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17 Local Breweries in NYC for Drinking Outdoors

Where to find homegrown pints and pours across the city

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After dutifully ordering canned beer for takeout and delivery during the pandemic, New Yorkers can once again sip their favorite beers straight from the keg. From buzzy woman-owned newcomer Talea to veteran stalwarts like Evil Twin and Threes Brewing, breweries across the city have invited customers back to their taprooms and backyards for on-premise drinking, some for the first time in more than a year. This list of standout breweries includes those with food menus, flights, cold brew, and boardwalk views.

A number of NYC restaurants are offering outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery service. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gun Hill Brewing Company

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3227 Laconia Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 881-0010
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This Bronx brewery is home to some of New York’s more interesting beers. Sidle up at one of the taproom’s indoor or outdoor seats for a taste of lesser-seen styles, including blonde ales brewed with watermelon, pink lemonade sours, and peanut butter stouts. Canned beers available for takeout and delivery.

2. The Bronx Brewery

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856 E 136th St
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 402-1000
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Anchoring the northernmost borough’s beer scene is the Bronx Brewery. While its more common offerings are widely available around the city, the taproom is worth a special visit. The space includes a sprawling backyard open seven days a week, and the brewery has partnered with Empanology — hello, lobster mac and cheese empanadas — to take care of food.

3. SingleCut Beersmiths

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19-33 37th St
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 606-0788
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SingleCut is a brewery and taproom all in one, where customers can sip on beer slushes and hazy double IPAs while listening to live records on an outdoor patio. There’s protection from the rain for drinking in any weather, but if you can’t make it there in-person, many of the brewery’s cans are also available for citywide takeout and delivery.

4. Big aLICe Brewing

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8-08 43rd Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101
(347) 688-2337
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Big aLICe, whose name nods to its home neighborhood of Long Island City, distinguishes itself with easy-drinking pours made from less common ingredients. IPA haters can delight in refreshing brews like its Thanksgiving cranberry sour, lemongrass kolsch, or rye beer brewed with jalapeno.

The brewery also has an outpost in Industry City, open for indoor and outdoor drinking.

5. Alewife Brewing

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41-11 39th St
Sunnyside, NY 11104

Popular Long Island City beer maker Alewife recently relocated to this larger brewery and taproom in Sunnyside, where it’s now making its popular IPAs in-house. There’s heated outdoor seating, along with a stacked cast of rotating food vendors that’s included Peter’s Crunchy Red Tacos and Vietnamese favorite Two Wheels. Home beer delivery is available statewide.

6. Torch & Crown Brewing Company

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12 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 228-7005
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Bronx beer hit Torch and Crown opened this bi-level brewery and taproom last summer, making it one of the only beer companies a large-scale brewing operation in Lower Manhattan. There’s plenty of indoor seating, along with tables out front and in a tented side yard, but make a reservation because lines can get long. Those looking to skip the hordes might prefer a four-pack from the brewery’s takeout counter next door.

Inside a brewery with some brew tanks on the side, wooden flooring, and bar seats on the right Torch & Crown [Official]

7. TALEA Beer Co.

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87 Richardson St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 799-1281
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The newest brewery on this list, Talea has earned a quick following for its fruit-forward sours and easy-drinking IPAs. The taproom also opens its doors at 8 a.m. each morning to serve cold brew from Partners coffee, making it a solid option for working until happy hour. Talea has been buzzing since it opened in March, so make a reservation or be prepared to grab a few cans to-go.

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8. Grimm Artisanal Ales

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990 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Behind some of New York’s cutest beer cans — and most coveted sours — is Grimm Artisan Ales, a taproom and brewery based in East Williamsburg. While Grimm often has several drinkable IPAs on draft, their menu of sour beers deserves your attention, especially those served in bite-sized, barrel-aged bottles. Grab a glass to sip the brewery’s taproom or at a heated set-up out front.

9. Interboro Spirits & Ales

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942 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(877) 843-6545
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What East Williamsburg’s Interboro lacks in space it more than makes up for with its steady selection of IPAs and fruited ales. Commit to a full pint or opt to sample from a concise menu of beers in a flight of 4-ounce pours: There’s no going wrong here. A short food menu offers fig grilled cheese sandwiches and empanadas filled with steak and black beans. Cans and bottles are available for takeout and delivery.

10. Kings County Brewers Collective

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381 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(929) 234-6557
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A restaurant manager, an advertising executive, and a molecular biologist walk into a bar. It sounds like the punchline to a joke, but it’s the founding story behind this Bushwick brewery and taproom, which comes from three home brewers. Kings County Brewers Collective — abbreviated on its cans as KCBC — is serving several of its own standout beers on draft, plus a couple of pours from local breweries. Snag a reservation through Resy.

