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The Standard Biergarten

Bars, Lounges Meatpacking District
3 out of 5 stars
(14user reviews)
 (Photograph: Bex Wade)
Photograph: Bex Wade
 (Photograph: Bex Wade)
Photograph: Bex Wade

The most affordable of hotelier Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotel venues, this beer garden sets the price of everything on its limited menu to $9—including the suds. Expect brews like the traditional Ayinger Weisse and Koestritzer Dark Bier, all served at picnic tables alongside brats, currywurst and pretzels.


Venue name: The Standard Biergarten
Address: 848 Washington St
New York
Cross street: at 13th St, entrance on Little W 12th St at Washington St
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: AmEx, MC, V.
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Average User Rating

3.4 / 5

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Came here for a work happy hour so I definitely was not paying attention to the prices but I assume given the location that they are high. I stuck with the dark rum cocktail, definitely cannot remember the name but its the last one on the list. I love how it's a covered area so it kept it nice and cool. We got there at around 5pm on a Thursday and there were already a good amount of people there. We ordered pretzels, hotdogs and sausages I think? The pretzel was delicious, the bartenders moved very fast (even when we ordered 15 tequila shots). I don't think I'd go back here for a casual friends evening because of what I assume to be high prices but they do have indoor and outdoor games and the ambiance is really nice. 

Shocking service and attitude. The bar waitress seemed annoyed that we had the cheek to order a beer from her. Waited half an hour at the food bar while the cook decided to take a break during peak lunch hour. This is the second time I've been disappointed ...3 strikes you're done. Pity, as it used to be a fantastic establishment, now getting ruined by shoddy service and bad staff attitude. A good manager could sort this out quickly


A really chilled and fun vibe, this beer garden underneath the High Line joins onto the Standard bar and restaurant. You have to buy tickets to exchange for beer (probably an alcohol license loophole) but the beers are good and the atmosphere is great. The bar staff are friendly and chatty, and they even serve a 'rock' Pilsner in a boot shaped beer glass. There was a birthday party for a dog going on in a little VIP area and a band playing for Oktoberfest making for a really fun vibe. The toilets are a little crazy, one massive mirrored bathroom area with cubicles off either side for men and women. They also sell massive pretzels which I'm not really into, but hey, it's supposed to be Bavaria right?


Enormous beers (see photos for reference), amazing food (you HAVE to try the bratwursts and pretzels), reasonably priced, and always has a good crowd. One of my favorite, more casual, downtown spots to go during the summer.


I really didn't want to like this place, but I kinda do. 

This place is definitely pretentious, full of bros and sorority chicks and always packed, but it has a lot going for it. It's spacious despite the crowds, there is a lot of communal seating (if you're aggressive) and some random bar games.

The prices aren't as awful as you expect, but the real winner here is the pretzel. Oh my God, it's amazing and please, please, please don't leave here without one. 

Situated underneath the High Line, the Standard Bier Garten is a great place to grab some steins and kick back with friends.  The location can get busy, but if you get a seat along the long communal tables, you can enjoy your brew. Other Bavarian treats like pretzels and wursts are available too.  They have ping pong tables and other games. Even the waiters and waitresses are clad in authentic garb.  Prost.


It was a good place to go for a drink, very loud and busy. The atmosphere was buzzing but more on the casual level. Drinks were expensive, but thats what you expect I guess. We didn't have any food, but would recommend going for a casual evening with friends. 

If you catch it at the right time the biergarten is a good spot to have a few beers, I think it’s a great place to bring out of towners.It can get ridiculously crowded, with a not so fun crowd, but timed right it has just the right level of buzz, whilst being in a cool setting


A really fun beer hall in a great location in the city! Sitting right underneath the High Line attached to the Standard Hotel, this place has great beer, good food, and becomes mobbed during the evenings - especially when the weather is nice! You have to buy tickets to buy your beers. I believe the sizes are small = $4 (also the price of one ticket), medium = $8 and large = $12, so it's not terribly priced. If you need to coat your stomach with food before drinking all your beer, there is a great sausage stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon that I highly recommend!


Pros: huge beers. long tables, perfect atmosphere to bring the crew on a warm day.

Cons: This. Place. Is. A. Scene.

Yes, The Standard Biergarten is a way more low-key spot compared to everywhere else in Meatpacking, but its location just lends itself to becoming a scene. If you can snag a picnic table (or better yet, claim yourself a spot at a ping pong table), you're in for a great day. Grab yourself a pretzel, a wurst, and a stein as you watch the sun go down and the nearby clubs start to go off. 

All of this sounds great in theory, but unfortunately any day over 60 degrees is all but guaranteed to be accompanied by a swarm of people. But hey, maybe you'll get lucky :)

This space is great in a lot of ways. Fun theme with the beer steins and big pretzels offered. It has a more casual feel than the rest of the Standard and is a welcome addition to Meatpacking. I wish it had tvs for sports but that's my only complaint. I'll continue to frequent this place for sure.


The Standard Biergarten is a welcome little enclave in the club-torn Meatpacking District. Although it can get very crowded, it maintains a very chilled, though still lively vibe - a unique dynamic to find. While it is a "standard" biergarten, with tickets for beer, sausages and German fare (delicious) and lederhosen t-shirts for the staff, their cocktails are also pretty amazing. Weekend daytime and nights are pretty packed and can draw long lines, especially in the summer. The crowd is always a lot of fun, with a lot of tourists thrown into the mix. The one category this bar doesn't tick off on standard is their early (for NYC standards) last call. However, if you want to make it a late night afterwards, there are plenty of options in the area that stay open far later. 

A pretty "standard" beer garden as far as beer goes, but it's a fun place that makes you feel like you're right in the thick of things. Because of its location in the Meatpacking District and near the High Line, there's always a crowd, which can be great if you feel like being social. It's also got a photo booth, which is a huge plus.


The Standard Biergarten is your typical German-style beer hall beneath the High Line and The Standard Hotel. Always a good crowd, but the space is large enough to never feel overly packed. The Standard has indoor and outdoor options so you're covered no matter what the weather. In between liters of traditional German beers, find some friends or challenge new ones to a few games of table tennis on the biergarten's ping pong tables. Traditional German fare is also offered with fresh grilled brats and wurst, but go with one of the giant hot pretzels, which are big enough to share.