Summer weather calls for sitting outside, and that’s where Long Island beer gardens come in. Long Island has some amazing beer gardens to do just that, whether it’s a traditional German Biergarten or a modern twist on an old classic.
Here are Long Island’s best beer gardens for drinking quality beers in beautiful surroundings.
Blue Point Brewery
This Long Island staple recently opened its beer garden, so now is a great time to visit and enjoy some quality craft beer on-site. Blue Point offers a long range of tasty beers both seasonally and year-round, with new additions brewed often enough to keep fans coming back for more. 225 Main Street West, Patchogue. Bluepointbrewing.com
Black Horse Tavern
This well-known waterer is a certified classic. Offering 28 impressive craft beers and a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails, this tavern is well worth a visit before even looking at its deliciously stacked menu. 273 Main Street, Farmingdale. Darkhorseofdale.com
The beer garden
This authentic German Biergarten offers delicious German cuisine accompanied by a variety of authentic German beers. The friendly atmosphere and the accessible menu allow people unfamiliar with German cuisine to learn and fans of Sauerbraten and Schnitzel to feel at home. 1148 W. Beech St., East Atlantic Beach. Dasbiergarten.com
Garden Social Beer Garden and Kitchen
This masterfully constructed beer garden was made by artisans who not only know what they’re doing, but also have a deep-rooted love for their craft. Owners Bob, James, Jon and James have a long-standing brotherhood that has led them to create one of Long Island’s finest beer gardens. With a simple yet sophisticated menu and a nice fleet of craft beers, Garden Social has everything one could want for a fun night out. 1964 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Gardensocialli.com
Hops Scotch Bottle Shop
This craft brewery offers a wide variety of beers with a 10-tap rotating system and an extensive menu of delicious meals for those looking to dine in and choosing to bring home cans, bottles and growlers. 848 Long Island Ave, Deer Park hopsscotchny.com
Lithology Brewing Co.
Lithologie delivers exactly as their tagline suggests. Pure and simple, this brewery is an “exceptional drinking experience”. The brewery uses 60% locally harvested New York ingredients, making it an officially licensed brewing farm that even makes its own yeast strains. The brewery offers a variety of craft beers with flights to sample, pints to drink, and 32-ounce growlers to take out and enjoy. 211A Main Street, Farmingdale. Lithologybrewing.com
Mary Carroll’s beer garden and bar
This beer garden and bar earns its tagline “probably the best pub ever” with its 29 beers on tap and Long Island’s largest selection of whiskeys at 150.121 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. Marycarrolls.co
Plattdeutsche Park has been considered Long Island’s number one spot for authentic German cuisine with regular festivals that bring Oktoberfest to life all year round. Its descriptive beer menu makes this beer garden worth mentioning because its variety and authenticity make Plattdeutsche a must-visit spot. 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Place. Parkrestaurant.com
Grill and garden Prost
This German-style pub and grill has a long selection of draft beers and ciders that will keep you coming back. The summer 2022 menu also features an interesting selection of classic pub fare, such as burgers and wings, with a unique German twist. 652 Franklin Ave, Garden City. prostgrill.com
The Black Sheep Beer House
Mineola’s one and only craft beer dive offers 25 beers on tap and over 75 on tap. The bar also offers hand-pulled beer from a keg, which makes this place particularly unique. Although the bar doesn’t have a traditional kitchen, it makes up for it with free Sabrett hot dogs and fun board games to play while enjoying quality craft beer. 78 2nd Street, Mineola. instagram.com/blacksheepalehouse
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