|After a long day exploring a new city, there may be nothing better than a cold beer with a great view. A beer garden gives you a unique perch to take in the sounds, the people and the culture of a region from behind the glass of a local favorite. Whether it’s a patio tucked away in a downtown pub or a row of shared tables hidden in the natural surroundings, no beer garden is created quite the same. We’ve pulled together a six-pack of some of our favorites from around the globe, so pull up a stool and start planning your next pint.
Chinesischer Turm – Munich, Germany
We have to start our list in Germany, where the beer garden is said to have made its debut. This spot—the second-largest beer garden in the city—may just be the loveliest of the over 200 beer gardens in Munich. Walking in, it’s easy to see what this spot is most known for, its signature 82-feet high Chinese Tower. Located in Englischer Garten, where people can enjoy carriage rides and concerts as well, this seating area has enough room to fit you and 7,000 of your closest friends.
Where To Stay: Park Inn by Radisson Munich Frankfurter Ring
Letná Beer Garden – Prague, Czech Republic
While this beer garden may not have the extensive beer and food selection of others on this list, it more than makes up for it with what is arguably the most spectacular view in the city. As you look over the Letna Park pathways and historic architecture of Prague, the beer may never taste as sweet as it does as your mind drifts along the banks of the Vltava river.
Where To Stay: Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague
Estabrook Park Beer Garden – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee learned the art of brewing from the German immigrants who settled here in the 19th century and this garden represents the spirit and tradition passed down from generation to generation. The Estabrook Park Beer Garden is situated in the wooded 50-acre park that hugs the Milwaukee River, giving you an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown. If you’re looking for a spot to experience the outdoors in the heart of the brewery capital of the United States, we suggest you check this one out.
Where To Stay: Radisson Hotel Milwaukee North Shore
Bräustübl Tavern – Salzburg, Austria
The Bräustübl Tavern in Mülln has been brewing beer since 1621. What sets this beer garden and tavern apart (other than its 1,500 seat size) is it’s self-service with the beer drawn from wooden barrels. Augustiner beer is a throwback, brewed with just four ingredients: malt, water, hops and yeast. Hearty, beer-soaking meals can also be found in the “stands corridor,” an arcade filled with deli stalls.
Where To Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg
Lowenbrau Keller – Sydney, Australia
Australia might be a long way from Germany but the beers are still brewed in the traditional way. Drinkers can sample the Stiegl Goldbräu, Paulaner Premium Pils and Spaten München, which as a tradition is always the first keg tapped at each Oktoberfest.
Where To Stay: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Easy Tiger – Austin, TX
Looking for a laid-back drinking experience that the locals swear by? We’ve found your place. Best known for its hand-selected assortment of craft beers and cheeses, this beer garden features traditional German fare such as corned beef, sausages, and pretzels. Relax at the bar’s beer garden alongside the canal, or cozy up inside with a drink. Make sure to try the bar’s signature beer cheese along with one of the homemade Bavarian pretzels.
Where To Stay: Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown