Most of the taps are well chosen in this friendly neighbourhood bar named after the owners' dog. The small rear area has no less than six retro pinball machines from the 80s and 90s, the husband-and-wife team who own the bar collect them. Hot bar snacks are available, including vegetarian samosas. Beers are advertised as 16oz measures, but if you want just 10oz you will be charged $2 less than the full pour (this is not advertised). There is a fair sized back yard which is under construction at the time of writing, and should be open soon hopefully. The space was converted from a butcher's shop, which it had been since at least the 1930s. Note that if you catch the eastbound B38 bus to here, this route unusually has two termini - it is only buses to Catalpa Avenue that go directly here. Metropolitan Avenue bound buses turn off five blocks before the bar, so check the destination before boarding. (9/2015)
Milo’s Yard is the neighborhood bar of Ridgewood, Queens. On the Brooklyn border, play some pinball while sipping on a craft beer or house cocktail.
Whether locals are embracing it or loathing it, Ridgewood's growing bar scene is happening, with new spots popping up in the neighborhood by the week. Seneca Avenue is certainly seeing a bump now that Milo's Yard, the second bar to open on the Avenue within a month, has officially opened its doors. The bar, run by Queens native and Barcade/The Gutter vet Claudia DeMairo and her husband David Poh, isn't going for craft cocktail or fancy cheese plates, instead looking to cultivate a chill roster of locals who like pinball, beers and international snacks.
Here are some of the things these nice folks have written about Milo's Yard. Please click on the links for the full articles!
RIDGEWOOD — At Milo's Yard Bar there are six vintage pinball machines, root beer and regular beer on tap, and snacks from around the world like samosas and Chicago-style hot dogs, notes Gothamist. As for the yard, the team is still waiting on a DOB sign-off, but it will hopefully debut soon. Status: Certified open. 564 Seneca Avenue.
“Inclusive, not exclusive,” that is how David Poh describes his brand new Ridgewood bar, Milo’s Yard. Located at 564 Seneca Avenue nestled under a cozy entrance of holiday lights, this bar has everything you’d want for the ultimate chill sesh with friends – vintage pinball, a decent craft beer selection and an ‘international street food-inspired’ menu to name a few highlights. Did we mention the bar is named after an adorable dog?
The owners are great collectors of 1980's and 1990's pinball machines.
MILO'S YARD 564 SENECA AVENUE RIDGEWOOD, NEW YORK 11385
Somewhere along the line co-owner David caught the pinball bug. Luckily for us New Yorkers, he has decided to share his passion, and his collection, with his bar patrons. Even better, he does so in a great space with a strong beer selection and tasty little nibbles that David and his partner Claudia hand pick from the best sources in the city.
Be a Pinball Wizard at New Ridgewood Bar, Milo’s Yard!
Polished neighborhood bar with craft beer & international snacks, plus vintage pinball machines.
New bar, Milo’s Yard, is not your average bar. They have pinball machines! Not only do they have pinball machines, but they are retro pinball machines! This is a place full of history. One of the pinball games displays “Say No to Drugs” and “AIDs is real. Protect yourself”. Pinball machines in a few states actually used to be illegal for many years. If you watch the film Goodfellas, abandoned pinball machines were noticed in back alleys and seedy bars. They were a staple of grittiness, gambling, and illegal activity.
Vintage pinball machines set the tone for this polished neighborhood bar in Ridgewood serving both root beer and craft brews on tap. There’s also a menu geared toward global finger food (like samosas) from local vendors, and a backyard