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 of shopping, all looking for a relaxed place to grab a beer, chat with old friends, and hopefully meet new ones. After navigating the slightly inconvenient process of purchasing tickets to be exchanged for pretzels, sausages, and a selection of golden, wheat, and dark German beers on tap, patrons enter an open brick-walled ... more
The Standard Hotel, 848 Washington Street
New York, NY 10004
Summer in the city is a glorious explosion of life, and outdoor bars in New York are the best way to take it all in. These pumped-up patios and extended backyards let patrons enjoy their cool drinks in the summer air, and make for some excellent people-watching, too.
The majority of New York outdoor bars are German-style biergartens, complete with sprawling picnic tables and brat-covered barbecue grills. Places like Loreley and Spritzenhaus in Williamsburg, the Standard Biergarten in Chelsea, and Studio Squared in Astoria find laid-back drinkers enjoying liter mugs of golden suds in the open air beneath beach umbrellas. But plenty of bars throughout the city, like International Bar downtown, Noorman’s Kil in Williamsburg, and 4th Avenue pub in Park Slope, make backyard drinking their specialty, using patio furniture to create a home away from home where you can enjoy a cool breeze or a ciggy with your cocktails.
Some NYC outdoor bars get a little rowdier later on in the night as tables get packed with raucous friends. But in general, these open areas provide New Yorkers with a place to escape their cages, enjoy a perspiring beer, and just let it all hang out.