New York has a growing German presence and many bars across the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens have been popping up and are giving their best interpretation of the German Biergarten & Halle. The simplistic set up of tables and benches have taken over the city to offer a seat to all that are looking for German Bier and Food.
A full offering of wheat beer (Weißbier), Kölsch, Pilsner, Smoked Bier, Hefeweizen Kristall and more can be found at these German style To keep your intake of beer and food in balance, German food is also offered.
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Modeled after the “Brauhaus” in Cologne (Köln) this Beer Garden and Restaurant offers 12 Imported German beers on tap. In the tradition of Köln, they offer beer as well as many different types of Kölsch. You cna expect to find, Gaffel Kölsch, Reissdorf Kölsch, Kranz Kölsch, Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier, Köstritzer Schwarzbie and many more. On the menu is Nürnberger mit Sauerkraut, Wiener Schnitzel mit Pommes Frite, Reibekuchen mit Räucherlachs and Frikadelle mit Pommes Frites.
7 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002
This Bavarian style bierhaus is modeled after the historic Hof Brau house in Munich. There are waitresses in Dirndl, classic Steins, and 24 tpas that dispense five to six different Hofbräu biers.
712 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017
One of Williamsburg Brooklyn’s largest beer halls, this 3,500-square-foot bi-level space with a ground floor and roof deck offers 14 brews on tap (mostly German and Belgian drafts). Some of the beers that are available are Weihenstephaner Hefeweize, Reissdorf Kölsch, Aventinus, Hofbräu Dunke and Radeberger. The menu does not have a wide variety of German cuisine but, you can get a Pretzel or Sausage with Sauerkraut. The scenic view of Manhattan is also spectacular.
4 Berry St at North 14th St,
Der Schwarze Kölner
Fort Greene’s first German beer hall has the essentials in order. There are 18 brews on tap and plenty of Imports that include, Radeberger pilsner, Hofbräu lager, Weihenstephener, Bitburger, Jever and many more bottles. On the menu is Currywurst, Weiswurst, Landjager and Halve Hahn.
710 Fulton St at South Oxford St,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Is an Austro-German fortress of beer and brats. This huge beer hall which takes up almost the entire north side of McCarren Park, has around 100 German and craft brew taps, indoor/outdoor seating, and a full menu for brunch and dinner.
33 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
One of the oldest beer gardens outside of New York City, this Czech establishment has a wide variety of German and Czech beers. Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Beef Goulash, Potato Pierogie and Schnitzel is on the food menu. Free WIFI is also available.
29-19 24th Ave. Astoria,