The first time I went to the park when I was a kid, I was a little lost. I had never been to a park before. I couldn’t remember what the park was like, and I’d had my fill of aisles of parking garages. I wanted to get lost. And so I did. And I loved it.
The only part of the park that ever makes any sense to me are the beer gardens. When I was a kid, the beer gardens were in the park, but now they dont exist. Thats a good thing. It means that I wont be spending the whole time in the park drinking beer.
The beer gardens are the only part of the park that makes sense to me now. You see, before, the beer gardens were out on the green. Now theyre in the park, but the only reason theyve been put there is because the park was remodeled and they couldnt find a spot to put them. You know what? They can still be in the park. Because no matter where the beer gardens are, theyre still supposed to be a part of the park.
I know what youre thinking: It’s just normal beer gardens, right? Well, I’ve been there. It was awesome. I just wish I could have gone back in time and spent the night drinking a lot of beer. I also wish I had paid attention to where every single beer garden was.
You know what they say, “be careful what you wish for.” I wish they had taken away my drink tickets but you know what, I just had a beer, I’ll be fine.
Thats a really good question. I think that the answer is that theres no such thing as a “normal” beer garden. Just like there is no such thing as a “normal” baseball park. We don’t know what kind of beer gardens are going on in the park (or what kind of parks are actually normal). We just do know that there is a certain amount of beer (or alcoholic beverages) that you can drink.
I don’t mean that in the sense that regular beer gardens are normal, I mean that you can consume a lot of beer in a given amount of time. And thats what you would expect to find at a normal beer garden. Its the beer variety that makes things interesting. You see, when you drink a lot of beer, you don’t just drink a few beers a day, you drink a lot of beers. You drink beer that isn’t your normal beer.
Yeah. It just so happens that the hubbard park beer garden is one of the only beer gardens that Ive ever been to that is not a normal beer garden, that is a “beer garden”. Because its a beer garden that you can drink a lot of beer in a lot of time, and you can drink a lot of beer anywhere you want if you dont have a place to stay.
Well, hubbard park has a lot of great beers, but the most famous one is probably the house IPA. It is the most ubiquitous IPA in the city, and the only one that is not made by the same brewery that makes the other IPA’s. It tastes like a big hoppy IPA but with a crisp, dry finish. It is the beer to get at home before you go to bed, a sleep-inducing drink that can only be found at the park.
The hubbard park beer garden is located at the hubbard park bar on the island level of the park. It is open daily from 10am to 3pm and, like every other park bar in the city, has a small beer garden section. The beer garden is big enough to accommodate a small table by the entrance and is in a small building next to the bar.