I plan on celebrate some monumental achievement with friends ( an empty beer glass and aneantissement as is said in French) The only places fit for such wanton frivolity would have to be one of NYC famed biergartens. I am going to list them below. Let me know which one you think I’d have the best time at.
Awesome Biergartens in NYC
Zum Schneider was opened on August 19, 2000 by Sylvester Schneider, a native of Weßling am Weßlinger See, Bavaria, and long-time resident of Alphabet City. ”I missed summers in the beergarden with friends, family and people of all kinds, coming together to relax and celebrate life. Embracing those yearnings, I created Zum Schneider”. Zum Schneider features 12 German beers on tap, a traditional Bavarian-German menu, and seasonal specialties. The restaurant and indoor biergarten continously enjoys top ratings on Yelp, at Zagat,The New York Times, Village Voice (“Best of New York“), New York Magazine (Top 5 Beer Gardens), Best Bars (Time Out NY) and many more.
Oktoberfest going strong September 29 – October 14, 2012
As part of the massive Studio Square NYC event and entertainment complex, The Garden @ Studio Square brings the spirit and traditions of an open-air German beer garden into the modern era. Encompassing over 30,000 square feet, The Garden is made up of two large indoor areas and an expansive cobblestone courtyard. In The Garden, we take beer very seriously. Our custom tap delivery system is one of the most advanced tap system in the world. Employing the perfect blend of science and technology to deliver each of our brews at the precise temperature for maximum enjoyment.
The concept of ”Max Bratwurst und Bier “ is to bring people together, not only for a family-style ambiance, but for a place where everyone no matter of age, can come and have a German meal, paired with imported beers and lots of fun, for a great price. We like to brag about our outstanding Bratwurst, homemade “Frikadellen” and “Schnitzel”, made-from-scratch salads and original pretzels. Everything we do goes into making our hearty meals stand out. At Max our team has an incredible sense of pride in everything we do. Our passion ensures that you have a great experience every time you stop by… may it be for the refreshing beers or just a bite to go. Our food is not the only thing that is great at Max – our Fun is too! From our live aired soccer games to our original German music, to our friendly servers, you’ll enjoy every second you spend in our cozy restaurant.
Here’s an authentic beer garden that’s actually worth the shlep to Williamsburg, an out-of-the-way joint where hundreds of 20-somethings congregate nightly to guzzle hops, pig out on wienerschnitzel, and gyrate to a rotating roster of New Orleans-style and swing bands likewise comprising very young players. – WSJ
Williamsburg’s Austro-Hungarian beer hall serves a deep selection of imported brews and Hofbräuhaus-style brats one block and half a hemisphere off the Bedford Avenue drag. Slovakian-born partners Ivan Kohut and Andy Ivanov gutted adjacent warehouses to create two distinct drinking spaces. The garden side boasts a retractable roof under which a grill man serves up sizzling meats and savory fries gobbled up at the long rows of wooden benches. Inside the “hall,” patrons line the hand-hewn tables made from 150-year-old barn logs. Thirteen drafts on tap and 58 beers by the bottle can be ordered at the polygonal red-oak bar or from one of the waitresses, who are occasionally cinched into full beer-wench regalia. Here, rib-clinging grub, whipped up by Ivan’s wife and executive chef Joanna, includes veal schnitzel, stuffed blintzes, and a scrape-the-plate-delicious apple strudel. – NYMAG
September 22nd — October 6thThursday Special
$5 Half-liter daily special beersTuesday Beer Tastings in the Bier Haus »
Live Music, Beer Flights, Snacks!
( they have a wine menu, a cognac and brandy menu, appetizers, dessert etc)
Let me know what place you think would be best in the comments below