America's Best Beer Gardens
Founded in the early 1900s—a heyday of beer gardens filled with Eastern European and German immigrants—this Astoria, Queens, establishment was often referred to as simply “the beer garden” in recent decades because there were so few left. Despite the growing presence of its brethren, this leafy Czech beer garden reigns supreme, with a capacity of about 1,000 people and better-than-average Czech staples like goulash and dumplings on the menu.
Suds: Not-easy-to-find-on-tap Czech beers include the crisp Krusovice and the hoppy Czechvar (the original Czech Budweiser), as well as Pilsner Urquell and a choice selection of Belgian and German beers. Beer from $6.