Ghosts of Bierhalls past: Münchner Platzl LIC

Münchner PlatzlLong Island City, Queens might now be home to two recent german biergartens, but it has a classic bierhall history as well. I came across this postcard of the German house band at George and Hans Gastl’s Original Müncher Platzl that was located in Long Island City near the Queens Boro Bridge Plaza. Unfortunately I haven’t found any info about when this place closed and where exactly it was, or any other details whatsoever. Right now I’ll just imagine it was a great place to throw back a few brews and listen to some classic drinking songs before you took the trolley over the Queensboro bridge to Manhattan. I do wish my telephone still had an old extension like “stillwell”.