Enter: Beer Gardens. As the brain child of undisputed brew-maestros (the Germans), the simple combo of foliage, edibles, quality folks, and the frothy, has been steadily building momentum as the premiere option for outdoor revelry. Seizing upon our intrinsic bacchanal impulses,beer gardens tap into a visceral ambition to expansively enjoy the world in all its natural splendor. Wreathed in an oasis of greenery, imbibers can momentarily shrug off the corroding mantle of urbanization, and enjoy life’s rustic pleasures—one brew at time.
A large part of beer gardens rising success lies in the crafting of a gratifyingly interactive, communal experience. With typical fare including long tables and benches, a foray into the garden world demands one to shed their introverted impulses. As opposed to the general chaos inherent in outdoor festivals, carnivals, and poolozas, beer gardens channel this chaos into a more refined, convivial ambiance.
Liberated from the suffocating confines of the “club scene," enjoy the cool breeze, clean air, and communal brew-appreciation that comprise the unique strain of awesome known as beer gardens. As is the wont of trends everywhere, the brew garden is slowly cropping up in a multitude of locales—here’s a few to get you on your way!
Where: 29-19 24 Avenue
The Rub: The oldest, most legit beer garden in NYC
Where:4 Berry St
The Rub: Massive, two floor beer haven with a bangin’ view
Where: 200 5th Ave
The Rub: Beer-troplis located atop Italian hotspot Eataly. Bonus: retractable roof for year long wildness