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Beer Gardens

Time for a Roadtrip! The Oldest Beer Garden in America

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Beer gardens (or "bier gartens" depending on your hipster level) are not new inventions. Nor are they a purposeful invention. In fact they are an acci...

Food and the City - Urban Farming for the Late Summer Traveling Foodie

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Urban farming might be among the most popular food topics in recent years. Few people can avoid the charm of some rural idyll right in the middle of the city.

America's Best Beer Gardens

Food & Wine | Posted 12.02.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

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 ...

PHOTOS: The Best Beer Gardens In Munich

Party Earth | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

Christianity has Bethlehem. Judaism has Jerusalem. Islam has Mecca... and beer-lovers have Munich. The capital of Bavaria is not only home to some of the oldest breweries in the world, but also some of beer's most important history.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Beer Gardens Worldwide

Cheapflights | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel

It was King Max Joseph I who decreed in 1812 that beer (stored in beer cellars dug into river banks to keep it cool) could be drunk where it was brewed -- and that food could be served there too. To mark this milestone -- and Oktoberfest, which starts in Munich on Sept. 22 -- we've rounded up the world's best beer gardens.

PHOTOS: Unforgettable Nightlife In Berlin

Party Earth | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

If you think spending time boozing and schmoozing is a distraction from experiencing what a city is all about, then you don't know Berlin.

I'm With Stupid: The Sudsy Bavarian Secret to Getting Along

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Real beer gardens, as I've learned since arriving in Munich, bring together people from all walks of life to sit at long tables, eat pretzels and quaff ale from steins the size of Delaware.

PHOTOS: Berlin's Beach Blanket Blitzkrieg

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

Kiki Blofeld created her popular Berlin beach bar as an act of penance for the evils perpetuated by her uncle, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who spent decades...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Lincoln Park Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

The one downside to these outdoor drinking oases is that many of them can only stay open until 11 pm due to local noise restrictions. Fortunately, eac...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Andersonville Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though it’s a stone's throw from the already-covered Edgewater neighborhood, Andersonville features such a dense cluster of great restaurants and wa...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: West Loop Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

We’ve covered Edgewater, Old Town, Logan Square and North Center, but what if you want to take your drinking downtown on a warm summer night? Check ...

Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens: Wicker Park Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Some may write off Wicker Park as a hipster haven, but there is no questioning the trendsetting tendencies of the 'hood. Whether you're catching a sho...

Summer Suds: LA's Beer Gardens

| Katie Bain | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Spend a sunny summer afternoon relaxing, eating and drinking brews both Old-Country traditional and SoCal local on one of these LA beer gardens. O...

Keeping the Oktoberfest Spirit Alive Year-Round

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Andrew Shaffer

Fond memories of Oktoberfest may seem like a lifetime ago in winter, but the party hasn't ended. I asked the creators of the Beer Gardens NYC iPhone app for their cold weather tips.