5 Best Beer Gardens in NYC

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.

Loreley Biergarten
7 Rivington Street
(212) 253-7077

1271481_10151951804860839_1766391389_oModeled 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
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 963-3973

388611_234963956569873_323678918_nDrawing 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
(718) 361-3107

11041558_10152859900713542_7442109139847743323_nMeasuring 18,000 square feet and adorned with graffiti, The Garden at Studio Square is an Americanized beer garden with ten full bar stations throughout and more than 20 beers on tap.

33 Nassau Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
(347) 987-4632

9_IMG_6865-Lo-FiAt 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.

Hallo Berlin
626 10th Avenue
(212) 977-1944

1890570_748899785128762_1829698434_oFlaunting 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.