André Balazs’s Standard hotel has something more proletarian to offer: the Standard Biergarten, replete with communal seating for 200, ping-pong tables, and a unique selection of beer (Bitburger, Köstritzer & Licher) to complement the full bar. Still, expect the usual after-work Meatpacking crowd, among picnic tables that don’t do much for the décor. Neither do the wholesale meat and beer distributors across the street or the metal beams from the High Line cutting into the space. But for all its grittiness, the beer garden is a lush neighborhood alternative with surrounding plants and the gorgeous view of the High Line right above — and the lines on the weekend seem to prove it. For a cozy date, try snagging a high-top table with pastel-green high chairs.