America's Best Beer Gardens
Courtesy of Juliana Su
Old Mill Stream Inn, St. Charles, MO
In a historic town about 30 minutes west of St. Louis—an area that really knows its brews—this beer garden and restaurant is popular for its large bottled selection and its signature Millfries, peeled and deep-fried whole baby potatoes. A soothing waterfall that flows nearby adds to the setting’s appeal.
Suds: Nothing on tap, but more than 100 different bottles, most of which come from small North American breweries. Try the Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale, made from roasted soba. Beer from $4.