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These 3 Airports Do Better Than Bars, with Biergartens

June 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM | by | ()

Yesterday we filled you in on how Nashville's Airport is becoming the place to go if you’re looking to enjoy a beer before your flight. Even though downing a cold one anywhere within the terminal is a plus, nothing truly beats a biergarten. Thankfully, a few airports have taken the hint and installed actual biergartens into their terminals.

· LaGuardia Airport.
It might not be situated in the great outdoors, but LaGuardia's Biergarten does its thing within Delta's Terminal C. It’s more of a restaurant than a full-fledged beer garden, but it does call itself Biergarten—so we kind of have to include it. Both foreign and local brews are on tap, and the menu has an emphasis on German cuisine—think knockwurst, bratwurst, and other sausage selections.

· Frankfurt Airport
Travelers will find an outpost of Paulaner In the Squaire (that funky zeppelin-shaped building with two Hiltons and a train station), and with a view of the airport atrium it’s the next best thing to being outdoors. Obviously beer is the focus of the menu with sizes up to a liter, and of course there’s plenty of local bits and bites as well—check out the weisswurst and jaegerschnitzel.

· Munich Airport
We’ve saved the best for last, and that’s going to be Airbräu right at the entrance to Munich Airport. They do things the right way here too, as Airbräu is the only airport brewery keeping in accordance with the Purity Decree of 1516. Despite its slightly indoor location (it's under a kind of pre-entrance massive canopy), there are chestnut trees and even a maypole. Live music during the summer makes things that much better, not to mention more difficult to depart for home.

[Photos: Yelp, Jaunted]

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