Steeplechase Beer Garden proudly sits on the land of the original Steeplechase Amusement Park. 

‚ÄčLearn more about Steeplechase & the history of Coney Island here. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/coney/ 



[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!

The History of Steeplechase, Coney Island