Summer weather makes sitting outdoors a must, and that’s where Long Island beer gardens come in. Long Island has some amazing beer gardens to do just that, whether it’s a traditional German Biergarten or a modern twist on an old classic.
Here are Long Island’s best beer gardens for drinking quality brews in gorgeous environments.
Blue Point Brewery
This Long Island staple recently opened its beer garden so it’s a perfect time to visit and enjoy quality craft beer on-premises. Blue Point has a long lineup of tasty brews both seasonal and year-round with new additions being cooked up often enough to keep fans coming back for more. 225 W. Main St., Patchogue. Bluepointbrewing.com
Dark Horse Tavern
This well-known watering hole is a certified classic. Offering an impressive 28 craft beer drafts and a wide variety of handmade cocktails, this tavern is well worth the trip even before looking at its deliciously stacked menu. 273 Main St., Farmingdale. Darkhorseofdale.com
This authentic German Biergarten offers delicious German cuisine paired with a variety of authentic German beers. The friendly atmosphere and approachable menu allow people who are not very familiar with German food to be introduced and those who are fond of Sauerbraten and Schnitzel to feel right at home. 1148 W. Beech St., East Atlantic Beach. Dasbiergarten.com
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Garden Social Beer Garden and Kitchen
This masterfully built beer garden was made by craftsmen who not only know what they are doing but also have a deep-rooted love for their trade. Owners Bob, James, Jon, and James have a long-lasting brotherhood that led them to create one of Long Island’s loveliest beer gardens. With a simple yet sophisticated menu and a fine fleet of craft beers, Garden Social has all one could want for a fun night out. 1964 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Gardensocialli.com
Hops Scotch Bottle Shop
This craft brewery offers a wide variety of beers with a 10 rotating tap system and a full menu of delicious meals for those looking to dine in and opting to take home cans, bottles, and growlers. 848 Long Island Ave., Deer Park hopsscotchny.com
Lithology Brewing Co.
Lithology offers exactly as their slogan states. Plain and simple, this brewpub is an “exceptional drinking experience.” The brewing company uses 60% locally harvested New York ingredients making it an officially licensed brew farm going as far as to make their own yeast strains. The brewery offers a variety of craft beers with flights for tasting, pints for drinking, and 32-ounce growlers to take home and enjoy. 211A Main St., Farmingdale. Lithologybrewing.com
Mary Carroll’s Bar and Beer Garden
This bar and beer garden earns its slogan “possibly the best pub ever” with its vast 29 drafts and the largest selection of whiskeys on Long Island at 150. 121 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. Marycarrolls.co
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Plattdeutsche Park has been considered Long Island’s number one spot for authentic German cuisine with regular festivals that keep Oktoberfest alive all year. Its descriptive beer menu makes this beer garden a worthy mention as its variety and authenticity makes Plattdeutsche a spot that’s not to be missed. 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. Parkrestaurant.com
Prost Grill and Garten
This German-style pub and grille offers a long selection of draft beers and ciders that will keep you coming back for more. The summer 2022 menu also offers an interesting selection of classic pub food, such as burgers and wings, with a unique German twist. 652 Franklin Ave., Garden City. prostgrill.com
The Black Sheep Ale House
Mineola’s one and only craft beer dive offers 25 brews on tap and more than 75 in bottles. The bar also has a hand-drawn ale from a cask making this spot especially unique. While the bar doesn’t have a traditional kitchen it makes up for it with free Sabrett hot dogs and some fun board games to play while enjoying quality craft beer. 78 2nd St., Mineola. instagram.com/blacksheepalehouse
*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.