Where to Drink Beer Outdoors Now

Hit these local hangouts for a cold brew on a hot day — or night.

Heads up: It’s beer season. Okay, truthfully it’s always beer season. What we mean to say is that it’s outdoor beer season. Here are some of the best spots in the immediate area to enjoy an al fresco ale or two.

Westover Beer Garden

Westover Beer Garden

Where you’re sitting: Behind a fence along the Mayberry-like main street of Westover, often to the tune of live music. The beer garden’s attached butcher shop turns out steaks, tacos and burgers, depending on the night.

What you’re drinking: The tap list features a little something for everyone, from local brews such as Starr Hill’s Double Bass to obscure IPAs to simple American lagers such as Naragansett. If that’s not enough, venture inside the market, home of the famous “Wall of Beer,” which is 1,000 selections strong.

A little something extra: The beer garden was recently the subject of a populist uprising against county authorities after the zoning administrator threatened to curtail the number of outdoor seats. Fans of the beer garden commented in droves, and the County Board has pledged to tweak the county code to accommodate this neighborhood favorite.

5863 Washington Blvd.; westovermarketbeergarden.com

Categories: Food & Drink