Two nice bits of press came out in the last few weeks that referenced our app. Yay!
Okay, so maybe there were shades of snark involved–not everyone understands what a beer garden is (or isn’t). Are there really fifty stein-tastic spots in NYC Landia?
No, actually at this point there are a bunch more. Beer Gardens NYC 2.0, which released in April ’11, listed 54. We have a dozen or so new (or relaunched) beer gardens we’ll be including in our next release of the app. Look for Beer Gardens NYC 2.1 sometime between now and Labor Day.
Already have the app? Or you were planning to plunk down your 99 cents but now you think you’ll wait?
Don’t! Once you give us your hard earned coin–and face it, we are talking under a buck–you automatically get any and all updates. Quelle deal!
In our app, we focus on beer gardens as adapted to the NYC environment. Yes, there should be some communal tables. And primarily beer. Good beer. And yes, yes, yes, a tree or two is really a good thing. Add a polka band and we’re in Beer Garden Heaven.
That said, we New Yorkers are an adaptable lot. It’s not like we all have tracts of open acreage at our disposal. Sometimes what we have is a rooftop. Or a side patio. Or a backyard with a cement slab. But maybe that slab is painted green–and preferably a grassy green.
Our point: beer garden purveyors in the city that Lady Liberty calls home do a darned good job with what resources they do have.
Topping those resources is diversity. In addition to traditional Bavarian style beer gardens, we have those that hail to the traditions of Ireland and Italy and Southeast Asia, too. Personally, we think that’s kinda cool.
As for the flora and fauna sensibilities of some purists, asphalt cleans up easy. We’re just saying.
Without further ado, check out our latest pressies: BBC Travel and The San Francisco Chronicle.
May your beer stein be ever more than half full!
Hope & Raj