I recently went to the Biergarten at the Standard Hotel to celebrate a friend's birthday. The Standard Hotel is situated in New York's Meatpacking district, and is one of the go-to spots for nightlife here in the city. I've heard a lot about the Biergarten, but have never gone as I am not a beer drinker.
However, I figured this was the time to try it. It was a beautiful evening in the city, and all the seating is outdoor. In addition to the beer, there is also a full bar. I headed for the bar, but being as packed as it was I didnt get a drink because the bartender kept ignoring me...slightly annoying, yes.
The crowd was a mix of afterwork investment bankers, want to be frat boys, and Europeans.
Overall, the atmosphere is great, the beer is good (i think?) and theres even pingpong tables. I will definitely be frequenting on another summer night.