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Eltingville is known for it’s thriving Italian and Irish communities — and naturally those cultures are reflected in the local bar scene. Check out our picks below.
1. Joyce’s Tavern
Address: 3823 Richmond Avenue
Hours : Mon-Thurs 12pm to 10pm Fri to Sat 12pm-12am Sun 12pm to 10pm
Joyce’s Tavern is an old school rustic Irish pub with live bands playing here on the regular. It’s a wonderful spot to get a tasty cheeseburger and a cheap beer while feeling like you are in the Ireland in the 1970’s.
2. Boulevard Tavern
Address: 4263 Hylan Blvd Staten Island, NY 10312
Hours: 11am-4am Everyday
Neighborhood hangout with a slightly odd U-shaped bar and the friendliest bartenders in Eltingville. Pints of vodka and seltzer for 5 bucks and they even have an outdoor deck so you can get some fresh air while preparing for your next drink. Shots of Jack Daniels will only set you back about 4.50 so come ready to guzzle a few with your buddies. This bar gets overcrowded often so don’t be surprised if a few locals bump into you while telling their friends about their high school days in S.I
3. PLAY Sports Bar
Address : 2 Sneden Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312
Hours : 11am to 4am Mon-Sat Sun 12pm to 4am
Play is a college style sports bar that offers 75 differen brews and an outdoor beer garden. Its usually packed whenever a New York sports team is playing. A DJ and an assortment of local bands perform from Thursday to Saturday. There are wonderful opportunities to get an intense game of beer pong, darts, and you can dance to your favorite jams to their jukebox.