To someone who doesn't know what a beer garden is, the name can be a bit confusing. Is it a garden where the ingredients of beer grow? Well no, it's basically just a garden where you can drink beer and enjoy a good meal. They're usually in the courtyard of a pub, and some are really nice, especially with a big group of people. Where's your favourite beer garden?
My favourite is definitely The Bank Hotel in Newtown. The garden is lovely and comfortable, there's a large selection of beer, and the food goes above and beyond typical pub cuisine. There's also great specials on most nights, like $12 pizza Monday nights and a "pulled pork party" on Saturdays.
Thanks Soph, and another great question :) I'll have to agree with The Bank Hotel in Newtown too, its lovely. Dicks at Balmain has a cool, terrace home style garden in which to enjoy a quality brew at.
The Courty at Newtown! Leafy, busy and with lots of outdoor seating, it's always the spot I choose when I want a cold one outside. The bartenders are great too and they always have something interesting on tap.