Beer Garden / Pub
Reviewed by Alex S.
"When people say "beer garden," this is what I assume they are talking about. No, just because your Williamsburg dive has a plant and a picnic table ou ..." more
29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11102
Beer Garden / Outdoor Bar
Party Earth Review An unexpected outdoor oasis in the midst of the Meatpacking District, The Standard Biergarten – located on the street level of the trendy Standard Hotel and directly under The High Line – plays host to a sociable clientele of young business people, college students, tourists, and fashionistas just off a day ... more
The Standard Hotel, 848 Washington Street
New York, NY 10004
Party Earth Review Serious beer drinkers will want to check out Radegast Hall & Biergarten, a Williamsburg staple whose faded wooden façade and steepled roof recall the authentic beer halls of the homeland. The cozy main pub room attracts a curious mix of sporty guys’ guys, fräuleins in vintage garb, and down-to-earth indie rockers, who gather ... more
113 N 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review Rooted on a rapidly gentrifying but still industrial stretch of Berry Street, Berry Park brings a spacious garden of beer to Brooklyn. Big steins of Germany’s finest (and a few other Euro imports) are the primary beverage for the groups of casual friends that perpetually pack the sparse rooftop’s communal tables, downing ... more
4 Berry Street
New York, NY 11211
Party Earth Review The sparse black exterior of Nolita’s Sweet and Vicious may seem unwelcoming at first, but once patrons walk through the double wood doors, they find themselves in a hip yet unpretentious bar where schmoozing with the regulars is the order of the day. The rustic plank floors in this dark lounge vibrate with incredibly loud ... more
5 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Beer Garden / Gastropub
Party Earth Review A rooftop beer garden with picturesque views, a menu of hearty Italian favorites, and a selection of craft ales pumped straight from the cask, Birreria at Eataly appeals to erudite foodies as well as dyed-in-the-wool beer fanatics. Located on the fourteenth floor of Eataly’s Chelsea headquarters, this al fresco beer-vana ... more
200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Bar / Beer Garden
Party Earth Review Named after a mythical siren of the Rhine River, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten lures a clientele of beer lovers both day and night. The rustic brick and wood front room sports pine tables and a long black bar, where financial types and young professionals mingle with hip downtown artists over savory German food and massive ... more
7 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
New York is often considered an indoor city – air, light, and noise pollution run rampant – but with the warm weather, New York beer gardens become the place to be. These open-air boozatoriums allow locals and guests alike to take in the city’s vibrant atmosphere while enjoying sixteen ounces of golden bliss.
The first question with NYC beer gardens is up or down: high-class or low-key, modern or classic, refined or edgy. The former is a recent but welcome occurrence in the city, with the Birreria atop Eataly and Studio Squared in Astoria offering slick, carefully-crafted outdoor drinking experiences, their clean tables and metal shade umbrellas exuding a sense of charming elitism. The latter, though, is where the city shines: outdoor hangouts like the Gowanus Yacht Club, Loreley, and the Astoria Beer Garden have a more traditional rough-and-tumble atmosphere, and often come with smoky outdoor bratwurst grills, heavily-carved picnic tables, and selections that never get too far into the bitter spectrum. Both sides of this coin are a lot of fun, though the divier beer gardens definitely bring a rowdier crowd.
While New York isn’t known for its many German influences, beer gardens in New York remain dedicated to the old country, full of the kind of laid-back mirth and fun-loving attitude that have long been staples of the Deutschlander lifestyle.