America's Best Beer Gardens

A traditional German beer garden is little more than a shaded grove with picnic tables, but US chefs and restaurateurs are enhancing the ...
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The Red Lion Tavern, Los Angeles

Yes, it’s the kind of German bar that offers beer in “das boot”—a large glass shaped like a shoe—but the Red Lion Tavern’s divey charm is one factor that makes it such a well-loved fixture (since 1959) of L.A.’s arty Silver Lake neighborhood. The airy upstairs garden offers a strong lineup of German beers, like the roasty-but-crisp Köstritzer schwarzbier.

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