Radegast might get a little crowded sometimes, and it might draw a lot of tourists, undergrads, and interns - but we still don’t hate it. If you ever need to drink with a big group in the daytime, it’s a good spot to know about. Inside, you’ll find a of a big picnic tables where you can hang out and drink an obscure European beer, and if anyone gets hungry, they serve things like sausages, burgers, and pretzels. They also host a lot of live music, so check the schedule if that’s what you’re looking for.
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When you want to drink during the day in the winter and also feel good about it, check out any of these 32 spots.
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Habana Outpost is an extremely casual Cuban/American spot in Fort Greene with a huge outdoor patio where they play movies during the summer.
Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff
Ollie’s has Gushers, Cheetos, and ice cream for dogs. More importantly, this Bushwick spot also has some very good ice cream for humans.
Martha’s Country Bakery
Martha’s Country Bakery is an all-day spot in Williamsburg with lots of seating and a huge variety of desserts.
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If you’re wandering around 37th Street and you suddenly feel the urge to be in an authentic German beer garden, go to Reichenbach Hall.
Cafe Katja feels like a European tavern, and it’s a good spot on the Lower East Side to get some wiener schnitzel and steins of beer.
Rolf’s German Restaurant
Rolf’s serves a full menu of heavy German food, but it’s best known for its elaborate, year-round holiday decorations.
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Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley is a traditional-feeling beer garden on the Lower East Side, and it’s a good place to get some day drinking done.
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