Let’s face it: Some days are meant to be spent outside sipping on a cold beer. New York City has a plethora of outdoor and indoor beer gardens where you can gather with friends to enjoy a pint. Whether you are in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx or beyond, all five boroughs offer beer gardens with outdoor spaces that you’ll want to visit once the warmer weather arrives. We’ve rounded up the best beer gardens in New York City where you can grab happy hour, share some appetizers, enjoy music or play games with your crew.
25 Of The Best Beer Gardens to Visit in NYC
This Lower East Side staple brings German inspiration to New York City. With 12 imported beers on tap served in traditional steins, this outdoor beer garden and indoor beer hall offers specials all year long, especially during the summertime and around the holidays, where it transforms into a winter wonderland. Don’t be intimidated by the weather—the outdoor space is heated and offers German bites such as soft pretzels, schnitzel and bratwurst. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended with some restrictions.
Founded in 2018, Torch & Crown Brewing Company is relatively new to the NYC beer scene. As Manhattan’s only production craft brewery, this multi-level location is right in the heart of SoHo with a menu serving IPAs, fruited sours, lagers and porters, as well as small plates such as pork rinds, calamari and wings—or a whole pig feast for ten people. (If you’re into that sort of thing.) Grab a seat on their sidewalk patio or in the taproom. Guests can book a brewery tour that includes an intimate walking tour of lower Manhattan as well as lunch and two beers. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome, or guests can simply pop in to grab a few cans to go or order beer for delivery.
Nostalgic for your study abroad days when Oktoberfest was at the top of your bucket list? Head to Radegast Hall in Williamsburg for an authentic German beer garden with classic European beers on draft or in bottles. The outdoor space here is under a retractable roof and is a popular spot during the warmer months. Reservations can only be made for groups of 25 or more, but there are plenty of long wood tables to accommodate your party. There’s often live music and an option of ordering via table service or at the grill.
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn; radegasthall.com; (718) 963-3973
There’s no better place for day drinking than Grimm Artisan Ales in East Williamsburg. Founded in 2013, this experimental brewery offers unique flavors such as orange cream, blackberry, plum, peaches and key lime pie. The space is walk-in only and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The food menu is limited to a smorgasbord of meats and cheeses so you might want to grab a snack beforehand.
990 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn; grimmales.com; (718) 564-9767
5. The Jeffrey
Tucked next to the 59th Street Bridge, you’ll find The Jeffrey, a somewhat under-the-radar neighborhood favorite. With a custom-built draft system with more than 30 taps, this space offers international beers as well as options from local breweries. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, take your pick from a long list of mixed drinks with classics such as an espresso martini, a negroni or an old fashioned. Their gastropub-inspired menu includes salads, burgers, sandwiches and bar snacks, such as their house made potato chips with your choice of seasoning. Don’t forget their brunch menu, which is served on Saturday and Sunday between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. All items on their menu (including booze) can be ordered for delivery. Right now, their backyard beer garden is under construction but there is indoor and sidewalk seating available. Walk-ins only.
311 East 60th St.; thejeffreynyc.com; (212) 355-BEER
Spend the day at Bohemian Hall, where outdoor picnic tables and pints of beer are the main attraction. Perfect for big groups, this Czech beer garden offers domestic and European beers and a menu that includes perogies, bratwurst and schnitzel. The space is open year-round and is walk-in only, so get there earlier in the day if you want to spend a few hours soaking up the sun.
29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; bohemianhall.com; (718) 274-4925
Located underneath the High Line you’ll find The Standard hotel’s street-level beer garden. The Standard Biergarten serves traditional German drafts in 16-ounce and 32-ounce options, buckets of local canned beers and glasses of wine. The food menu is on the smaller side, with German staples such as pretzels and sausages but the space features long picnic tables and ping pong tables all year-round with heaters in the wintertime. Be sure to stop by for happy hour during the week for 25-cent wings and beer discounts. Reservations can be made online, but walk-ins are welcome.
848 Washington St.; standardhotels.com; (212) 645-4646
For breathtaking views of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, Randolph Beer’s DUMBO location has an unbelievable rooftop. You can sit and enjoy craft beers with fun names such as Cheap Sunglasses and It Was All a Dreamsicle and snack on sandwiches, wings or tacos, or take advantage of the brunch menu, which includes French toast, breakfast nachos and eggs. Not in the mood for a beer? Try one of their homemade hard seltzers or a glass of wine. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. For a similar menu and vibe, head to their Williamsburg location.
