HERE FOR THE BEER

New York's Hopping Beer Scene

  1. A former candy, tobacco, and spice storage facility, Radegast became stein central in 2007. (Stephanie Adams)
  2. Well-priced specials keep both the suds and the good feelings flowing at Radegast; on weekdays that vibe's often abetted by live 1920s- and '30s-era jazz. (Stephanie Adams)
  3. Radegast draws brew-loving residents of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood: soccer fans, young families, and music lovers. (Stephanie Adams)
  4. The dozen-odd draft list at Radegast includes the stellar wheat beer Franziskaner and the citrusy Blanche de Bruxelles. (Stephanie Adams)
  5. Michael "Bao" Huynh, who presides over a growing Vietnamese restaurant empire, has brought a little bit of Southeast Asia to the Lower East Side with Bia. (Stephanie Adams)
  6. The options on Bia's all-Asian beer list are served in ice-filled metal pails in batches of six, 12, or 24 bottles. (Stephanie Adams)
  7. A heaping plate of kielbasa and fries at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. (Courtesy maura/Flickr)
  8. At Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, guzzling post-collegiates keep the garden's picnic tables packed late into the night. (Courtesy wallyg/Flickr)
  9. Glasses at Hallo Berlin, where the Radeberger pilsner is a popular choice. (Stephanie Adams)
  10. Long-standing, easygoing Hallo Berlin takes the beer garden indoors, with picnic tables, flags, and pennants from all over Germany. (Stephanie Adams)
  11. Hallo Berlin fills up in the evenings as workers make their exodus from Midtown's office towers and locals stop by to shoot the breeze over some wurst. (Stephanie Adams)
  12. Don't come to Loreley looking for the newest microbrew from the East Coast: The draft and bottle list here is German-only. (Stephanie Adams)
  13. Loreley has a desirable patio-like garden in the back, where the concrete walls are brightened with planters. (Stephanie Adams)
  14. Loreley's interior sticks to a stripped-down aesthetic—exposed-brick walls, a planked floor, and no kitsch. (Stephanie Adams)
  15. Vol de Nuit is sparsely decorated with a pressed-tin ceiling, hurricane lamps, and a small bar cozied up against a back corner and dimly lit with bare red lightbulbs. (Stephanie Adams)
  16. When beer halls start to seem too rowdy and loud, head to this much calmer bar, Vol de Nuit—rarely crowded despite a prime Greenwich Village location. (Stephanie Adams)
  17. In a never-deserted corner of the party-hearty East Village, Zum Schneider gets especially hopping on weekends and during soccer matches. (Courtesy richardgreene.com)
  18. Mösl Franzi, a.k.a. owner Sylvester Schneider (far right), and the JaJaJa's playing at the 10th anniversary of Zum Schneider on August 19, 2010. (Courtesy richardgreene.com)

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