Radegast Hall & Biergarten
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 83
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
4.71/5 rDev +23%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Aside from Monk's Cafe in Philly, I found a recommendation for this place in GQ of all places. Actually was a big factor to visit the east coast of the US.
Radegast is right on the corner of street and has the Biergarten motif even on the front facade. Large, large garten and seating area that is open yet mostly covered from any rain. Long German tables all over offer plenty of seating for any size crowd. There are a few tap stations and food stations in the garten area aside from the main (and also huge) bar counter so you can get served faster by the enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. They even had a polka band going around the place playing on tables. The whole inside is old style German/Europe with brick and concrete floors and walls giving an authentic feel and look to it.
If you have been to German beer bars before you know the selections and Radegast has a great array of German and Belgian selections of all types. Tried the pretzel as well and was not disappointed. Just a great overall experience and if you have a day free in NY go to Brooklyn/Williamsburg and spend an afternoon embracing your inner German. Also hit Brooklyn Brewery a few blocks away.
03-06-2014 23:21:09 | More by Sound_Explorer
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
The location was great - easy to find for a non-new yorker/brooklyner. Went on a Saturday afternoon and although it was crowded we found seats in the communal table in the biergarten. Food - I had the bratwurst and the pork sandwich - the wurst was very good but the pork was better. My friends got the wiesswurst and a cheeseburger - GREAT BURGER. They let you know that it takes a long time to cook - thick and perfect mixture. HAd nearly all the beers that I like - I had a HB Oktoberfest and my friend had the Weihenstephaner Vitus (wish they had the hefe).
11-05-2013 21:01:26 | More by maltyhops
4.34/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I visited about a week ago and thought the place was fabulous! Great German beers, great wurst, an oompah band, a good crowd, and a positive buzz. As it was busy it took a few minutes for the server to notice us but once she did she was very pleasant and helpful. It was the beginning of their Octoberfest celebration (we were there about 1 PM in the afternoon). The crowd was diverse: old, young (babies), hipsters, neighborhood regulars. Overall, I strongly recommend a visit.
10-02-2013 19:50:33 | More by luddy83
4.06/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This spot is one of my favorite Williamsburg destinations. A beer garden bringing me back to my experiences actually visiting Germany. This is the authentic atmosphere - they have an indoor room and an outdoor garden. Inside, the appearance is classy and old world, with appropriate low lighting from chandeliers. Outside, there's long Oktoberfest style wooden tables and exposed brick. If you're going for brunch, arrive early, like 11ish, because it will get crowded. The food's excellent - they have what you would expect - sausages, bratwurst, potato pancakes, pretzels. There's a main menu and a separate one for the grill station outside. As for the beers, they have a tap menu with a dozen or so selections, and a rotating list of special European craft beers. The bottle list is exceptional with 50-60 different varieties. Of course the specialty is with German beer, but they also cover Belgium pretty well. Last time I went I got the Schlenkerla Marzen Rauchbier and the Leipziger Gose. The prices are a bit high, but consider the experience you are getting. I have no idea what people are talking about in regards to the service. Then again, like I said, I prefer to arrive early before it gets too packed. This is a must see for BA's in Brooklyn.
05-06-2013 19:00:22 | More by Neorebel
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Great beer and great food. Loved the atmosphere and the prices aren't too bad. You can enjoy a liter of great german beer for not such a bad price. My only complaint is that the last time I went the waitress was very rude and snotty but usually the staff there is a lot nicer. I would definitely recommend this biergarten and would say that it is a must try if your in brooklyn.
02-02-2013 17:36:35 | More by Mr27
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Exceeded my expectations to find a "good" beer garden during our NYC visit in 10/2010. We visited on a Friday night, great place to stop in for some food after happy hour at the close by Brooklynn Brewery a few blocks over.
Impressive selection of authentic German brews as I expected during Oktoberfest season. Quality of the beer was acceptable with appropriatte galssware. Service was attentive, timely and regular as needed.