11. Evil Twin Brewing

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1616 George St
Ridgewood, NY 11385

This cult-favorite brewery and taproom comes from Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the identical twin brother of Mikkel Borg Bjergso, who owns global beer brand Mikkeller. From the brewery’s outdoor courtyard, customers can order cans to-go or choose from a menu of Evil Twin’s limited-run beer list, which includes sippable seltzer beers, dessert stouts, and tart smoothie sours.

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12. Threes Brewing

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333 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 522-2110
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This beloved Park Slope brewery has it all: top-notch beer, a big backyard, and one of the borough’s best burgers, courtesy of the the Meat Hook butcher shop. Threes’s excellent beers can be found in bars and bodegas across New York City, but the brewery provides a chance to try them all, along with a rotating menu of bottled saisons and more experimental brews.

13. Folksbier Brauerei

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101 Luquer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(917) 618-0443
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Tucked away in a quiet corner of Carroll Gardens is Folksbier Brauerei, a taproom and brewery that opened in 2017. Folsbier’s pilsners, lagers, and tart gose beers can be found in craft beer shops across the city, but their tasting room is one of few places where customers can sip beer brewed in-house without the crowds of a typical beer hall. Make a reservation for the indoor taproom, or order online for local pick-up and delivery. 

14. Finback Brooklyn

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545 President St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 227-8008
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Popular Glendale, Queens brewery Finback recently opened this second taproom in Gowanus, where frothy IPAs are served alongside pan-fried dumplings and coffee from small-batch roaster Invisible Force. The brewery’s full menu of fruited sours and bitter brews is available for indoor and outdoor drinking.

15. Other Half Brewing Company

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195 Centre St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(917) 765-6107
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Perhaps best known for its Green City IPA, Other Half has earned a loyal following for its single hop releases and sugary dessert beers, and this taproom offers a chance to try them directly from the source. Don’t be deterred by the industrial warehouse-style entrance, or the McDonald’s across the street: This is a welcoming space with a team that’s happy to offer recommendations. The brewery recently opened a second location in Domino Park, which has outdoor seating.

16. The Flagship Brewing Company

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40 Minthorne St
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 448-5284
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Located across the New York Harbor, Flagship Brewing Company is brewing “unforgettable beer” in the so-called “forgotten borough.” The brewery’s barbecue-perfect menu of lagers, fruited sours, and summery IPAs is available for drinking indoors, in its taproom, or at an outdoor beer garden. Delivery to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

17. Coney Island Brewery

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1904 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 996-0019
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Sure, Nathan’s has watery lagers and 5-cent hot dogs, but the best bet for craft beer in Coney Island is the neighborhood’s namesake brewery. The Mermaid Pilsner is ubiquitous in New York City bars, so opt instead for one of the brewery’s seasonal, limited releases only available on-premise.

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1. Gun Hill Brewing Company

3227 Laconia Ave, Bronx, NY 10469

This Bronx brewery is home to some of New York’s more interesting beers. Sidle up at one of the taproom’s indoor or outdoor seats for a taste of lesser-seen styles, including blonde ales brewed with watermelon, pink lemonade sours, and peanut butter stouts. Canned beers available for takeout and delivery.

3227 Laconia Ave
Bronx, NY 10469

2. The Bronx Brewery

856 E 136th St, Bronx, NY 10454

Anchoring the northernmost borough’s beer scene is the Bronx Brewery. While its more common offerings are widely available around the city, the taproom is worth a special visit. The space includes a sprawling backyard open seven days a week, and the brewery has partnered with Empanology — hello, lobster mac and cheese empanadas — to take care of food.

856 E 136th St
Bronx, NY 10454

3. SingleCut Beersmiths

19-33 37th St, Astoria, NY 11105

SingleCut is a brewery and taproom all in one, where customers can sip on beer slushes and hazy double IPAs while listening to live records on an outdoor patio. There’s protection from the rain for drinking in any weather, but if you can’t make it there in-person, many of the brewery’s cans are also available for citywide takeout and delivery.

19-33 37th St
Astoria, NY 11105

4. Big aLICe Brewing

8-08 43rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Big aLICe, whose name nods to its home neighborhood of Long Island City, distinguishes itself with easy-drinking pours made from less common ingredients. IPA haters can delight in refreshing brews like its Thanksgiving cranberry sour, lemongrass kolsch, or rye beer brewed with jalapeno.

The brewery also has an outpost in Industry City, open for indoor and outdoor drinking.

8-08 43rd Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101

5. Alewife Brewing

41-11 39th St, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Popular Long Island City beer maker Alewife recently relocated to this larger brewery and taproom in Sunnyside, where it’s now making its popular IPAs in-house. There’s heated outdoor seating, along with a stacked cast of rotating food vendors that’s included Peter’s Crunchy Red Tacos and Vietnamese favorite Two Wheels. Home beer delivery is available statewide.

