by Adam Kuban, 07/16/2013
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Photo: Clayton Cotterell
Dating back to 1910, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is the granddaddy of NYC beer gardens. Until just a short while ago it was the last of a dying breed. But even though numerous biergarten have sprung up throughout the City in recent years, Bohemian remains one of the best and most sprawling. Grab a cold pitcher of Czech or German beer—or one of the craft brews recently added to the menu—and spend the day with friends at a sun-dappled picnic table under the tall, leafy trees. The Garden at Studio Square, one of the more recent upstarts, is just as expansive as Bohemian and features DJs, live music, karaoke, sports viewing and 23 beers on tap. For a more intimate, beer-centric experience, try Astoria’s new SingleCut Beersmiths, the borough’s first large-scale brewery to have opened in decades. Grab a pint in its taproom (open Wednesday through Sunday) or sample a tasting flight of brews. SingleCut also sells growlers to take home and has a small menu of meat pies if you get hungry.