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Here are the 10 best beer gardens in the United States

Our readers voted these 10 American beer gardens as the best spots to enjoy a beer outdoors.

10. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden - Nashville, TN

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The Pharmacy calls itself Nashville’s “wurst burger joint” – a nod to its selection of German wurst and beer, available to enjoy in the spacious outdoor beer garden.

9. Dacha Beer Garden - Washington, DC

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This dog- and family-friendly beer garden in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC serves a menu of German, Belgian and American craft beers, alongside local ciders, meads and draft cocktails.

8. Lowry Beer Garden - Denver, CO

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The Lowry Beer Garden sits within its own park with more than 9,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a covered pavilion. Guests enjoy a selection of draft and bottled beers, with Colorado brews heavily represented.

7. VBGB Beer Hall and Garden - Charlotte, NC

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VBGB Beer Hall and Garden serves up 30 local and regional craft beers on tap. This outdoor beer garden area includes bar games and cornhole alongside communal picnic tables.

6. Funkatorium Biergarten - Asheville, NC

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The Funkatorium, Asheville’s sour beer-dedicated taproom, offers an expansive outdoor Biergarten, open seasonally. This space on the South Slope offers sour beer lovers a place to sip sours and Rosé on draught.

5. Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Houston, TX

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Guests at Saint Arnold’s sprawling outdoor beer garden enjoy stellar views of the downtown Houston skyline as they sip on their favorite pint. The food menu includes pizzas, sandwiches and sharable bites.

4. Tucker Brewing - Tucker, GA

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Tucker Brewing Company specializes in easy-to-drink pilsners and lagers. Visitors can sip them in the 8,500-square-foot outdoor beer garden – among the largest in the state of Georgia.

3. The Charlotte Beer Garden - Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Beer Garden offers one of the largest selections of draft beers you’re likely to find in a single restaurant – some 400 beers on tap.

2. New Realm Brewing Company - Virginia Beach, VA

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The expansive outdoor beer garden at New Realm features lawn games, fire pits and plenty of room to spread out.

1. The Raleigh Beer Garden - Raleigh, NC

Beer lovers will find more than 350 beers on tap at The Raleigh Beer Garden in the downtown Glenwood South district. The bar includes plenty of outdoor seating options, including a patio and a rooftop garden.

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