World's Top Beer Gardens
Scene: The space is set up like a county fair, with a bustling energy to match. Food and beer stalls surround a center tent, where a buzzing crowd of young tastemakers and foreign students parties into the night.
Sustenance: The food choices are vast and cheap—from Chinese dumplings or hot pots, to Korean barbecue, to American hot dogs. Do a culinary round-the-world tour before settling in for some Chinese beer and multilingual eavesdropping.
Suds: Yangjing and Tsingtao flow liberally (at under a dollar for a big bottle, with drafts for even less).