The backyard patio at this Queen Village landmark is a hidden gem. Full of flowers and market lights, dining outdoors at Southwark is downright adorable. Chef Chris D’Ambro is pumping out inventive, creative plates, perfect for a full sit-down meal, or if you’d rather, just snacking with some of the city’s best cocktails. Remember, Wednesdays are BYOB (in the dining room), and Thursdays are $20 bottles (in the dining room).
2 Opa / Drury Beer Garden
Opa’s backyard beer garden is open, and this year, with a day’s notice, you can gather a group of friends (six minimum), and take part in a family-style feast by chef Bobby Saritsoglou. For $25 a person, you can throw down on mussels, vegetables and bread, or for $35, you can get a full-on pig roast, complete with focaccia and sides.
3 Independence Beer Garden
Michael Schulson’s beer garden by the Liberty Bell is back for its third season, and if you’re looking for a place fit for group hangs, this is the place to do it. Bring the party, order 30 sliders for the table, play some lawn games, and drink good beer. It’s not hard to have a good time here, there’s something for everyone, and that’s why it’s such a hit through the season.
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