What better way is there to spend a lovely sunny day, than at one of the many NYC beer gardens with an ice-cold pint?
And with this warm weather we’ve been having, you have to make the most of your time outdoors before the colder temps sneak up on us. There are plenty of NYC beer gardens (or biergartens) with live music, good food, and great drinks, so whether you’re looking for a chill spot to sip or a more lively spot with kegs and tunes, we’ve got you covered!
1. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria
The massive 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 to enjoy it! Grab a pitcher of the Hofbrau Original Lager and an order of their grilled country Klobasa or pierogi to share, and enjoy a perfect day under the sun. Check out their events page for when they have music, and they do have plenty of umbrellas and an indoor bar if it rains.
Where: 2919 24th Ave.
2. Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Williamsburg
This fun space with communal seating is great for big groups. Listen to live music play around you (which occurs all week long), drink beers (with nine weekly rotating lines), be merry and live in the moment. They even host brunch Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., so you can keep the fun going all weekend long. They do take reservations with limited availability.
Where: 113 N 3rd St., Brooklyn
3. 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 right, don’t miss cooling down with their frosé!
Where: 7 Rivington St.
4. Bricks & Hops, The Bronx
This Bronx beer garden’s beautiful outdoor patio is open every day but Monday–plenty of time to enjoy a beer outdoors. Enjoy one of over 40 craft beers or try one of their famous Henny Coladas. Also they’re a great Black-owned business to support!
Where: 65 Bruckner Blvd, The Bronx
5. 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 and 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 through Friday with $6 select beers, $7 wines, $9 cocktails, and $6 shots.
Where: 2337 1st Ave.
6. Biergarten at The Standard, 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.
7. Clinton Hall, Multiple Locations
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…and did we mention table games?
Where: Multiple Locations
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. The Gowanus location’s yard is even heated in the winter.
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: 333 Douglass St. (Gowanus) / 113 Franklin St. (Greenpoint)
9. Bowery Beer Garden, Chinatown
The Bowery Beer Garden is NYC’s self-proclaimed “largest sports beer garden.” There are over 40 different brews, 50 TVs, and they’re heated for the winter & cool nights–so even when the summer ends you can still enjoy a pint! It’s located in the Wyndham Garden hotel.
Where: 93 Bowery
10. Spuyten Duyvil, Williamsburg
This beer-centered bar also has a garden–so that equals a biergarten to us! Though compared to the other NYC beer gardens it’s 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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