New sports bar opens in Forest Hills in time for the Super Bowl

A new bar called Roam opened just off Austin Street on Saturday at 107-12 70th Rd. (Photo courtesy of Roam)

February 5, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A new sports bar/restaurant has opened in Forest Hills just in time for the Super Bowl.

The new bar, called Roam, opened Saturday just off Austin Street at 107-12 70th Rd. It serves beer, wine and cocktails and offers a wide range of American-style food.

The bar operators moved into an 1,800 square foot space that was previously occupied by a pizzeria called Numero 28.

The bar is co-owned by Manish Chadha, who operates a number of pizzerias and burger joints throughout Queens.

Chadha, 46, grew up in Rego Park and co-owns three Singas Famous Pizza franchises in Queens – with locations in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Corona. He also co-owns a Singas franchise in Manhattan, as well as a Mini Burger restaurant in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens.

The operators of the new bar/restaurant said they were looking to bring the energy of a city sports bar to Forest Hills.

Chadha and his business partners have renovated the space into a sleek sports bar with a wooden floor and ceiling, exposed brick walls and 10 televisions that will play a wide variety of games.

The wall in front of the bar has been spray painted with the words “When in Roam”. The bar’s name is a play on the old adage: “When you’re in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

The space has been renovated into a sleek sports bar with exposed brick walls and 10 TVs that will play a wide variety of games. (Photo courtesy of Roam)

The property seats approximately 50 people indoors, with the outdoor space at the front of the building seating approximately 20 guests. The outdoor area has heaters and three televisions.

A new navy-colored sign with the company logo was installed on the facade of the building. The owners say the sign is a temporary installation as they are still working on renovating the exterior of the building.

The bar offers a range of burgers, chicken sandwiches, flatbreads, appetizers and salads. Pretzels, calamari, chicken fillets, kung pao chicken and mozzarella sticks are also on the menu.

Roam serves a number of beers, including Modelo, Coors Lights, Brooklyn East IPA, Sam Adams, Peroni, and Guinness stout.

Cocktails include Winter Old Fashioned, Spicy Margarita, Espresso Martini, Hot Toddy, Moscow Mule and Irish Coffee.

The owners will hold promotions on February 13, Super Bowl day, to celebrate their opening. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., draft beers will be priced at $5 each, buckets of beer at $20, and food items will also be discounted, including a burger and fries combo for $8.

There will also be a live DJ from 2 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Regular bar hours are 4pm-1am Monday-Wednesday and 12pm-1am Thursday-Sunday.

The wall in front of the bar has been spray painted with the words “When in Roam”. (Photo courtesy of Roam)

The new bar counter and several televisions at Roam (Photo courtesy of Roam)

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