Making sure no beer garden in New York is left untouched, we have put up a list of the best watering holes serving beer in the Big Apple. After some beer hopping in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Downtown, and Williamsburg, we found out that New York has a little something for every hop head out there.
From Bavarian styled Oktoberfest tents to large 13,000 square foot beer spaces, New York has some exquisite beer gardens at its disposal for when you’re thinking of where to drink some of the finest brews in the city.
All smiles at Loreley Biergarten, Source: Facebook
Modeled after Brauhaus in Cologne, Loreley Biergarten is the largest heated outdoor beer garden in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Serving 12 imported beers, specialty cocktails, wines, and spirits at the full bar, the first of its kind beer garden is a relishing spot for brewheads looking for a beer mania.
Dip in the mood with German pretzels, schnitzel fingers, and Frankfurter sausages with a pint of the most sold beer in Cologne, Reissdorf Kölsch. An ideal place for those searching for German beer and food in the city.
Happy hours - 5 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Tuesday)
5 pm to 7 pm (Wednesday to Thursday)
12 pm to 4 pm (Friday)
7 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
Location - 7 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002.
Timings - 5 pm to 12 am (Monday to Tuesday)
5 pm to 1 am (Wednesday)
5 pm to 2 am (Thursday)
12 pm to 4 am (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 12 am (Sunday)
The Bowery Beer Garden
The Bowery Beer Garden, Source: Facebook
The oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan Island, The Bowery Beer Garden welcomes patrons with 50+ TV screens, and over 40 brews in the offering. Either surround yourself with sports fanatics next to the bar counter, or bask in the sunlight on the outdoor patio on the streets of Chinatown.
With over 30 craft beers in draft and bottle options, you will find yourself elevated at NYC’s largest sports beer garden. The happy hours run daily, whether it's the weekend brunch or a girl’s night out, making it the perfect destination for all kinds of hopheads in the Big Apple.
Happy hours - 4 pm to 7 pm
Location - 93 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.
Timings - 4 pm to 11.30 pm (Monday and Thursday)
4 pm to 10 pm (Wednesday)
4 pm to 12 pm (Friday)
12 pm to 12 am (Saturday)
12 pm to 9 pm (Sunday)
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Source: Facebook
Home of Oktoberfest in New York, Radegast Hall & Biergarten personifies the character and ambiance of German beer gardens. Choose from an array of German pilsners, Belgian strong ales, porters, weiss beers, and more.
If you are into cocktails and still don’t want to give up on your ales, the establishment has a few beer cocktails like the Shandy-Gaff, Mother Nora, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. Try the Bratwurst pork sausage and Angus cheeseburger from the grill menu to go with your choice of drink, as you go all German at the biergarten in Williamsburg.
Location - 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Timings - 12 pm to 1 am (Monday to Thursday)
12 pm to 4 am (Friday)
11 pm to 4 am (Saturday)
11 pm to 1 am (Sunday)
Beer and games at Clinton Hall, Source: Facebook
Clinton Hall has four locations spread across the city, with a fifth in Staten Island coming soon. Clinton Hall is inspired by the Castle Clinton in Manhattan’s Battery Park, originally a fort set up to defend the city from the British, it was also a beer garden in 1824.
Terming their craft beer experience as supercraft, Clinton Hall is home to award winning dishes like the Double Smashed Burger to go with 20 draft beers from the on-site flux capacitors. Make sure you try the WTF Waffles from their dessert menu, while having a crack at their list of games such as Jenga, ping pong, Cards Against Humanity, Uno, and more.
Location - 90 Washington St, New York, NY 10006 (Washington Street).
16 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 (Near Empire State Building).
230 E 51st St #6571, New York, NY 10022 (51st Street).
247 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Brooklyn).
Timings - Washington Street
2 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Tuesday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday)
12 pm to 1 am (Friday to Saturday)
Near Empire State Building
3 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Friday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Thursday)
12 pm to 12 am (Friday to saturday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
Closed (Monday to Tuesday)
3 pm to 10 pm (Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday)
3 pm to 11 pm (Friday to Saturday)
Santiago’s Beer Garden
Wooden chairs and tables at Santiago’s Beer Garden, Source: Facebook
Whether you are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, bring your group of friends or tag along with your family members to relish at Santiago’s Beer Garden. The compact yet cozy beer garden is highlighted with woody chairs and tables passing a cafe vibe. As you sip on beers like Modelo Negra, Corona Extra, Stella Artois, Red Stripe, and Shock Top, the brick walls will hug you with the warmth of sparkling yellow lights.
Location - 2337 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035.
Timings - 12 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Thursday)
11 pm to 11 pm (Friday to Saturday)
11 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
Carrying over 100 years of history in the neighborhood of Astoria, Bohemian Hall was laid out in 1910. There is always something happening at the beer garden from screening sports events to celebrating wine and beer festivals. Try your hands on beers on tap choices like the Schofferhofer, Czechvar, Erdinger Weiss, Coney Island Merman, and more.
You can also go for classics like the Hoegaarden, Goose Island, Blue Moon, and Hofbrau if tasting new brews isn't your thing. And, if you are looking to host a beer party, keep in mind, Bohemian Hall’s beer garden is one of the biggest spaces available in the city.
Location - 29-19 24th Ave, Queens, NY 11102.
Timings - Closed (Monday)
5 pm to 12 pm (Tuesday to Thursday)
5 pm to 2 am (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 12 am (Sunday)
Garden Bar at Cobble & Co., Source: Instagram
It seems like someone casted a tempus fugit spell while you have a few drinks and hold conversations with random people at Cobble & Co.’s Garden Bar. It is so, because the al fresco gem is decorated with luminous lanterns and green leaves that pass a relaxed vibe, as you sip on some beer on the cobblestones.
