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Best Beer Garden (2021)

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  • The Raleigh Beer Garden

    The Raleigh Beer Garden
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Beer lovers will find more than 350 beers on tap at The Raleigh Beer Garden in the downtown Glenwood South district. The bar includes plenty of outdoor seating options, including a patio and a rooftop garden.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / DavidPrahl

  • New Realm Brewing Company

    New Realm Brewing Company
    Virginia Beach

    The expansive outdoor beer garden at New Realm in Virginia Beach features lawn games, fire pits and plenty of room to spread out. Diners enjoy a selection of New Realm Brewing Co. beers alongside a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and small bites.
    Photo courtesy of New Realm Brewing Company

  • The Charlotte Beer Garden

    The Charlotte Beer Garden
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    The Charlotte Beer Garden offers one of the largest selections of draft beers you’re likely to find in a single restaurant – some 400 beers on tap. Visitors can enjoy their beer of choice at the indoor-outdoor beer bar or on the heated patio.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Alina Rosanova

  • Tucker Brewing

    Tucker Brewing
    Tucker, Georgia

    Tucker Brewing Company specializes in easy-to-drink pilsners and lagers. Visitors can sip them in the 8,500-square-foot outdoor beer garden – among the largest in the state of Georgia. The space is shaded by trees and umbrellas and includes a stage and cornhole. Dogs are welcome.
    Photo courtesy of Tucker Brewing

  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company
    Houston

    Guests at Saint Arnold’s sprawling outdoor beer garden enjoy stellar views of the downtown Houston skyline as they sip on their favorite pint. The food menu includes pizzas, sandwiches and sharable bites, like pretzels, pork rinds or chips and Lawnmower queso with Hatch chile salsa. Between sips, be sure to check out the collection of art cars behind the brewery.
    Photo courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company

  • Funkatorium Biergarten

    Funkatorium Biergarten
    Asheville, North Carolina

    The Funkatorium, Asheville’s sour beer-dedicated taproom, offers an expansive outdoor Biergarten, open seasonally. This space on the South Slope of Asheville offers sour beer lovers a place to sip sours and Rosé on draught while enjoying brett-risen pizzas, salads or sandwiches from the menu.
    Photo courtesy of Wicked Weed Brewing

  • VBGB Beer Hall and Garden

    VBGB Beer Hall and Garden
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    VBGB Beer Hall and Garden serves up 30 local and regional craft beers on tap served at the frost rail bar or outside on one of Charlotte’s largest patios. This outdoor beer garden area includes bar games and cornhole alongside communal picnic tables. The venue is slated to reopen in March.
    Photo courtesy of VBGB Beer Hall and Garden

  • Lowry Beer Garden

    Lowry Beer Garden
    Denver

    The Lowry Beer Garden sits within its own park with more than 9,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a covered pavilion. Guests sit at Oktoberfest-style picnic tables while enjoying a selection of draft and bottled beers with Colorado brews heavily represented. The menu includes locally-made sausages, fresh-baked pretzels, burgers, fries and salads.
    Photo courtesy of Lowry Beer Garden

  • Dacha Beer Garden

    Dacha Beer Garden
    Washington, DC

    This dog and family friendly beer garden in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC serves a menu of German, Belgian and American craft beers, alongside local ciders, meads and draft cocktails. The seasonal menu takes inspiration from a traditional Bavarian beer garden with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of Dacha Beer Garden

  • The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

    The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
    Nashville

    The Pharmacy calls itself Nashville’s “wurst burger joint” – a nod to its selection of German wurst and beer, available to enjoy in the spacious outdoor beer garden.
    Photo courtesy of The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

Our readers voted these 10 American beer gardens as the best spots to enjoy a beer outdoors. 

  1. The Raleigh Beer Garden - Raleigh, North Carolina
  2. New Realm Brewing Company - Virginia Beach
  3. The Charlotte Beer Garden - Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. Tucker Brewing - Tucker, Georgia
  5. Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Houston
  6. Funkatorium Biergarten - Asheville, North Carolina
  7. VBGB Beer Hall and Garden - Charlotte, North Carolina
  8. Lowry Beer Garden - Denver
  9. Dacha Beer Garden - Washington, DC
  10. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden - Nashville

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning beer gardens!

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