ISSUE 18  |  Berlin Bound

The Gardenista 100: Biergarten Tables

May 03, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

This week we’re adding the final edits to the manuscript of our first Gardenista Book (to be published in October) and in it will be a chapter on the Gardenista 100—a list of our favorite design classics: outdoor furnishings and finishes, garden tools, pots and planters, potting shed essentials, and more.

We’ve spent months honing the Gardenista 100 list, but we knew from the beginning we had to include a classic German biergarten table.  Outdoors or in, a beer garden table is ideal for narrow decks, balconies, kitchens, work studios, or dining rooms. Here’s a shortlist of favorites:

Which would you choose for the chapter? Or do you have a different favorite? Please let us know (we’re still tweaking the manuscript):

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Above: From Ikea, a Folding Table ($129) and accompanying Folding Bench ($75) have a white, laminate top made to resist scratches and spills; on the terrace, consider it a potting table by day and a dining table by night.

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Above: A sturdy Robinia Wood Beer Garden Table seats six and is held together by galvanized steel clasps which–you guessed it–enable it to fold flat. It’s €407 from Manufactum.

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Above: One-of-a-kind Vintage Biergarten Table and bench sets come with painted pine tops and metal legs (choose from red tabletop with gray legs or yellow tabletop with green legs); $599.95 from Williams-Sonoma.

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Above: Long and narrow enough to fit on a skinny balcony, a Biergarten Folding Wood Table has black metal legs and comes with benches; $429 at Beer Garden Furniture.

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Above: Dunton River Camp offers Safari-Style Camping in Colorado, where guests dine outdoors on beer garden tables and benches made by Roost; a pine and steel folding Biergarten Table & Benches is $690 from Modish.

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Above: The Elefant Rectangular Beer Garden is made of galvanized steel and Robinia wood; €419 from Manufactum.

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Above: Inspired by vintage biergarten table and bench sets, a Vintage Galvanized Biergarten Table is made of 19th century pine and zinc (each is one of a kind). Two benches are included; $699.95 for the set from Williams-Sonoma.

For more of our favorite outdoor dining tables, see: