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Biergartens

/ MEXICO CITY

Grab Mexican, Italian, or Vietnamese eats from Mercado Roma and retire to the capital city’s first beer garden, on the roof.

/ DENVER

Recess Beer Garden serves food until 1 a.m. on weekends, leaving plenty of time to explore 15 macand-cheese toppings.

/ PITTSBURGH

The Italian-inspired Il Tetto offers nearly 40 drafts. Pair one with homemade pork rinds and duck spec.

/ CHARLESTON, SC The motto at Bay Street Biergarten is “Bavarian-inspired, Southern-made.” Case in point: the barbecued pork schnitzel.

We wouldn’t blame him for not sharing.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA SAMPLE (EASY TIGER) AND PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ALFREDO LUENGAS (MERCADO ROMA), RECESS, MICHAEL FORNATARO (II TETTO), AND TERRENCE EDWARDS (BAY STREET)

GARTEN OF EATIN’

Put away the accordion. There’s a new wave of biergartens, and all you need to bring is a hearty appetite—and a taste for beer, of course. At Easy Tiger in Austin, Texas, the bland, boiled wursts of the past are replaced by duck links served on house-made pretzel buns and slathered with cherry port mustard. Or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try one of the boards, loaded with quail and bacon rillettes, pastrami, and venison sausage. More of a traditionalist? Knackwurst and beer cheese still hold spots on the menu. Wash it all down with a Live Oak Hefeweizen, one of Austin’s finest brews, and head to the patio for some ping-pong. Just be careful not to rip your lederhosen.

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