To Drink: The Biergarten at The Standard, High Line

To Drink: The Biergarten at The Standard, High Line(Courtesy of The Standard)In a city that skews towards all things glamorous, finding a relaxed, low-key hangout is crucial. The Biergarten at the Standard, High Line, located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, is the perfect place to grab an after-work drink and unwind.

The Biergarten has a sprawling, communal set-up with spacious, 10-person picnic tables. No matter how crowded this hotspot gets — it’s a popular place for 20 and 30-somethings each day at happy hour — it maintains its airy feel. That’s a rarity in New York, and it’s best to visit when the windows and glass doors are kept wide open during the spring and summer months.

To Drink: The Biergarten at The Standard, High Line                                              (Courtesy of The Standard)The Biergarten’s menu sticks to traditional German fare: gigantic soft pretzels with mustard and a unique beer list to complement its full-service bar. Whether you start your own game of ping pong or snag a coveted high-top table with private beer taps, you can’t help but have a good time here.

The Meatpacking District’s cobblestone streets are also home to some of the best boutiques in the city, so you might want to squeeze in some shopping before heading over to the Biergarten for a Bramble Rosi – their must-try cocktail.

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