If you happen to find yourself going to one of the many concerts at the Garden and want to get an early drink on without paying the ridiculous fees inside, this is the place to go. Rose's Pizza on the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) Level is perfect.They offer great pizza and good prices and $1.25 hotdogs 24 hours a day. But the best part of this place is the drink specials; $2.45 for a 32oz Bud or Bud Light draught. Now that is a price that can't be beaten. In the back of the restaurant, there are dozens of tables and chairs so you can relax, enjoy that cheap beer, a great slice of pizza and catch anything from Law & Order to the Mets game on the TV. Depending on what time you hit this place up, the crowd can be either very entertaining or somewhat sketchy. So try to get here in the early evening and not so much past the 3am mark. The ambiance changes abruptly from business alcoholic crowd to the unshowered, nose offending alcoholic crowd. It's a lateral move but still, not one you would want to partake in.
So whether you are waiting for a train or for your concert to start, this place is great for a quite bit to eat and cheap beer chaser. For $2.45 for a 32oz beer I mean, you can't go wrong.
Great Falls, Virginia
June 12, 2006
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