The Little Neck Inn and I coexisted in the northeastern Queens neighborhood for about 4 or 5 years (I arrived in 2007) and yet, I never got in. One by one, neighborhood staples have disappeared since I arrived, such as the Scobee Diner, the OTB, and the Subway sandwich joint a few doors away. Rumor has it that the Stop & Shop will go. Patrick’s Pub left before I arrived. The awning sign here says it had opened in 1908, so that’s a lot of history.
The place stayed open during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, the practice run as it turned out for Hurricane Sandy the following year. Since I never did darken its door, I’ll transcribe a few reviews from Yelp.com…
This place has the best burgers… my gf and I go there to watch football games but sometimes the games are just an excuse to devour them burgers~~~ the bartender, a big guy with a husky voice and a lovely lady (forgot their names) they are the friendliest people who sometimes forget the put some drink orders on the tab on purpose =)… so you end up drinking alot for little money…they hook you up!
During football season, i dont know why, a group of people barbeque at the back of the bar and give you free food….a shit load of food for free!
Gone but not forgotten. Great bar…to drink, see a fight, be in a fight or get lucky (and by lucky I mean not get in a fight). If you have $100k I would recommend opening this place up again.
…Depressing bar, lame crowd, old and seems dirty.
These days just one bar remains along Northern Boulevard east of Alley Pond Park: the Good Company Tavern, at Northern and 254th Street. Most of the action has shifted to Bell Boulevard in Bayside.