5. Where to Find a Hidden Dive Bar from the 1970s in Forest Hills Stadium

Forest Thrills Bar
Image Courtesy of Forest Hills Stadium

Forest Thrills is a hidden bar tucked away beyond Portal 1. Inside, you’ll find taxidermy décor, throwback games, and a laidback, dive-bar vibe. Its obscured location makes for shorter drink lines. The story behind the inspiration for the bar goes like this: The space was originally used as a secret clubhouse for groundskeeper Chip “Blarney” Kowalski’s son in the 1960s. The kid would play there while his dad tended to the grounds. In the mid-1970s, the space was rediscovered and turned into a bar for performers and the grounds crew. After the bar shuttered in 1979, it stayed dormant for nearly 40 years. Then, in the spring of 2019, No Fine Print revamped the space and opened up the bar you see today. In between sets, you can sip on a glass of wine or a refreshing Lil Fizz and munch on snacks!