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Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Grab a pint with your brood!

Spring is here and with that, New Yorkers are taking to the streets. My family and I love to be outside doing anything and everything once the weather gets nice, but lets face it, you can only tolerate so many visits to the playground. It's good to mix it up once in awhile by trying out a new place to eat...and for the grown ups, dare I say, drink. 

Beer gardens are popping up all over New York City and they are a pretty great option for dining out with kids. They offer plenty of space for little ones to run around in a laid back atmosphere. Oftentimes you can even take in a live performance or try authentic international food, too. Check out our top spots for family-friendly beer gardens in New York City.

The Brooklyn Barge

Kids will love the fact that they are on an actual floating barge. The views are killer and you can even rent a kayak or paddle board for a quick lesson. You can easily spend an entire day at this Greenpoint beer garden trying out the fun activities and delicious food. Menu highlights include hot dogs and sliders for the kids and tacos and yummy fish sandwiches for adults. In addition to its large selection of beers, there's also a list of original cocktails including margaritas and daiquiris. The Brooklyn Barge is located at 3 Milton St., in Greenpoint. 

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

One of my favorite places to grab a bite and a brew, the Bohemian Beer Hall offers a large outdoor space with picnic tables that are great for families. You can often find kids running around while parents enjoy authentic Czech beer and food. There's a stage that's centrally located and often live bands will perform. We always make a friend or two when we visit. The Bohemian Hall Beer Garden is located at 2919 24th Ave., in Astoria. 

Berry Park

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Soccer lovers will have a blast at this beer garden. Berry Park screens several soccer games through out the day often streaming international ones live. It's gearing up for the World Cup this summer so the vibe at this Brooklyn spot is sure to be lively, to say the least. The rooftop views are breathtaking and the kitchen serves up Frickles (fried pickles), french fries, mac and cheese, and other kid favorites. Berry Park is located at 4 Berry St., in Williamsburg.

Harlem Tavern

This beer garden is a great place to stop for a bite and a brew after a day in Central Park. It's conveniently located near the north end of the park and families can stop in to hear some live music during its Jazz brunch on Saturdays and Sundays or catch a game on one of the many flat-screen TVs. Menu items include chicken wings, fried green tomatoes, and a build-you-own mac and cheese that my kids get such a kick out of. Harlem Tavern is located at 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

DSK Brooklyn

Perhaps the most kid-friendly beer garden of them all, DSK Brooklyn holds a Babies & Bier playgroup twice a week. It also shows kid's movie screenings, provides various classes, and even offers birthday party packages. Don't worry parents, there's something there for you too. The beer garden provides a rotating list of 18 draft beers as well as various bottled beers. You can also find traditional German food staples such as Bratwurst and brezels (giant soft pretzels). DSK Brooklyn is located at 710 Fulton St., in Fort Greene.

Main image via Harlem Tavern's Facebook page

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