With both spacious indoor and outdoor seating, a huge beer list, and Jenga for every table, Spritzenhaus has quickly become the go-to place to catch a breeze on New York summer nights in Williamsburg. The variety of ales, wheats, lagers, bottled beer, Belgian styles, ciders, and even gluten-free options will make any microbrew fan happy, while wines and drinks such as the Greeenpoint (Hendrick’s gin, lime, and white cranberry juice) round out the selection for drinkers of all types.
For eats, Spritzenhaus’s menu offers a step-by-step process. Start with sausage—from venison or a rabbit-veal combo to an Argentinian beef flecked with rosemary and garlic—and add toppings. We like to keep it classic with the traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut. Throw in a side, either Belgian fries or Sigmund’s soft pretzel, and you have a deliciously NYC take on a casual German meal. And we didn’t even mention the addictive (and even a bit risky) dipping sauces, like peanut teriyaki, curry chili ketchup, or blue cheese bacon walnut mayo. For those staying in the city this Fourth, or for a relaxed spot to spend any summer evening, check out the modern beer garden of Spritzenhaus.