10 Great Beer Gardens and Outdoor Lounges in Delaware

From the ever-popular Constitution Yards to mainstays at the beach, these are the perfect spots to unwind with a cold one in hand.

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Ready to soak up the sun while enjoying refreshing summer brews? These Delaware beer gardens and outdoor lounges are the perfect places to do just that.

Throughout Delaware, beer gardens have become synonymous with summer. Making the most of the state’s rich craft brewing culture and gorgeous landscapes, local lounges lean into al fresco landscapes and breezy patios galore. With outdoor games, food trucks or on-site kitchens and a wide variety of beverage options, beer gardens make for a fun place to gather with co-workers, friends, family and even pets. From charming outdoor spaces at local breweries to rooftop hangouts and riverfront venues, here are some of our favorite local spots to enjoy a drink out in the sunshine.

Constitution Yards

Delaware’s biggest beer garden is a staple for Wilmington summers. Patrons can enjoy bar fare, craft beer, local beer festivals and a weekend filled with live music, axe throwing and yard games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Constitution Yards is open Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours during the weekend.

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308 Justison Street, Wilmington | 407-5192

Liquid Alchemy Beverages

Delaware’s first craft meadery is an amazing place to soak up the sun and savor a few drinks. Taste a variety of award-winning meads and hard ciders, all of which are brewed onsite. The charming outdoor area is filled with mismatched garden furniture, quirky collectibles and plenty of covered or uncovered outdoor seating.

28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington | 438-0252

Makers Alley

 

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This indoor-outdoor beer garden is an off-the-beaten-path hangout in Wilmington. With over 20 beers on tap and games for all ages, Makers Alley is a great place for groups of friends, coworkers or families. Perhaps the biggest appeal of this urban oasis is the iconic 1964 Airstream converted into a working kitchen where cooks serve up mouthwatering bites like shoestring fries, chicken wings, nachos and burgers.

804 North Orange Street, Wilmington | 482-1299

The Quoin Rooftop

 

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This may not be a “beer garden” in the traditional sense, but for an upscale outdoor experience with craft cocktails and small bites, it’s a hard spot to beat. If you’re celebrating an occasion or want to treat someone in your life to a special evening, a night at the rooftop lounge is a great option. With light fireside fare, expertly crafted cocktails and a curated selection of craft beers, it’s perfect for a celebration or low-key evening.

519 North Market Street, Wilmington | 446-5601

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This backyard beach brewery is the perfect place to sip some of the brewery’s new craft beers and enjoy a backyard-inspired menu. Bring a small group of friends for a game of cornhole, or hop in a hammock and enjoy a relaxing brew.

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes | 664-7837
316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown | 601-7837

Beer Garden at Whitehall

This seasonal beer garden offers a rotating list of craft beers, seasonal cocktails and wine. Plus, they have live music on weekends, frequent food truck collaborations, corn hole, outdoor yoga events and much more. This is a family- and dog-friendly hangout with plenty of fun for all ages.

735 Mapleton Avenue, Middletown | 932-2478

Dew Point Brewing Co.


From Wednesday through Sunday, enjoy a delicious brew from this family-owned microbrewery located in Garrett Snuff Mill in Yorklyn. Its outdoor private green area spans over an acre of land with a patio and beer garden for patrons to enjoy various brews.

2878 Creek Rd, Yorklyn | 235-8429

Revelation Beer Garden

 

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This popular Rehoboth Beach brewery pours high-quality brews with a one-of-a-kind experience. Between the brewery in Rehoboth, the Hudson Fields Beer Garden in Milton and the coming Georgetown location, there are plenty of options to enjoy a delicious Revelation beer across Delaware.

19841 Central Street, Rehoboth Beach | 212–5674
29763 Eagle Crest Road, Milton | 212-5674

Midnight Oil Brewing Co. Beer Garden

This Newark establishment is always brewing up something fun. From outdoor trivia events to bingo to live music, there’s always something to enjoy while sipping a delicious locally brewed beer, hard teas, sodas and more.

674 Pencader Dr, Newark | 286-7641

Thompson Island Brewing

Celebrate the coastal Delaware lifestyle through Thompson Island Brewing’s craft beers. Experience a vacation atmosphere at this outdoor beer garden featuring ping-pong, bocce ball and delicious food.

30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach | 226-4677 

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