Food + Drink
KATCH ME OUTSIDE
36 JULY 2017 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
Photos courtesy of Katch
Outdoor speakeasy opens in Astoria
BY ERICA LOWENKRON
There’s a new speakeasy in town! Katch
Gastropub and Eatery in Astoria is opening
its outdoor speakeasy on Thursday, July
13, at 8 p.m. It will be the perfect place to
go back in time – without having to use a
time machine – every Thursday night while
the weather’s nice. This 1920s-themed
bar will make you feel like you’re sneaking
some booze during Prohibition.
The speakeasy will be in Katch’s court-yard,
an outdoor space with a view of the
stars and a covered area to protect you
from potential rainstorms.
According to Katch’s new owner,
Bill McSorley, visitors to the bar will “go
through the inside of Katch, and there
will be curtains to hide it like a speakeasy.”
The drapes will be closed at all times
and there will be a doorman. McSorley even
wants to set up a code word to get into
the speakeasy to enhance the experience.
Once inside, visitors will be greeted by a
mix of live music and a playlist with music
from the 1920s and ‘30s.