(NYC Trend) —The 2020 baseball season is finally underway. While the season is shorter, the playoffs longer, and the rules modified, it is exciting to finally be able to watch professional baseball this summer. Whether you root for the Mets, Yankees, or another team, you can finally rejoice that live sports have returned. However, due to the current global pandemic, no fans will be allowed inside the stadiums to watch the games.
This decision, while understandable, will force all baseball fans to watch the games from home. However, you do not necessarily have to root on your favorite team by yourself. As you know, half the fun of going to a baseball game lies in the atmosphere. There is nothing like rooting on your beloved team amongst other fans while enjoying a cold beer and delicious food. While the crowds will be considerably smaller, here are 4 New York City bars that provide outdoor seating for your baseball viewing pleasure.
#1 – Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
Location: 2919 Astoria, NY 11102
The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall is one of New York City’s oldest and most famous outdoor beer gardens. They offer rows of picnic tables surrounded by massive screens that are perfect for watching baseball on. They are known for their extensive selection of tap and gluten-free beers for you to choose from. On the food front, we suggest the Beer Hall Wings, Pretzel with Cheese, or Fish and Chips.
#2 – The Bowery Beer Garden
Location: 93 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
The Bowery Restaurant and Beer Garden is located in the heart of Manhattan. It offers baseball fans an expansive outdoor seating area with TV’s in multiple locations. What makes the Bowery a fun choice is their selection of unique appetizers including Tuna Tataki, Loaded Garlic Shrimp Fries, and Mac and Cheese Croquettes. Fans can then wash down this delicious food with one of the many craft and foreign beers found on tap.
#3 – Keg and Lantern Brewery Company
Location: 97 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
The Keg and Lantern Brewery is a beautiful space with a modern design, spacious layout, and rows of tables for you and your friends to hang out on. Anyone looking for a fun and fresh outdoor bar in the heart of Brooklyn needs to look no further than this place. Our mouths water just thinking about trying the Short Ribs and Cheddar Fries, Blackened Shrimp Tacos, or Keg and Lantern Reuben sandwich. As always, they offer a wide variety of unique beers for you to explore.
#4 – Treadwell Park Bar
Location: 301 South End Ave, New York, NY 10280
We complete our journey in midtown Manhattan at the Treadwell Park bar. This very modern and sleek looking establishment offers spacious outdoor seating options with several TV’s to watch your favorite baseball team. Their menu is filled with hidden gems such as Crispy Zucchini Shoestring Fries, Braised Short Ribs, and Pulled Pork Tacos. Their impressive beer menu does not disappoint by offering several foreign and domestic IPA’s for you to try.
Things may have temporarily changed, but the fact remains the same that baseball is America’s favorite pastime. While you might not be able to root for the home team in person, you can still enjoy baseball amongst your friends and like-minded fans. We hope you spend your summer days trying all of the outdoor bars on our list.