Hole in the Wall Biergartens for Oktoberfest

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Beer: It’s the quintessential drink that brings people together. All of your favorite memories (or lack there of ) have probably began with this lovely food group (yes, we qualify beer as its own food group.) And while you really don’t need another excuse to drink more beer, it’s really hard to argue against it when you know that Oktoberfest is here. As New Yorkers, we love to celebrate anything and everything. Remember that pizza rat? Yeah, we probably celebrated that, too. The thing is, Germans know how to party, and what’s better than celebrating culture by drinking an unhealthy amount of beer? Nothing. Seriously, we can’t think of anything better. While NYC houses some of the largest beer gardens, we decided to explore some on a much smaller scale to get your drunk on. So, do like the Germans do and drink from steins, have some bratwursts and eat all the beer cheese your body can handle by checking out these 5 beer gardens even your German friends will love.


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bier international beer garden indoor nyc

Photo via Claudia Hehr

This beer garden is the first for Harlem and, boy, do they know how to party. With 18 beers on tap and more than 30 on bottle, we say it will be pretty hard to be bored with Bier International‘s beer selection. And if you ask nicely, the bartenders will fill up a 1L or 2L boot of any draft beer of your liking. Told you they like to party. While the beer is the best part of this place, the food just so happens to complement perfectly, too. Their all-natural meats are served from local farms and are anti-biotic and hormone-free. Bring a pack of friends and get their Bier International Sausage Platter, or come on Sunday for brunch. We hear they have a Belgium strawberry fruit beer that is pretty damn tasty.

Location: 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Hours: Monday: 4pm-1am; Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-2am; Friday-Saturday: 12pm-2am; Sunday: 12pm-1am

Dinner: 4pm-11pm; brunch: Saturday and Sundays 11:30am-4pm; happy hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-5pm

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