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Niers Tavern and Bar

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Formerly the Union Course Tavern and the Blue Pump Room, a classic watering hole for over a century

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Woodhaven
Commercial, Food & Drink

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Niers Tavern


The Blue Pump Room opened in 1855, then renamed for the Union Course racetrack. It became a hotel and theater. Mae West performed here. It had a bowling alley, and the bar is relatively untouched, now called Niers Bar.


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