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new beer garden opens in jersey city, nj

July 11, 2009

Beer gardens were aplenty in New York around the turn of the century.  Sadly, chic ‘here to be seen’, $15 mixologist lounges and the like paved their way though, resulting in just a few (read: 2 or 3) remaining beer gardens.  Luckily I caught whim that a beer garden called Zeppelin Hall was actually opening in neighboring Jersey City…and delighted I was.

Having to sample its bounty, I met a few colleagues and friends for a rather extended happy hour.  That always seems to happen.  Anyways, as you can expect with a beer garden, outdoor picnic table style sitting was aplenty, as was the headcount and selection of American and European micro and more macro brew.  The intimated sampled from 16 oz mugs while the more initiated dove headfirst into liter (33+ oz) mugs.  Yes, liter.  Put me down for the latter, of course.

An overrated Blue Point Toasted Lager, deliciously hoppy and citrusy Smuttynose IPA, Hofbrau something, and perhaps Carlsberg later I marveled at what a neighborhood and drinking gem Zeppelin Hall is.  Certainly worth a trip from the 5 boroughs and surrounding area.  And certainly worth many repeat visits to sample all 35+ taps.  Think I’ll do just that.

Pass me a liter, please.

Pass me a liter, please.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Meghan permalink
    July 13, 2009 8:44 am

    This place sounds awesome! I am over those ultra chic, super expensive rooftop bars in the city. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. July 13, 2009 9:41 am

    sadly there are few beer gardens in chicago. Did this place have any good geuze lambics?

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