You can generally forgive beer gardens for having subpar food - you’re there to get drunk off an obscure German pilsner and soak up some of that alcohol with some carbs. But when a beer garden with solid food comes around, we realize what we were missing. Wirtshaus is one of those spots - it’s somewhat sleepy, but the modern German food is way better than you’d expect. Another nice surprise: they do a bottomless brunch.
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Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
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Rasselbock is a Long Beach biergarten that’s also one of the city’s best places to watch a game.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
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Biergarten might look like just another Koreatown sports bar, but this German-Korean bar has a menu different from everything else in the city.
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