 10am-3:30am Sun 12pm-4am
This neighborhood watering hole offers live music, pool, darts and a commendable beer tap selection. It’s a meeting place for West Brighton residents, which can be very refreshing.