82 Prospect St., Brooklyn; randolphbeer.com; (646) 383-3623
Located right near McCarren Park in Brooklyn, Spritzenhaus33 is a neighborhood favorite with a long list of German and American beers available on tap or in bottles. There’s a mix of sidewalk, outdoor and indoor seating with fireplaces that offer a cozy retreat in the wintertime. Choose from a menu of sausage sandwiches, pretzels and salads as well as shareable appetizers. Reservations can be made over the phone but there’s plenty of room for groups both large and small.
33 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn; spritzenhaus33.business.site; (347) 987-4632
As NYC’s self-proclaimed largest sports beer garden, Bowery Beer Garden has more than 40 beers and 50-plus televisions. Heated for the wintertime, this spot is exactly where you’ll want to watch any big game. The menu consists of typical bar food including wings, sliders burgers and a taco bar. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome for both indoor and outdoor seating and food can be ordered via their website or delivery apps.
93 Bowery; thebowerybeergarden.com; (212) 343-8111
11. Talea Beer Co.
Talea Beer Co. is woman-owned brewery with a focus on beers with low-bitterness and fruit-forward flavors. Some of these flavors include blackberry, strawberry, passion fruit, pineapple and even tropical Skittles. Beers range from sours and light beers to IPAs and dark beers. Can’t decide which to try first? Order a flight to sample some of the unique flavors or grab some cans to go (or order online). They also serve wines, ciders and beer cocktails along with a small menu of snacks and plates. The space is also open in the mornings for coffee and tea. Reservations can be made on their website for both indoor and outdoor seating or you can simply pop in to experience this one-of-a-kind brewery.
87 Richardson St., Brooklyn; taleabeer.com
Reopening in April 2022, the Brooklyn Beer Garden is a celebration of art and of course, beer. The co-founders wanted to create a lively space where Brooklyn street art can be viewed front and center with art covering every wall of the beer garden. Guests can sip on a beer list that includes all Brooklyn-made beer and cider while sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. Walk-ins only.
33 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn; thebrooklynbeergarden.com; (718) 366-2337
13. Treadwell Park
The perfect craft beer hall exists, and you can find it on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. With pinball machines, ping pong, big screen TVs and a self-serve popcorn machine, Treadwell Park can easily be your home away from home. There are more than 20 rotating craft draft beers and ciders to choose from, as well as wine, cocktails and boilermakers—a glass of beer paired with a shot. The food options are just as vast with favorites such as a giant soft pretzel, jambalaya, pork nachos and a macaroni and cheese trio. They offer a few “to-go experience” options that include food and drink variations for special occasions, such as date night, movie night and game night. Food and drinks can also be ordered for delivery. Walk-ins are welcome at both their Upper East Side and downtown locations.
1125 1st Ave.; treadwellpark.com; (212) 832-1151
Let the good times roll at Santiago’s Beer Garden in Harlem. Specializing in Dominican comfort food, this space gives off tropical vibes with colorfully painted walls and wild plants and flowers. Order the empanadas, oxtails or stewed beef paired with a cocktail or beer. Happy hour is offered on weekdays with discounts on beer, wine and cocktails and bottomless mimosas and bellinis are offered seven days a week with the purchase of an entrée. Reservations can be made online for both indoor and outdoor seating and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
2337 1st Ave.; santiagosbeergarden.com; (212) 920-6165
15. Berry Park
This bi-level space features two full bars and a covered rooftop with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Mainly a place to watch soccer, the main floor has three large projector screens and a cozy fireplace. The beer list offers an endless choice of German drafts and local cans as well as cocktail and wine options. Pick a bunch of small plates to share such as shishito peppers, fried pickles, artichoke dip and a sausage platter. Reservations can be made for large groups but otherwise seating is mainly for walk-ins.
4 Berry St., Brooklyn; berryparkbk.com; (718) 782-2829
16. Bronx Brewery
Head up to the Boogie Down to visit the Bronx Brewery’s taproom and backyard area. With a strong sense of community, the main goal of this brewery is to create a diverse culture that uses beer, art, food and music to inspire. Grab a seat in the backyard, which is surrounded by colorful mural art and sip on some brews while trying empanadas from the brewery’s food partner, Empanology (which you can also order for pickup). You can grab cans to go or order them online for shipping. They do not offer reservations, but walk-ins are welcome and private events and group bookings can be made online. Don’t want to head to the Bronx? Stop by their recently opened East Village location.
