Here’s a reason to raise your glass: Family-friendly beer gardens are popping up all over town. Kicking back a frosty brew might not seem like the best way to spend an afternoon with the little one. But with a wave of NYC beer gardens now catering to kids of all ages, it’s no longer taboo to see suds and sippies side by side. Click through for some of the top spots to enjoy a cold one with the little squirt in tow.

For Beer and a Killer View: The Brooklyn Barge

The Brooklyn Barge describes itself as "a vibrant waterfront community with a restaurant and bar on a floating barge" that provides space for experiential learning and environmental study of the East River. We're all for that, but we're really into the amazing views, casual atmosphere, and tasty summer-friendly grub like guacamole, Mexican style corn in a cup, tacos with Garlic Shrimp, Adobo Chicken, Chipotle Pork or Grilled Fish, burgers, kale salad, etc. (You can also get stand up paddle board or kayaking lessons here too, FYI.)

3 Milton St.

photo via: Brooklyn Barge Facebook page 

  • Zeppelin Hall
  • Bohemian Hall
  • Berry Park
  • Zum Schneider
  • t: Radegast Hall and Biergarten
  • Harlem Tavern
  • Greenwood Park

Where’s your NYC spot for a cold brew with the brood? Tell us in the comments below!

—Michelle McIvor Cohen