Hallo Berlin :: NYC Beer Gardens

 Hallo Berlin

The classic beer garden Hallo Berlin grew out of a long-standing dream of owner Rolf Babiel. After moving to the United States from West Berlin in 1981, Babiel hung sheet rock at a rate of $4.50 per hour and saved his pennies to open a German food cart -- the first in New York City. Eventually, with his wife, Bernadette, Babiel opened a restaurant, which was located in several locations before settling on 10th Avenue between 44th and 45th Street. Although Babiel has passed away, his sons and wife continue to run Hallo Berlin.

As you can tell, Hallo Berlin has been around far longer than the beer garden craze of recent years. It's a classic beer garden because of its wooden picnic tables and German-based menu, with items like potato pancakes with applesauce, red cabbage and sauerkraut, and wine herring in cream. Hallo Berlin's tagline is "New York's Wurst Restaurants" for their incredible sausage offerings. The beers, of course, are all German, with a selection of German Schnapps to boot.

Address and Phone
626 10th Ave
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-977-1944
Website: www.halloberlinrestaurant.com