Crisp fall air brings about the best seasonal beer selections. Pumpkin beer, fall ales and ciders fill the shelves of markets. If you are looking for something different other than your local spot near The Sagamore and want to adventure around NYC, visiting one of the city’s many Beer Gardens is the perfect way to do it! Before the cool air swarms in sit outside and enjoy a craft beer that will hit the spot. Here are some recommendations, all easily accessible from the Upper West Side.
West End Hall: Sagamore residents are lucky to have a beer garden right here on the Upper West Side! Just a few blocks uptown from The Sagamore, West End Hall is located on 106th Street. Their beer garden features both a large indoor seating area, as well as outdoor seating in both the back and front areas. They offer over 30 different bottled beers and more than 20 on draft. Their food menu includes traditional beer garden and hall items with their own twist to make it their own. For a full menu of their beer and food options and to learn more about events and the hall visit their website.
Zum Schneider: This spot located in East Village is a Bavarian Bierhaus and German Restaurant. They offer over 15 different kinds of German beer on draft and over 20 bottled beers. Their menu consists of traditional German dishes to snack on while enjoying beer in their spacious dining hall. Grab some O’Batzda which is Bavarian cheese spread made with brie, blue cheese& beer, and sliced onions. Pair it with your favorite seasonal drink such as Hofbräu Sommer Lager. Live music is often playing and they host several events throughout the year.
Hudson Common: This upscale beer garden may not be what you would normally expect in a beer garden but they pride themselves in being a modern day beer hall. Picnic tables and overhead string lights set the scene of the hall with chairs and other seating options also available. They offer around 20 different varieties of beer on tap and focus on local brews from Brooklyn, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Southampton, and Pennsylvania. Luckily this elegant garden is located in midtown, which is just a quick subway ride from the Sagamore!
Here are some other beer gardens and halls close by to The Sagamore you can make your way too this fall for some seasonal beer and fun!