New Beer Garden at Birdsall House in Peekskill


A beer garden has sprung up in Peekskill. Birdsall House, the city’s popular bar and restaurant, made good use of some unused outdoor space this summer when it added a fence, patio seating, outdoor lights and a bit of shrubbery to create a pleasant patio space. They call it the beer garden, which makes perfect sense for a local hotspot known for serving craft beers, including taps from regional breweries such as Captain Lawrence in Pleasantville.

Now patrons can enjoy the summer weather while sipping on something from the bar — or nibbling on dishes from the restaurant’s extensive menu, which is prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The beer garden, which is open daily during business hours, seems to be a hit with patrons so far. “Had dinner out there last night and it was awesome,” one delighted diner wrote on Birdsall House’s Facebook page.

Details: 970 Main St, Peekskill, 914-930-1880, Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday, 12 p.m.-midnight Monday to Wednesday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday.

— Story by Latoya West; photo by Mark Vergari


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. Patrice Costa on

    Looking forward today to having lunch with chef Matt Hutchins in the beer garden after our private tour at Hemlock Hill!

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