An eternally popular and trendy space for outdoor eating and drinking in the heart of the city's social scene. While it's always calmer and easier to be seated during the sun-soaked hours of the day, something about the energy of the Standard makes the wait, the crowd, and the noise entirely worth it.
I really believe that it's impossible to not like the Standard Biergarten. The combination of the open-air space below Manhattan's beloved High Line, the authentic lineup of German beers and brats, and the communal tables full of groups of trendy, loud 20- and 30-somethings make it a New York classic that will transfix guests and locals alike.
In the warmer spring and summer seasons, the Biergarten transitions seamlessly from a hip and bustling day-drinking scene to a hot spot of the evening, all while appealing to the fashionable, yet frugal traits in all of us. It's sunny, swanky, and surprisingly affordable, making it possible to relish an Ayinger Weisse brew and perfectly salted brezel at any tasteful budget. For better or for worse, the Biergarten just fits the current New York nightlife scene to a T. This is what a "pub" means to Manhattan.