856 E 136th St., Bronx; thebronxbrewery.com; (718) 402-1000
17. Pig Beach
Don’t let the name fool you—this beer garden has absolutely nothing to do with the beach but has everything to do with barbeque. They experiment with tried and true barbeque techniques to create classics such as brisket, pulled pork, ribs and pork shoulder with sides of collard greens, corn bread, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, the team also focuses on featuring local breweries and distilleries and serves several beers and wines on tap, not to mention an inventive cocktail list. There is seating inside and outside, but the main beer garden area is where you’ll want to spend the day. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis and children and dogs are welcome. Be sure to check out the new Astoria location too.
480 Union St., Brooklyn; pigbeachnyc.com; (917) 259-1176
18. Clinton Hall
Though there are several locations to choose from, Clinton Hall’s original location in the Financial District should be your first visit. This space offers indoor seating and a large communal outdoor area with long picnic tables and a rotating list of local and German draft beers and bottles. Their food menu is known for its decadent burgers that usually feature limited-edition options and their Instagrammable doughnut grilled cheese. Don’t miss weekday happy hour with discounts on draft beers, well drinks and house wines and be sure to grab games, such as Jenga and Connect Four to play with your friends. Walk-ins only.
90 Washington St.; clintonhallny.com; (212) 363-6000
19. Dsk Brooklyn
Short for Die StammKneipe (German for the locals’ pub), DSK Brooklyn is Fort Greene’s original German beer garden. There are 18 beers on tap, ranging from Pilsners and wheat beers to lagers and ciders, as well as a selection of bottles and cans with a few gluten-free options included. Snack on traditional German fare while sitting inside or outside. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.
710 Fulton St., Brooklyn; dsk-brooklyn.com; (347) 841-4495
20. Three’s Brewing
With four different location to choose from, Three’s Brewing in Gowanus offers the best beer garden vibe with their backyard space. With string lights and surrounding greenery, the space is open year-round and is a relaxing spot to enjoy some beers. They also offer sidewalk and indoor seating where you can sip on IPAs, stouts, sours and pale ales paired with burgers, sandwiches and salad from their food partner, The Meat Hook. Beer can also be ordered online for delivery or picked up to go and during the day you can grab an espresso at Ninth Street Espresso, their coffee partner. Walk-ins only.
333 Douglass St., Brooklyn; threesbrewing.com; (718) 568-9673
Nowadays is much more than just a place to grab brews with your friends. Located in Queens, this space doubles as an entertainment venue with late night live DJs and music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The outdoor space is covered in twinkling lights with umbrellas and picnic tables for guests. The food menu is on the smaller side and consists of sandwiches, ramen and few appetizers. Local beers are served on draft or in cans with cocktail and wine options available. Reservations can be made online, but walk-ins are also welcome.
56-06 Cooper Ave., Queens; nowadays.nyc; (347) 523-8535
22. Bricks And Hops
Head to the Bronx to experience a neighborhood beer garden with more than 30 craft beers on tap and 20 craft beers in cans. Their outdoor patio is open for lunch and dinner with a menu that includes burgers, soups, salads and a specific vegan menu. Stop by for weekly happy hour for discounts on draft beer, wine, margaritas and sangria. Walk-ins only.
65 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx; bricksandhops.com; (718) 450-3991
23. Greenwood Park
Created out of an old gas station and mechanic shop, Greenwood Park is a 13,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor beer garden, restaurant and bar. The large outdoor space is an ideal spot to spend a day soaking in the sunshine and sipping on 20-plus local draft beers, as well as bottles, cans and ciders. Pair your brews with pizzas, sandwiches or tacos from their seasonal menu (which includes vegetarian and vegan options). Reservations can be made exclusively for the outdoor space and are subject to change due to inclement weather. Walk-ins are welcome.
555 7th Ave., Brooklyn; greenwoodparkbk.com; (718) 499-7999
24. Houston Hall
This massive beer hall is located in NYC’s West Village and offers a wide selection of craft beers. Take your pick of various sizes of steins to enjoy your draft beer in, or opt for a specialty cocktail or glass of wine. Their menu offers traditional bar fare including wings, sliders, chicken tenders and sandwiches. The space features indoor seating with large wooden tables perfect for groups of all sizes. Reservations can be made for groups of ten or more.
222 W. Houston St.; houstonhallny.com; (212) 675-9323
25. Harlem Tavern
Located right near Central Park, Harlem Tavern is a bar, restaurant and beer garden all in one. The space includes a large outdoor space lined with restored bricks and indoor bar seating. Choose between a long list of local draft, bottled and canned beers, wine, cocktails or frozen drinks such as their popular Hennessey Colada. Their extensive food menu ranges from salmon and short-rib entrees to ceviche and flatbread appetizers. Reservations can be made online and walk-ins are welcome.
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd.; harlemtavern.com; (212) 866-4500