When you want to enjoy some beers, a beer garden is a great place to do it. A beer garden not only provides a little Old World feeling, but also allows you to enjoy your beer outdoors. If you’re looking for a great, open place to enjoy some delicious beers, try these beer gardens.
31896 Plaza Dr., D3
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tucked in the back of a shopping center, The BrewHouse is one of those places that is hard to find even when you know you’re in the right area, however, when you find this place, you’ll realize that you’ve found something good. This place is a beer lover’s dream with 30 taps that dispense a variety of styles, all of which are displayed on monitors behind the bar, including alcohol percentage and the size of glass in which it’s served. You’re sure to find something you like, and you’re sure to find enough to get you to return.
Native Son Alehouse
305 E. 4th St., #200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
A great place to enjoy some beers, at Native Son Alehouse you’ll find more than 20 taps with a variety of craft beers ranging from lighter styles, like pilsners, to more robust styles, like porters. And, to get an idea of their most current draft beers offered, take a glimpse at the chalkboard behind the bar. Some of the bar seats are inside and others are at the window, looking in. There is also plenty of seating on the balcony overlooking 4th St., which makes this the perfect place to enjoy some beers on a summer evening.
500 N Harbor Blvd D
Fullerton, CA 92832
This great boutique beer garden is located next to the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Fullerton and draws the locals for a great night out! Stadtgarten’s fun indoor/outdoor location offers the perfect ambiance to enjoy our their big selection of specialty, craft, German and Belgian beers. Drink from a huge selection of beers and dine on traditional German food as well here. From traditional and exotic grilled sausages to artisanal sandwiches, Bavarian pretzels, and Belgian frites, the eats here are simply delicious. The menu definitely has a German food emphasis, but they are always adding to it.
305 E. 4th St., #106
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Wursthaus brings a bit of the Old World to Orange County. In the front of the establishment, you’ll find a counter where you can order a delicious European-style sausage, including some exotic varieties, like wild boar and buffalo. Taps with the current draft selections are located both behind the counter and in the bar area in the back. Most of the beers are German or Belgian, and they go great with any one of the sausages you can order.
Old World Restaurant
7561 Center Ave., Suite 49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Old World is best known as the home of Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, however, this is a great place to enjoy some German food and beers even when it’s not Oktoberfest. Here you’ll find the best German beers like Erdinger and Paulaner, and a great outdoor garden in which to enjoy them. Televisions are in the garden so this is a great place to enjoy some great beers while watching a baseball game. You’ll also find a full menu that is sure to fill you up.
Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.