Established in 1910 by a Czech community group, Astoria’s Bohemian Hall is today one of New York City’s quintessential summer hangouts. Patrons eat Slovenian kielbasa sausages with $16 pitchers of refreshing beers like Krusovice pilsener. bohemianhall.com.
A traditional German beer garden is little more than a shaded grove with picnic tables, but US chefs and restaurateurs are enhancing the concept with spectacular food and design innovations that range from whiskey-barrel tables to a multimillion-dollar retractable roof. Here, the best beer gardens in the U.S.