The beer hall, one of New York’s latest bar trends, is an ideal spot for the traveler to the city looking to make new friends. With their long, communal tables, laid-back atmosphere, and oversize steins of beer, solo or small groups of newcomers will find it near impossible not to strike up a conversation with their tablemates.
Some of the new kids on the block they spotlight include Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s own forays into the drinking trend (where there’s a drinking trend, there’s Williamsburg). Radegast Hall & Biergarten — a former candy, tobacco, and spices storage facility — is one of the more popular, and for good reason. A huge selection of quality draft beers that vary by season, Radegast also keeps their grill fired up, serving a selection of kielbasa, sausage, and pulled pork. Lorely, long in the Lower East Side, has also entered the fray, opening up a branch near the scenic Brooklyn/Queens Expressway in East Williamsburg, and also offers a full German food menu along with 12 imported draft beers from Germany and wines from the eponymous Lorely region. All perfect cures for the Oktoberfest hangover.
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