After the rainy days of spring pass, you’ll be itching to get outside and soak up some sun. Luckily, there are lots of great options when looking for fun beer gardens across the state. From big sprawling yards to cozy rooftop patios, these are the 10 best places to have cold one outside in Missouri.
1. Logboat Brewing Company — Columbia
Logboat is a great craft brewery in the heart of the state. Their lush green yard is the perfect place to enjoy a pint, and you can even bring your pooch! Play some yard games at Logboat Brewing Company, located at 504 Fay St., Columbia.
2. Chicken N Pickle — North Kansas City
Chicken N Pickle is unlike any other pub. They have a huge complex that includes indoor seating, a rooftop patio, pickle courts, yard games, an outdoor bar, and much more. You can spend a whole day here and never run out of thing to do. However, if you're looking to relax, grab a beer and a lawn chair, and enjoy the people watching. Find Chicken N Pickle at 1761 Burlington,
North Kansas City.
3. Urban Chestnut — St. Louis
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is one of the most popular breweries in St. Louis. Their original location, on Washington Ave., features an amazing beer garden that is nestled between historic city buildings. This urban oasis is a great place to meet up with friends while enjoying a drink. Grab a board game from inside, and get your next round from the bar outside. Urban Chestnut is located at 3229 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
4. Hop Cat — Kansas City
Hop Cat has one of the largest selections of craft beer in Kansas City. They also have the most delicious fries that go perfectly with a pint! Head to the rooftop patio for amazing views and great brews. Find Hop Cat at 401 Westport Rd., Kansas City.
5. John D. McGurk's — St. Louis
If you're looking for a beer garden that has it all and then some, you need to visit the amazing John D. McGurk's. This popular St. Louis bar has a huge patio with four outdoor bars, a fountain, a waterfall into a coy pond, and tons of seating. Come explore this magical beer garden and enjoy a Guinness while you're there. Find McGurk's at 3944, 1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis.
6. Mark Twain Brewing Company — Hannibal
For views of the mighty Mississippi, grab a drink on the patio of the Mark Twain Brewing Company. Their colorful rooftop patio is the perfect place to watch steamboats paddle up the river. Mark Twain Brewing Company is located at 422 N Main St., Hannibal.
7. Augusta Brew Haus — Augusta
Get away from it all in the quite beer gardens of Augusta Brew Haus. This rural setting is the perfect place to enjoy great craft beer. Enjoy a full meal and great brew at the Augusta Brew Haus. You really can't bet these views! Visit them at 5521 Water St., Augusta.
8. Molly's — St. Louis
Just blocks away from John D. McGurk's is another spectacular beer garden. The outdoor beer garden at Molly's in Soulard is almost unbelievable. There are multiple bars, tons of seating, a huge dance floor, and a snack shack. Come after work for a relaxing place to unwind or visit late on a Saturday for a super festive night out. Find Molly's at 816 Geyer Ave., St. Louis.
9. Char Bar — Kansas City
Looking for a place with great food and great beer? Head to Char Bar in Kansas City to enjoy both! Their beer garden is full of yard games and is dog-friendly! Enjoy great Kansas City beer and barbecue all in one spot. Find Char Bar at 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City.
10. Friendship Brewing Company — Wentzville
Friendship Brewing Company is quickly making a great name for themselves in the competitive Missouri brewing scene. They have great craft brews that are perfect for any weather. However, on a warm sunny day, a cold one out in their beer garden taste even better. Find Friendship Brewing Company at 100 E Pitman Ave., Wentzville.
Have you been to any of these splendid beer gardens? Tell us about your visit in the comments below. Are there other beer gardens in the Show Me State that we need to visit? Be sure to leave those in the comments too!