Treat yourself to some draught or bottled beers like Heineken, Amstel Light, Montauk Pumpkin Ale, Tekate, Lagunitas, and more, all priced at $10. Apart from beer, the bar has wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages in the drinks menu.
We tried the Cobblerry cocktail made with Grey Goose Vodka, martini fiero, cranberry grenadine, lime, and lemon, after getting done with our beer dosage.
Location - 19 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038.
Timings - 3 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Friday)
11 am to 10 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Oculus Beer Garden
Oculus Beer Garden, Source: Instagram
Enclosed in the skyscrapers of New York, Oculus Beer Garden offers a fine view of the World Trade Center alongside locally crafted brews from Brooklyn Brewery and Coney Island Brewery. The beer range starts from $8 with a pint of Coors Light, stretching up to $10, with a pint of Switchback Amber-Ale.
The garden caters to non-beer drinkers with wine, cider, and seltzer options to accompany light bites such as the Bavarian pretzel, Bratwurst, and potato knish.
Location - 33 Vesey St, New York, NY 10282.
Timings - 12 pm to 9 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Thursday to Sunday)
Brooklyn Beer Garden
Backyard vibes at Brooklyn Beer Garden, Source: Instagram
Representing the art and culture of Brooklyn with graffiti, Brooklyn Beer Garden boasts of a 10,000 square foot space where you will only find brews from the neighborhood. A list of breweries include Five Borough Brewing (City Light and Tiny Juicy IPA), Coney Island Brewing Company (Mermaid Pilsner, Merman IPS, and Beach Beer), and Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn East IPA, and Brooklyn Special Effects).
Brooklyn Beer Garden collaborates with street artists and locally crafted brews that make up for an eccentric atmosphere.
Location - 33 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237.
Timings - Closed (Monday to Wednesday)
5 pm to 12 am (Thursday)
5 pm to 2 am (Friday)
2 pm to 12 am (Saturday)
2 pm to 11 pm (Sunday)
Greenwood Park indoor bar, Source: Website
Created from an old gas station and mechanic shop, Greenwood Park impresses with 60 draft beer tap lines, an indoor bar, and an outdoor cargo bar. Their 13,000 square foot space is equipped with WiFi, projectors, and a DJ set up in case things need a bit of extra switching up to the lively side.
The beer list is quite expansive, for which they have set up a separate QR code to have a complete look at their beer menu. To mention a few notable beers we loved, Central Waters Bourbon Pecan Kringle, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine, Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin, and Sloop Oktoberfest, occupied the shortlist.
If you arrive hungry, grub on some chicken fingers and loaded nachos, while you can also opt for various kinds of sandwiches, salads, and pizzas.
Happy hours - 12 pm to 7 pm (Monday to Friday)
Location - 555 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Timings - 12 pm to 12 am (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday)
3 pm to 12 am (Thursday)
12 pm to 1 am (Saturday to Sunday)
Treadwell Park in Downtown, Source: Facebook
The chances of you leaving Treadwell Park beer gardens anytime soon are pretty low, as they engage their guests with at least 20 rotating craft beers and ciders, as well as serving beer infused cocktails and ice cream floats. There are two Treadwell Park beer gardens in the city, with Upper East Side and Downtown housing one each.
Get some beer buzz with Duvel Single Fermented Budike Weisse, Allagash White, Torpedo Extra IPA, and Flannel Friday brews to kickstart the action with some flaunting moves at the pinball machines and ping pong tables.
Location - 1125 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065 (Upper East End).
301 South End Ave, New York, NY 10280 (Downtown).
Timings - Upper East Side
4 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
4 pm to 12 am (Thursday)
4 pm to 2 am (Friday)
12 pm to 2 am (Saturday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Sunday)
4 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
4 pm to 12 am (Thursday)
12 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 12 am (Friday)
Open 24 hours (Saturday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Sunday)
Bierhaus New York, Source: Facebook
Transporting beer lovers to the tents of Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Bierhaus is formed in association with Hofbräu München. Located two blocks away from the Grand Central, you will find beers only from Hofbräu München at the facility, imported directly from Germany.
The next time you are in midtown Manhattan, make sure you pay Bierhaus a visit and taste some of their seasonals like the Oktoberfest, Delicator, Münchner Sommer, Märzen and Maiboc. Otherwise, you will never go wrong with the year rounds like the Premium Lager, Dunkel, Hefe Weizen, and Dunkel Weizen.
Location - 712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017.
Timings - 12 pm to 11 pm (Sunday to Wednesday)
12 pm to 12 am (Thursday to Saturday)
Cobblestones Biergarten, Source: Instagram
Owner, Pete Massaro, has attended to the desires of beer buffs with a 3,500 square foot beer garden comprising communal picnic-style tables, umbrellas, seasonal flowers, and a massive bar to quench your thirst. Cobblestones Biergarten pumps 36 draught beers on tap out of which 18 are artisanal brews. Other than that, you will find 12 elusive cocktails, and a total of 57 items on the menu.
Aiming to be an oasis where New Yorkers can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, the biergarten at Cobblestones oozes with freshness, thanks to their beers. To find out more, head straight to the watering hole and ask the server for an update on current brews on the list.
Location - 117-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375.
Timings - 11 am to 12 am (Monday to Tuesday)
11 am to 4 am (Wednesday to Saturday)
11 am to 11 pm (Sunday)
Header image - Oculus Beer Garden, Source: Instagram