While San Francisco may be famed for its constant fog, its summers are an especially nice break with its warm and sunny afternoons filled with a breeze coming in off the Pacific Ocean. These conditions are especially nice for dining al fresco on a warm and sunny afternoon in the city, and one especially pleasant place to spend such an afternoon is at Biergarten, the city’s premiere outdoor beer garden.

Located in Hayes Valley, Biergarten, just off Patricia’s Green Park on Fell Street, is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the sun drinking beer and eating traditional Bavarian food. From the same masterminds of the staple German restaurant Suppenküche, just around the corner from Biergarten, they bring the same high quality food and drink as well as a commitment to authenticity to this urban beer garden that makes it the tranquil oasis away from the hassles of the city that keeps its ardent fans coming back for more.

With its long, communal picnic tables, the beer garden is great for bringing large parties or groups of friends to enjoy the nice weather with some large mugs of beer and the requisite sausages and sauerkraut. Biergarten boasts a constantly rotating range of German beers, ciders, wines, and a mixed draft of Radler light-lager and sparkling lemon soda – can you think of a more refreshing drink on a warm summer evening in San Francisco?

As summer starts to wind down why not spend one (or a few) of the remaining warm nights before the fog rolls in at Biergarten?