Bringing the sophistication of an uptown beer hall to the heart of Midtown, the hotly anticipated Local West finally opened it’s doors to the world in June 2011 and was besieged by locals from the very first . With over 6,000 square feet of outdoor space, complimented by pruned shrubbery, towering steel heaters and Bavarian-inspired umbrella canopies, Local West is a major contender for the “beer hall of the year” crown. A light-hearted snack menu offers the usual Fayre – soft pretzels, corn dogs and several variations of frites, however the main draw is a sixteen tap beer selection, with a …continue reading
Located on the 2nd floor of Morningside Heights, this tranquil setting with it’s cityscape views has become a hit with locals for it’s permanent happy hours and hip house cool. The outdoor garden and terrace is deceptively bijou, however makes up for what it lacks in size with bold, zesty colors and sumptuous reclining sofas, offset by the mirrored glass of tables. Cocktails have become one of the primary selling points of Heights Bar (aside from the panoramic views) however, there are also twelve beers and ales on tap – a satisfying selection for any connoisseur.
Jaunty hammocks beneath creeping vines; pruned ice-cream top shrubs and a distinctly European air of bohemian cool set the tone for Hudson Hotel’s landscaped patio on the 15th Floor. Complimented by the lush greenery lining the River Hudson and the urban-scape to the East, the upmarket hotel chill-space now welcomes non-reserving guests through it’s doors, with the promise of superior service and exceptional ale choices.
An award-winning warm welcome and panoramic cityscape views characterize Manhattan’s newest rooftop retreat, part-owned by the same group who brought you the Euro-experience at Zum Schneider. Unlike it’s central cousin, Berry Park keeps things simple with three fenced in rooftop patios, decorated simply with blue Hofbrau umbrellas and fold-out furniture. This is definitely the place if you want to revel beneath the scorching sun! Over fifteen beers are available on tap, including local favorite Köstritzer Schwarzbier. You’ll also find projector screens set up during peak season, for international baseball and basketball league fixtures.
Reached via a modest tunnel beside a bustling restaurant kitchen, you’d never know Bia Garden existed without FourSquare or word of mouth. For the comely patio garden nestled at the rear of the Vietnamese restaurant is one of the most secluded and delightfully hidden you’ll find anywhere in New York. Bia was New York’s first Vietnamese beer garden, living up to the media hype with an exquisite ornamental patio area, enhanced with trickling water features and leafy shrubbery. Trademark Asian beers such as Kingfisher, ’33’ Export and Tsingtao compliment a y, minimalist menu, with offerings ranging from snack-size spring roll …continue reading