What's another way to say "beer garden"? Try "magical place," especially if you ever make it to some of the most popular watering holes in the country. To get you on your way, we're bringing you seven of the most beautiful and beloved beer gardens on this side of the Atlantic. So just because you can't make it to the real Oktoberfest in Munich this year doesn't mean you can't get your party on, German style. Click on, and get that bucket list started. Jubel!
If you're wanting a mix of American brews and Belgium bottles, look no further than Sheffield's Chicago . With beautiful tall trees shading the patio tables, consider it a city oasis.
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, San Diego
Now this is what you call a beer garden. At Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens , you'll feel like you're one with Mother Nature thanks to its large ponds, big rocks, and grassy spaces. The pints of beer ain't bad either.
Der Biergarten, Atlanta
One step into Der Biergarten  and you'll feel like you're in a legitimate German town instead of the American South. The beer garden is known to go all out during Oktoberfest, which isn't surprising considering its huge selection of German drafts and foods like schnitzels and sausages.
Garden District, Washington, DC
Just try to pronounce "Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier." If you're planning to stop by the Garden District  (until recently known as the Standard), you'd better practice since it's just one of its popular German beers enjoyed by locals; the tasty barbecue menu items also claim a big fan base.
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Queens
Since the early 1900s, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden  has been a hangout place for New Yorkers craving some Czech beer and food. Today, the Eastern European menu boasts hard-to-find items, and the space can hold up to 1,000 beer lovers.
Mecklenburg Gardens, Cincinnati
Get your outdoor garden party on at the historic Mecklenburg Gardens , a beloved Cincinnati institution since 1865. Mingle with Warsteiner Pilsner in hand while surrounded by classic German architecture and beautiful 100-year-old grape vines.
Zeitgeist, San Francisco
Also known as "fog city," San Francisco isn't the ideal city for hanging al fresco. But even still, crowds flock to Zeitgeist  with its almost 50 tap beers and long wooden tables that imitate the German experience to a T.