America's Best Beer Gardens
The Standard Biergarten
Standard Biergarten, New York City
crowd at this beer garden is trendier than usual thanks to its Meatpacking
District location below the High Line and adjacent to the Standard
Hotel. But the setup is traditionally Teutonic: buy beer and food tickets at
the entry, order from the bar, and squeeze in at one of the communal tables (within
range of the ping pong tables). Michelin-starred Austrian chef Kurt Gutenbrunner
designed the menu of plump grilled sausages, currywurst, and oversize pretzels.
Suds: The few beers on tap are great German selections. The dark, caramel-like Köstritzer pairs well with
classic Bavarian weisswurst sausage. Beer from $7.