New York may be an urban paradise, but that doesn’t mean we are without spacious outdoors gardens in which beers, pretzels and wurst are served. What is better than cold beer on a hot day? Enjoy the summer breeze at one of our top 5 beer gardens picks.
2919 24th Avenue, Queens
This beer garden, which has been serving frosty beer for over 100 years, is the oldest standing beer garden in NYC. The spacious and lively beer garden offers inexpensive draft beers from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, German, alongside authentic Czech cuisine.
113 N. 3rd Street, Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s most well known beer garden has been claimed a hipster one. The retractable roof lets the sun shine on sunny days and keeps out the cold on the cold days. Radegast Hall is an authentic beer garden offering schnitzel, excellent beers and laid back atmosphere.
848 Washington Street, Manhattan
Located in the Meatpacking District, this beer garden has some chic and elegant elements. So expect a mixed crowd, from business suits to flip flops.
200 5th Avenue, Manhattan
The space is a rooftop restaurant and a beer garden with gorgeous views. Do not worry about the weather. With opened roof on warm days, and closed roof on cold ones this beer garden is an all year around destination.
35-33 36th Street, Queens
This LIC Beer garden opened a few years, but they have gotten the perfect formula already. In a modern industrial setting, this spacious venue is ready to host thirsty crowds in a mood for foreign drafts or home-made sangria.
Put up your feet up at one of these gardens and enjoy the summer breezy with a cold mug of beer in your hand!
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