Other people look at an empty lot and say, “Beer garden.”
This is about the other people.
And this beer garden. It’s called Wunder Garten at NoMa, and it opens at 4pm today in a formerly vacant, 54,000-square-foot lot.
Take a look at this place. It’ll ring familiar from all your years of beer-garden-ing. Blue umbrellas. Check. Long Oktoberfest tables imported from Germany. Check. Big white tent with a mobile keg cooler/tap system. Check.
In there: mostly German beer, naturally, plus a perfect-for-summer beer/grapefruit juice hybrid out of Austria, and a couple local brews like Evolution and Port City. Hoist a few with some folks who don’t mind the kind of camaraderie that only eight-person tables and food trucks can bring.
But there’s lots more on the way. Like sand volleyball courts. Even more tables. And outdoorsy seminars from the forthcoming REI flagship store nearby on stuff like bike maintenance and pitching a tent.
Attendance is not mandatory.