Eat and Drink Beer gardens NYC: The best options for brews and food By amNY.com staff Updated April 3, 2017 3:44 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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, the outdoor drinking spots keep opening up, giving us more opportunity for a pint in the sun. Head to these local spots to celebrate being outdoors with a refreshing beer. Clinton Hall Photo Credit: Clinton Hall 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. Clinton Hall opened up its second location in the Bronx in 2017. (90 Washington St., Manhattan, 601 E. 189th St., Bronx, clintonhallny.com) West End Hall Photo Credit: West End Hall 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) Radegast Hall & Biergarten Photo Credit: Radegast Hall & Biergarten via Facebook 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. (113 N. Third St., Brooklyn, radegasthall.com) Tavern on the Green beer garden Photo Credit: Tavern on the Green 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. (67th Street and Central Park West, tavernonthegreen.com) Threes Brewing Photo Credit: Matt Furman Photography Threes Brewing, the Gowanus-based brewery, has its own bar with its variety of brews available on tap. Head on back to The Yard, Threes' outdoor space, during warmer months to enjoy a beer with eats, made in-house by Williamsburg's the Meat Hook. The rotating menu offers bar-food staples like cheeseburgers and fries, with some high-end options like mussels and a cheese plate. Head to Threes on Mondays for pizza night and Tuesdays for steak night. (333 Douglass St., Brooklyn, threesbrewing.com) Harlem Tavern Photo Credit: Harlem Tavern This uptown restaurant and bar boasts a spacious beer garden out front, and an extensive food and drink menu. Pair Harlem Tavern's menu of burgers, wings and build-your-own mac and cheese with over a dozen foreign and domestic drafts and plenty of bottled brews. (2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Manhattan, harlemtavern.com) Greenwood Park Photo Credit: Matt Ouchuizzo 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 and choose from more than 60 beers on tap. This beer hall also boasts a seasonal menu (the 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) Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Photo Credit: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 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, pierogi, bratwurst and potato pancakes. (29-19 24th Ave., Queens, bohemianhall.com) Zum Schneider Photo Credit: Zum Schneider This Alphabet City space brings a taste of Bavaria to Manhattan. Open since 2000, indoor and outdoor areas keep the beer flowing all year long. During Oktoberfest, head to Zum Schneider's festival tent by the East River for an authentic celebration. (107 Ave. C, Manhattan, zumschneider.com) The Standard Biergarten Photo Credit: The Standard Biergarten 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., Manhattan, standardhotels.com) Loreley Beer Garden Photo Credit: Loreley Open since 2003, this Lower East Side spot offers a large outdoor area that's heated during the colder months. 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., Manhattan, loreleynyc.com) Studio Square Photo Credit: Studio Square Studio Square takes advantage of its 30,000-square-foot space with soccer viewing parties, concerts and more outdoor events. It's not a traditional beer hall in any sense of the word, but there are plenty of picnic tables for drinking beer -- about 20 options on tap -- with friends. (35-33 36th St., Queens, studiosquarebeergarden.com) By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 5 upstate breweries to knowProst! Get competitive at these bars with gamesDon't choose between drinking and gaming — do both. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.