Phoenix originally started as the 2nd team from Queens to join the BISL back in 1988. The team was set up by Lorraine Manning & Catherine Colwell and was originally sponsored by Driving Hawks, then McLouglins, Doyles Corner, JJ Gilligans, and Sean Ogs, all bars in Queens.

In 2004, they became the second team sponsored by Brenda Breathnach, the owner of Dr. Gilbert’s Café, and changed their name to Docs 2. When Brenda sold the bar in 2008 the team sponsored itself until 2012.  The team has been sponsored by Brenda’s bar, the Phoenix, located in the East Village since spring of 2012.

Lupe Molina is the longest playing member and only player left from the Queens days.