10 Best NYC Beer Gardens For A Sunny Fall Day

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10 Best NYC Beer Gardens For A Sunny Fall Day

Fall weather has finally arrived — even if there have been some quite warm days here & there. And what better way to spend the lovely sunny weather than at a beer garden with an ice-cold pint?

Our favorite way to spend those crisp fall days—when we’re not hitting the orchards or pumpkin patches of course—is at energetic beer gardens (or biergartens if we’re feeling authentic) with live music, good food and great drinks.

Here are some beer gardens that you absolutely must try this year:

1. Loreley, Lower East Side

With a long list of draft and specialty beers, you’ll be sure to find something refreshing to go with your beautiful day. But don’t forget about the cocktails! If their frozen margaritas are on the menu, we recommend you try one. Not only are they delicious, but they’re strong.

And don’t miss the pumpkin kegs throughout October!

Where: 7 Rivington Street

2. Biergarten at the Standard High Line, Chelsea

Here you’ll find Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner whipping up some traditional German dishes (including sausages and pretzels, naturally) along with your choice of fabulous German beers. Play a game of ping pong or just hang out in the open air with some friends.

Where: 848 Washington St.

3. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria

The open space at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is unlike anything you’ll find in Manhattan…which is why you have to head to the outer boroughs! Grab a pitcher of the grapefruit flavor Schofferhoffer and an order of their grilled country Klobasa to share, and enjoy a perfect day under the sun.

Where: 2919 24th Ave.

4. Clinton Hall, FiDi

Clinton Hall prides itself on their Supercraft beer and cider rotation “served at its scientifically engineered best.” As the beers rotate, however, so do the burger options they offer—each burger matching the available beers perfectly. It’s a beer garden that’s ideal for foodies and craft beer lovers alike.

Where: 90 Washington St.

5. Radegast, Williamsburg

This fun space with communal seating is great for big groups. Listen to live music play around you, drink beers, be merry and live in the moment.

Where: 113 N 3rd St., Brooklyn

6. Bricks & Hops, The Bronx

This Bronx beer garden’s beautiful outdoor patio is now open daily from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Enjoy one of over 40 craft beers or try one of their famous Henny Coladas. Also a Black-owned business to support!

Where: 65 Bruckner Blvd, The Bronx

7. Santiago’s Beer Garden, Harlem

Beer with a side of homemade Dominican food? Now that sounds incredible. Established in 2018, this Harlem hotspot has both indoor & outdoor spaces where you can enjoy Dominican comfort food with a substantial beer menu, plus wine and cocktails. There’s also a great happy hour Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. with $6 select beers, $7 wines, $9 cocktails and $6 shots.

Where: 2337 1st Avenue

8. Threes Brewing, Multiple Locations

Depending on how far you live (or how far you’re willing to travel) into Brooklyn, there’s luckily two locations for Threes Brewing—so there’s no reason not to check it out! If you’re not sure what to get, we recommend trying their Constant Disappointment IPA, I Hate Myself IPA, or the Gender Neutral Pale Ale with lemon zest. They also have 5,000 square feet of open-air, tree-lined space complete with lawn games, lounge chairs and an expansive view of the Manhattan skyline out on Governors Island.

Where: Gowanus – 333 Douglass Street;  Greenpoint – 113 Franklin Street

9. Bowery Biergarten, Chinatown

The Bowery Biergarten is NYC’s self-proclaimed largest sports biergarten. There are over 40 different brews, 50 TVs, and they’re heated for the winter & cool nights! It’s located in the Wyndham Garden hotel.

Where: 93 Bowery, New York, NY

10. Spuyten Duyvil, Williamsburg

This beer-centered bar also has a garden — so that equals a biergarten to us! Though its more devoted to Belgian beer rather than German, with 140 different types of bottles and a rotating hand-pulled cask ale, it’s an unmissable spot for beer lovers.

Where: 359 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

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