Best Outdoor Beer Gardens West of LI

Summertime gives us the option to enjoy adult beverages in the great outdoors. But when cocktails aren’t your flavor and upscale rooftops aren’t your scene, beer gardens come through as the ultimate solution. Take a trip west and head to seven of the best New York beer gardens open all season long.

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Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Queens

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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Sip surrounded by history in one of New York’s oldest beer gardens. Astoria’s Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden dates back to just before the Prohibition when the Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society of Astoria built it as a haven for Czech immigrants. Decades later, it still serves authentic Czech food like svickova (beef in vegetable gravy with Czech style dumplings) and roast pork (served with sauerkraut and Czech style dumplings). Of course Czech beers are also on the menu along with German and American ones. Phone: 718-274-4925 | Address: 2919 24th Ave. Click to drink

Studio Square, Queens

Astoria is also home to this more contemporary beer garden opened in 2009. The outdoor space is more than 19,000 square feet with communal tables and walls covered in ivy. There’s bar bites, several beers on tap, sangria (red or white), wine and an alcoholic lemonade. Studio Square is usually buzzing with a large crowd and events including concerts, viewing parties and silent disco parties where people party with headphones on. Phone: 718-383-1001 | Address: 35-33 36th St. Click to drink

Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn 

Cheese, meat and uncommon European beers you probably never heard of like the Belgian Trappistes Rochefort are what you’ll find at this Brooklyn beer garden. Draft options are few but bottle options are vast with more than 100 to choose from. The cozy indoor space has wooden furniture and antiques while the outdoor garden space has ivy-covered walls and small tables scattered throughout. Phone: 718-963-4140 | Address: 359 Metropolitan Ave Click to drink

Berry Park, Brooklyn

Berry Park

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Berry Park has a spacious first floor, but it’s the garden rooftop area with stunning views of Manhattan that makes this place special. Kick back on a bar stool or picnic style table while sipping on one of several German beers. Pair that with the food options customers rave about like a pulled pork sandwich, sausage platter or artichoke dip. Phone: 718-782-2829 | Address: 4 Berry St. Click to drink

The Standard Biergarten, Manhattan

The Meatpacking District is known for its upscale club scene, but the Standard Biergarten at the Standard hotel is an exception. This place has communal tables, ping pong tables as well as special tables with taps built into them so customers can keep their own drinks flowing. There’s affordable German beer to choose from along with sausages and pretzels to chow down on. Phone: 212-645-4100 | Address: 848 Washington St. Click to drink

Loreley Beer Garden, Manhattan

Loreley

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Head to the Lower East Side to experience Loreley, a beer garden constructed after pubs in the German city Cologne. There’s brick walls, wooden floors and butcher block style tables. Similar vibes are found in outdoor space with the rustic communal tables. Loreley serves 12 German beers (massive glasses are an option!), wines from Germany’s Loreley region, cocktails and a German-inspired food menu that includes bratwurst sausages and Würstchen (hot dog) with potato salad. Phone: 212-253-7077 | Address: 7 Rivington St. Click to drink

La Birreria, Manhattan

Nestled 14 floors on top of the Italian marketplace Eataly in Flatiron, La Birreria is a hidden gem in the middle of Manhattan. Every season, La Birreria runs with a different theme keeping things exciting. This summer the microbrewery evokes the Italian seaside with colorful cabanas and umbrellas and coastal decor. Expect beers, lengthy Italian food options, an oyster bar and clear view of the Empire State Building. Phone: 212-937-8910 | Address: 200 5th Ave Click to drink

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