There's nothing like drinking cold beer with friends, and then sharing a plate of bratwurst. It's the meaty equivalent of breaking bread.

Beer gardens in New York City have been some of the best places to day drink for years and, luckily for us, beer gardens keep opening up, giving us more opportunity for drinking in the sun.

Clinton Hall

Head to this downtown beer garden for to

Head to this downtown beer garden for to enjoy over 20 brews on draft. With plenty of seating inside and on the patio, Clinton Hall also boasts the standard beer hall menu, from pretzels to sausages, as well as a wide range of burgers. 90 Washington St., Manhattan, clintonhallny.com

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West End Hall

You won't be disappointed with the selection at

You won't be disappointed with the selection at this Upper West Side beer garden, with 19 beers on tap, with more options served in bottle or can. With large tables perfect for group seating, choose this beer hall if you're looking for a more upscale night sipping brews. Known for it's West End truffle burger ($18), you can pair your pint with some serious eats. 2756 Broadway, Manhattan, westendhall.com

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Ambrose Beer and Lobster

This downtown beer hall offers a lot brews,

This downtown beer hall offers a lot brews, sure, but in addition to its rotating selection of 12 drafts, Ambrose Beer and Lobster also offers eats from from lobster rolls to New England Clam Chowder. When the weather permits, this hall has plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the South Street Seaport breeze. 18 Fulton St., ambrosebeerandlobster.com

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Greenwood Park

Fashioned out of an old gas station and
Fashioned out of an old gas station and mechanic shop, Greenwood Park is one of the best places to hang in South Slope. It's huge -- 13,000 square feet -- and guests can play bocce in addition to drinking more than 60 beers on tap. This beer hall also boasts a seasonal menu (watermelon salad is a must), and variations on classics like the honey Sriracha chicken wings and fried mac and cheese balls. 55 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, greenwoodparkbk.com (Credit: Matt Ouchuizzo)

Tavern on the Green beer garden

Central Park got its very own beer garden
Central Park got its very own beer garden in the spring of 2015, when Tavern on the Green opened its version. Serving five or so beers on draft and more than a dozen by the bottle or can, options range from a Belgium red ale to Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Elmsford, New York. The food options will set you back a bit more than your typical neighborhood beer hall - the Tavern burger is $26 - but then a pork shoulder taco and roasted figs aren't generally on the typical menu. At 67th Street and Central Park West, tavernonthegreen.com (Credit: Tavern on the Green )

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Open for more than 100 years, it's the
Open for more than 100 years, it's the oldest beer garden in NYC and takes its place among the canon of outdoor drinking establishments very, very seriously. In addition to beer (both imported and domestic), the Bohemian also serves food off a large, traditional Czech and Slovak menu. There's fried Muenster, over lettuce with marinara and tartar sauce; goulash; homemade potato pasta with sauerkraut; and, of course, pierogies, bratwurst and potato pancakes. 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, bohemianhall.com (Credit: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden )

Zum Schneider

Bavarian native and Alphabet City resident Sylvester Schneider
Bavarian native and Alphabet City resident Sylvester Schneider opened Zum Schneider in 2000. The city was very different back then, especially Avenue C and 7th Street, where the beer hall is located. But the beer still flows, and last year Schnieder opened a second location in Montauk. There are both indoor and outdoor areas at Zum Schneider's, and the food is great. Try the white asparagus soup. 107 Ave. C, zumschneider.com (Credit: Zum Schneider)

The Standard Biergarten

In one of the most grand spaces in
In one of the most grand spaces in the city and located under the High Line, The Standard offers traditional German eats courtesy of chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Play some ping-pong and enjoy "outdoor" seating year-round, with glass enclosures protecting you from the chill of the cooler months. 848 Washington St., standardhotels.com (Credit: The Standard Biergarten )

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Radegast Hall & Biergarten

A popular Williamsburg hangout, unlike most beer gardens,
A popular Williamsburg hangout, unlike most beer gardens, this one is indoors but features big windows and a party-like atmosphere that often spills onto the sidewalk. A dozen or so drafts are matched by about the same selection in bottle, the majority from Germany with a sprinkling from England, Belgium, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands. A lengthy menu includes traditional options, from a sausage platter to spaetzle. With live music and a Sunday brunch. 113 N. Third St., Brooklyn, radegasthall.com (Credit: Radegast Hall & Biergarten via Facebook)

Loreley Beer Garden

Open since 2003, choose your seat in or
Open since 2003, choose your seat in or out -- the large outdoor area is heated. Grab a seat at one of the many picnic tables and order one of a dozen imports. The menu includes hearty options like potato soup, soft pretzels, bratwurst and apple strudel. 7 Rivington St., loreleynyc.com (Credit: Loreley)

Studio Square

Studio Square takes advantage of its 30,000-square-foot space
Studio Square takes advantage of its 30,000-square-foot space with soccer viewing parties, concerts and much more. It's not a traditional beer hall in any sense of the word, but there are plenty of outdoor picnic tables for drinking beer -- about 20 options on tap -- with friends. 35-33 36th St., Long Island City, studiosquarebeergarden.com (Credit: Studio Square)