41-11 39th St
Sunnyside, NY 11104

6. Torch & Crown Brewing Company

12 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013
Inside a brewery with some brew tanks on the side, wooden flooring, and bar seats on the right Torch & Crown [Official]

Bronx beer hit Torch and Crown opened this bi-level brewery and taproom last summer, making it one of the only beer companies a large-scale brewing operation in Lower Manhattan. There’s plenty of indoor seating, along with tables out front and in a tented side yard, but make a reservation because lines can get long. Those looking to skip the hordes might prefer a four-pack from the brewery’s takeout counter next door.

12 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

7. TALEA Beer Co.

87 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Talea’s beers Reid Rolls/Talea [Official]

The newest brewery on this list, Talea has earned a quick following for its fruit-forward sours and easy-drinking IPAs. The taproom also opens its doors at 8 a.m. each morning to serve cold brew from Partners coffee, making it a solid option for working until happy hour. Talea has been buzzing since it opened in March, so make a reservation or be prepared to grab a few cans to-go.

87 Richardson St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. Grimm Artisanal Ales

990 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Behind some of New York’s cutest beer cans — and most coveted sours — is Grimm Artisan Ales, a taproom and brewery based in East Williamsburg. While Grimm often has several drinkable IPAs on draft, their menu of sour beers deserves your attention, especially those served in bite-sized, barrel-aged bottles. Grab a glass to sip the brewery’s taproom or at a heated set-up out front.

990 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Interboro Spirits & Ales

942 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

What East Williamsburg’s Interboro lacks in space it more than makes up for with its steady selection of IPAs and fruited ales. Commit to a full pint or opt to sample from a concise menu of beers in a flight of 4-ounce pours: There’s no going wrong here. A short food menu offers fig grilled cheese sandwiches and empanadas filled with steak and black beans. Cans and bottles are available for takeout and delivery.

942 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

10. Kings County Brewers Collective

381 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

A restaurant manager, an advertising executive, and a molecular biologist walk into a bar. It sounds like the punchline to a joke, but it’s the founding story behind this Bushwick brewery and taproom, which comes from three home brewers. Kings County Brewers Collective — abbreviated on its cans as KCBC — is serving several of its own standout beers on draft, plus a couple of pours from local breweries. Snag a reservation through Resy.

381 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

11. Evil Twin Brewing

1616 George St, Ridgewood, NY 11385
The inside of a greenhouse with plants hanging from the ceiling and wooden tables Alexa Bendek/Eater

This cult-favorite brewery and taproom comes from Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the identical twin brother of Mikkel Borg Bjergso, who owns global beer brand Mikkeller. From the brewery’s outdoor courtyard, customers can order cans to-go or choose from a menu of Evil Twin’s limited-run beer list, which includes sippable seltzer beers, dessert stouts, and tart smoothie sours.

1616 George St
Ridgewood, NY 11385

12. Threes Brewing

333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This beloved Park Slope brewery has it all: top-notch beer, a big backyard, and one of the borough’s best burgers, courtesy of the the Meat Hook butcher shop. Threes’s excellent beers can be found in bars and bodegas across New York City, but the brewery provides a chance to try them all, along with a rotating menu of bottled saisons and more experimental brews.

333 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

13. Folksbier Brauerei

101 Luquer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Carroll Gardens is Folksbier Brauerei, a taproom and brewery that opened in 2017. Folsbier’s pilsners, lagers, and tart gose beers can be found in craft beer shops across the city, but their tasting room is one of few places where customers can sip beer brewed in-house without the crowds of a typical beer hall. Make a reservation for the indoor taproom, or order online for local pick-up and delivery. 

101 Luquer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

14. Finback Brooklyn

545 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Popular Glendale, Queens brewery Finback recently opened this second taproom in Gowanus, where frothy IPAs are served alongside pan-fried dumplings and coffee from small-batch roaster Invisible Force. The brewery’s full menu of fruited sours and bitter brews is available for indoor and outdoor drinking.

545 President St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

15. Other Half Brewing Company

195 Centre St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Perhaps best known for its Green City IPA, Other Half has earned a loyal following for its single hop releases and sugary dessert beers, and this taproom offers a chance to try them directly from the source. Don’t be deterred by the industrial warehouse-style entrance, or the McDonald’s across the street: This is a welcoming space with a team that’s happy to offer recommendations. The brewery recently opened a second location in Domino Park, which has outdoor seating.

195 Centre St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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16. The Flagship Brewing Company

40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, NY 10301

Located across the New York Harbor, Flagship Brewing Company is brewing “unforgettable beer” in the so-called “forgotten borough.” The brewery’s barbecue-perfect menu of lagers, fruited sours, and summery IPAs is available for drinking indoors, in its taproom, or at an outdoor beer garden. Delivery to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

40 Minthorne St
Staten Island, NY 10301

17. Coney Island Brewery

1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Sure, Nathan’s has watery lagers and 5-cent hot dogs, but the best bet for craft beer in Coney Island is the neighborhood’s namesake brewery. The Mermaid Pilsner is ubiquitous in New York City bars, so opt instead for one of the brewery’s seasonal, limited releases only available on-premise.

1904 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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