No matter the country it comes from, beer is a universal drink, brewed around the world and imported locally for your drinking pleasure. Originating in Germany, beer gardens—which are traditionally attached to a restaurant or beer hall—bring friends and family together to drink and celebrate. In honor of National Beer Day, enjoy an international brew paired with authentic German eats at one of these five best beer gardens in NYC.
7 Rivington Street
Modeled after the “Brauhaus” in Cologne (Köln), Germany, Loreley Biergarten is the first of its kind in Manhattan, featuring a variety of beers imported from Germany, German food, and long wooden tables for eating and drinking German-style.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 North 3rd Street
Drawing the hipster crowd of Williamsburg, Radegast Hall & Biergarten brings a wide beer selection and authentic German eats, like the popular “Veal Schnitzel” and “Porcini- Butternut Squash Kas Spaetzle.”
The Garden at Studio Square
35-33 36th Street
Long Island City
33 Nassau Avenue
At Brooklyn’s beloved Spritzenhaus, a full selection of German sausages–from bratwurst to venison–complements the garden’s extensive list of beer varietals, including Belgian-style, seasonal, ciders, and sours.
626 10th Avenue
Flaunting Germany’s national colors of black, red, and gold, Hallo Berlin is headed by German native Rolf Babiel, who opened the very first German food cart in New York City. His knowledge of German beers and food make this garden and restaurant an authentic spot in Hell’s Kitchen.