Atmosphere in the garden/patio area was impressive with large old word tables, large scale open air lattice, plent of room for festive social seating with newly made friends/patrons.
Food was impressive and exceeded our expecations. Food was reasonable price but the beer was a bit on the pricey end.
12-03-2010 22:27:54 | More by unclejimbay
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Went to this place about a week ago on a nice sunny saturday afternoon for a few beers and some great weather.
The Biergarten section is very nice and lit with sunlight during the day and dimmed lanterns at night. Really nice wooden fest tables all family style with very friendly patrons. You can sit next to who ever, whenever and have a great conversation. decent selection, nothing over the top. Lacking on the draft side which is why i go to biergartens, for the fresh draft beers. They had only 1 maybe 2 lagers, (Hofbrauhaus is all i rememebr) but suprisingly they had vitus and some less well known hefeweizens on tap which was great for the summer. Prices i believe were $7 for half a liter and $13 for a liter and maybe $18 for a pitcher so overall a bit pricy but still doable. The servers were German and the service was as expected in german bier halls, dismal. But, i have to add that our particular server was friendly the one or two times she came over without having to flag her down. Thats just the nature of the beast at these places and i give this an above average service at a biergarten all things considering. The food was excellent, i had a bratwurst in a pretzle bun with the works. It was excellent. I would go to this place again for sure. For dinner you can go to the dining area that is off to the side of the biergarten or you can get some basic sausages and bar food in the acutal biergarten. Your pick, but either way its a great experience and worth the stop if your in brooklyn.
09-20-2010 21:34:42 | More by Augustiner719
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I had a great time at this place. I ended up here having taken part in a mustache contest(runner-up for creepiest). So I arrived early for the awards ceremony and decided to sit down and have lunch. The food was delicious (beef tartare) and I drank a few awesome huge delicious beers. By the time of the awards ceremony the place was packed shoulder to shoulder(and it's a big place) with people having a great time. This factor adds points to atmosphere, but the place is still nice when empty with it's high ceilings and and communal tables. I love this place and it's been too long since I've gone back. Gotta go.
08-11-2010 15:54:47 | More by wcintula
3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Grabbed an early dinner here last year.
The Bier garden is nice. Tall ceiling, old brick, wooden bench seating, well lit with natural light.
The "normal" bar area and seating is also just...big...but somehow cozy. The bar itself is huge, the ceiling is tall, everything is dark wood and looks a bit musty. Everything is fitting to the theme, quite nice.
The beer selection consists primarily of German and Belgian selections, served in appropriate glassware. It was hot, I had a Pilsner, I was pretty happy with that.
Im giving the food a 5, because I only had one thing and it was great. I got the steak tar-tar which was served with a raw egg and a sliced baguette for spreading. It was simple, fresh, excellent.
Everything sounds good right? Oops, the service was pretty bad. I felt like I had to fight to order my food, fight to get another beer, fight to get the check, fight for the guy to even come and get the check! It wasn't even that busy, pretty pathetic.
03-11-2010 06:34:36 | More by zoolzoo
4.14/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Went here on a Sunday around lunch time. We got to belly up at the bar where a great bartender name Sean made sure our pallates were fully satisfied.
The place itself was warm and cozy with wood, just as I would imagine a tavern in the Black Forest to look like. The side room off the bar was lined with long wooden tables, reminiscent of bier tables at Oktoberfest. All the wood was tastefully worn... and at 1 pm on a Sunday, the place was crawling with beer geeks and families alike.
The beer selection was german-focused, but there was a respectable range of belgian beer as well. All was served in the appropriate glassware and at reasonable temperatures.
While we didn't try any food, the tasty aroma of freshly cooked pork wafted through the air... a good sign.
I hope to make it back soon and try some of the food.
01-31-2010 22:13:37 | More by jgasparine
Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Brooklyn, NY
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.