Beer on its own is pretty darn magical. So when you put beer into an outdoor garden setting, you’re making something already great, the GOAT. Read on to find out what beer gardens you’ve gotta spend International beer day/National IPA day (and every day tbh) in.
If you’re after authenticity and affordability, look no further. This place has a garden that’s open year round but is of course ideally enjoyed during summer. It’s also been open for 100 years, so you know, it’s low-key killin’ the game. Their food menu is Czech and Slovak rooted with fried Muenster, goulash, and pierogi just to name a few.
Everything here is under $10 which is like finding a needle in a haystack in NYC. Get your brats and beer on stat. It’s also located under the High Line which makes it a perfect after run/stroll drinks stop. You can also play ping pong here.
At 30,000 square feet, the place screams more beer town than beer garden, but we’re still about it. With the classic tasty brats as well as burgers on the menu this is the perfect place to grab a cold one and unwind on a Friday (or a hard Monday, we don’t judge.)
The crowd here is largely German, and that’s a good thing. It reflects the widest selection of German beer that you’ll find in NYC, and ultra exclusive Zum Schnieder only brews that come in from time to time. The food is anything but typical brewery food so don’t skimp on the eats here.
Alright, so it’s not technically a beer garden because it’s not outside, per say. But take into consideration that it’s so popular that crowds often spill onto the streets and create a party vibe, and this is as outdoorsy as you need a beer garden to be. Their beer list promotes quality over quantity with 12 taps and 12 bottles, but the food menu is lengthy and tasty to boot.
6. Clinton Hall
The space is big and airy, two terms that are not always mutual in describing a beer garden. Don’t be deterred though, this means they’ve got a lot of indoor and outdoor seating to accompany their 20 beers on tap and anything but standard beer hall food menu. Some food favorites include a grilled cheese bagel hybrid on a hook over tomato soup, and red velvet waffles topped wit ha giant slice of red velvet cake. They ain’t messing around here. For your inner child, there’s also giant jenga, connect four and chess.
Former gas station and mechanic shop turned beer garden. That sentence should feel so wrong, but somehow the place feels so right. 13,000 square feet, bocce quarts and more than SIXTY beers on tap ensure that you’re never bored or thirsty here. Their seasonal menu can’t be missed either. We’re talking watermelon salad and fried mac n cheese balls. Hop yeah.
Great beer, romantic patio with twinkle lights, coffee, and a taproom make this place the belle of the beer ball. You could try to find something to dislike about this place. But you’d be trying in vain.
This place has big tables for groups, and offers a fairly famous $18 truffle burger, upping your typical brew and burger combo. Pair with one or more of the 19 beers on tap, and enjoy a night of upscale drinking. Because it can’t always be a brews and bros night.
Our job is officially done beer, and we hope you’re hoppy with the choices we’ve given you.
[featured image by West End Hall on instagram]