Steeplechase Beer Garden proudly sits on the land of the original Steeplechase Amusement Park.
Learn more about Steeplechase & the history of Coney Island here.
[this was your ticket to the ride the rides]
Why the name Steeplechase Beer Garden & what's with the funny face? It all starts with George C. Tilyou back in the 1870s.
The funny face: Legend has it that's George's brother, Edward met a caricature artist in the Coney Island Bowery and this is what was drawn. George remarked "that's a funny face" ... hard to say if it bears any likeness so you be the judge!