Slideshow: Where to Drink Beer Outside in Manhattan

The Growler
The Growler
Craft beer options in the Financial District are severely limited, but they're better than they were, thanks to the arrival of The Growler last year (and nearby Porterhouse Brewing Co.). The Growler’s outdoor space melts seamlessly into the rows of tables filling Stone Street, but its 20-tap American craft-heavy selection sets it well apart from its neighbors. Growlers are available to stay or to go, and if you’re hungry, the fried pickles, bone marrow, and Hawaiian-style hotdogs are all solid choices.

The Growler: 55 Stone Street, Manhattan, NY 10004 (map) 917-409-0251; thegrowlernyc.com

Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Just off Bowery on the Lower East Side, Loreley has all the food and beer of a traditional German biergarten minus the oompahs and lederhosen. Kölsch is king here, but there are 20 different German ales and lagers to fill your stein. The wurst-heavy menu of German comfort food will help you keep up with your liters, and the backyard’s communal tables are mostly covered by a tent, making this a good stop rain or shine. Prost!

Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten: 7 Rivington Street, Manhattan, NY 10002 (map) 212-253-7077;

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