2016-08-24 / Restaurant of the Week

BQE Billiards and Bar

G G Good things last and good times last forever. That describes BQE Billiards and Bar, as Nick, Theo, and the crew are about to celebrate 25 years in business this Fall on 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights. As for the good times, they just keep rolling, shot after shot. From the beautiful, felt-lined billiard tables to the ping-ponging of table tennis, to the delicious food served hot from the kitchen to your table, an afternoon or evening at BQE Billiards and Bar is guaranteed fun for friends, families, and couples.

Billiards is a great equalizer, where anyone can play and even if you’re not the best player, you’ll still have fun. Play, shoot, eat, drink, and socialize at BQE Billiards, where the fully stocked bar offers great cocktails, wine and a good selection of beers. We indulged our competitive spirit in a series of ping pong matches while our waitress brought some cold drinks for us. Sip on frosty Bahama Mama’s, Cuba Libres, Whisky Sours, and Fuzzy Navels while you set up your next rack of pool. Beers include Sam Adams, Negro Modelo, Rebel IPA and Angry Orchard Cider. You can even visit for cocktails and sit in the quiet lounge area if you don’t feel like playing, but you ought to join the fun.

Competition and fun can work up an appetite and BQE Billiards and Bar has the perfect menu to fuel your competitive side with appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and full entrees. We devoured the spicy chicken wings glazed with either mild sauce, BBQ, or spicy Buffalo sauce. Wings come in 8, 12, 16, or 20 piece orders with celery and/or fries so everyone can dive in. Mozzarella sticks are crisp outside and gooey inside with 8 to an order ($7.50). Kids love the grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and chips.

BQE’s Tex-Mex menu is very popular for its crisp quesadilla filled with melted cheeses and tender, grilled chicken breast, served with guacamole and sour cream ($11.95). I could eat only half of the filling chicken burrito, stuffed with tender, grilled chicken, rice and beans. It made a great lunch the next day. Steak fajitas come with juicy steak and mixed vegetables sizzling from the grill, ready to be wrapped up in warm tortillas ($11.95). Nachos Grande satisfy the munching of your group with crunchy chips topped with melted cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, olives, sour cream and guacamole. My “winner takes all” companion enjoyed the gyro platter, full of juicy slices of seasoned meat, served with Greek salad and tzatziki sauce ($12.50). This Greek classic is also available as a sandwich.

BQE sandwiches are available for lunch, dinner, or late night snack. The grilled chicken sandwich is built on crusty bread filled with tender, seasoned chicken, melted mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and mayo. The Tuna Melt is an American classic, while Chicken Parmigiana and Meatball Hero sandwiches will satisfy your Italian cravings. Choose the “8 Ball Wrap” filled with marinated steak, Bermuda onion, cheese, lettuce, tomato and horseradish for a two-handed treat ($9.75).

Amazingly good entrees are available and made on the spot with fresh ingredients. Sirloin steak, fish and chips, and spaghetti and meatballs are some of the most popular choices. The juicy rotisserie roasted chicken is served on weekends with rice, salad or mashed potatoes. Everyone loves the personal pan pizzas served straight up or with your favorite toppings.

BQE Billiards and Bar is the perfect place for a birthday party, friends’ reunion, or just a great day or night out. This is also a great place for a corporate event, fundraiser, or team-building event where everyone gets to compete on an even playing field while having fun It’s cool and sedate so you can concentrate on your games without attitude or overly loud music. In addition to billiards and ping pong, you’ll find foosball, Skee-ball, air hockey and Hoops Hero.

Congratulations BQE Billiards and Bar on your 25th Anniversary serving up great fun and great food too! They’re open seven days a week from 11am to 4am. Check out their website for Specials on games, food, and drinks! Come with your best game to BQE Billiards and Bar.

70-02 34th Avenue
Jackson Heights  718.779.4348


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