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America’s Coolest Beer Gardens

America’s Coolest Beer Gardens

Because nothing’s quite as nice as swilling a liter of beer on a back porch

Enjoy pretzels and ping-pong with your pint at The Standard Biergarten in New York City.

Sitting out on the back patio with a cold beer in your hand is one of summer’s true delights. After all, a bucket of ice-cold beer and a plate of disco fries are all you really need in life, right? Luckily, there are ample choices for where to park it when you want to get down to some serious day (and night) drinking.

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We’ve searched all over the country for some of the very best beer gardens, and, not surprisingly, many of them have a decidedly German influence, re-creating the celebratory beer halls ofMunich. Other beer gardens on our list veer into junkyard-chic territory, some have taken the biker path, while others are an oasis in the industrial desert. We love them all, because they open their backyards and welcome new friends with a cold brew and possibly a pretzel. Work up a thirst as we take a tour of the coolest beer gardens across the country.


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

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What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote:


What are your picks for the best of the American craft beer scene?

Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Contact individual businesses for the latest updates.

Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 8,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.

Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across eight categories. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 16.

Click on each category below to vote: