The return of warm weather to Long Island not only brings back beach season, it also opens the doors to outdoor beer gardens found at local bars across the region.
Whether you are looking for an authentic German biergarten, or a fresh take on the fun of enjoying adult beverages al fresco, there is no shortage of beer gardens to try across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Here are seven Beer Gardens on Long Island:
Black Forest Brew Haus
This beer garden is unique since it’s in one of the few brew pubs on Long Island and is the only local brew pub that’s also an authentic German restaurant. 2015 New Hwy., Farmingdale. blackforestbrewhaus.com
Croxley’s Ale House and Biergarten
Croxley’s offers over 80 beers on tap, and are famous for their 30-cent wing specials on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The beer garden is at their Smithtown bar, but Croxley’s also has outdoor seating at its Farmingdale location. 155 West Main St., Smithtown. croxley.com/smithtown
Dark Horse Tavern
This beer garden with locations in Farmingdale and Rockville Centre offers more than two dozen craft beers that are always changing, as well as hand-made cocktails. 273 Main St., Farmingdale and 12 South Park Ave., Rockville Centre. darkhorservc.com
Mary Carroll’s Bar and Beer Garden
This may be an Irish pub and not a traditional German restaurant, but it does boast a massive outdoor beer garden in the rear of one of the mainstays on Babylon’s hopping downtown strip. 121 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. marycarrolls.com
Prost Grill and Garten
This traditional Beer Garten offers German and craft beer, and is known for their award winning Pig Wings. Prost serves 24 beers on tap, and 19 bottled beers. 652 Franklin Ave., Garden City. prostgrill.com
This may be the biggest and most authentic outdoor German-style biergarten keeping the spirit of Oktoberfest alive year round on LI. 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. parkrestaurant.com
Zum Schneider Montauk
An extension of the New York City location, this beirhaus and outdoor beirgarten serves authentic Bavarian food, 12 German beers on tap and live music on the weekends. 4 South Elmwood Ave., Montauk. montauk.zumschneider.com
*Editor’s note: Did we miss your favorite beer garden? Email us at [email protected] or leave your message in the comments below and we’ll update this post.