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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = biergarten
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An open-air area where beer is served and you are allowed to bring your own food. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: food and beverages
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

A [W] biergarten or beer garden is an open-air area with benches where beer (and other beverages) is served. Food may be served, but you are allowed to bring your own food. They originate in Bavaria (Southern Germany).

To be clear, a biergarten is not the same as (what is known in the UK as) a "beer garden", i.e., an outside area associated with a pub. These are not biergartens in the Bavarian sense and may be tagged as a beer_garden or by adding outdoor_seating=* to the pub, cafe or restaurant.

How to map

Set a node at the center of the feature or draw an area along its outline.

Tag it with amenity=biergarten.

Add name using name=* or use noname=yes to mark that object has no name.

Useful combination

Use these possible tags to expand the feature further.

  • cuisine=* – The cuisine tag is for the type of food served.
  • capacity=* – The capacity tag is for indicting the volume of people allowed.
  • brewery=* – The brewery tag is for a location name that sells beer from a brewery.

To map further about a specific biergarten here are some examples.

  • addr=* – The addr tag is the prefix for several addr:* keys to describe the address of a biergarten.
  • operator=* – The operator tag is used to name a company, corporation, person or any other entity who is in charge of the operation of a biergarten.
  • ref:vatin=* – The ref:vatin is a tag to add the VAT identification number to a biergarten. See the wikipedia page about [W] VAT identification numbers.
  • opening_hours=* – The opening hours tag describes the hours when the biergarten is open or closed.
  • wikipedia=* – The wikipedia tag provides a link to Wikipedia's article about the biergarten.
  • phone=* – The phone tag is for a telephone number associated with the biergarten.


Photo examples

See also

The term biergarten originates from Bavaria.[1] See the wikipedia page [W] beer garden for more information about the history of a biergarten.

  • amenity=pub – An establishment that sells alcoholic drinks that can be consumed on the premises, characterised by a traditional appearance and a relaxed atmosphere. Also sells food which also can be eaten on the premises. Customers can usually sit down at a table
  • amenity=nightclub – A place to dance and drink at night
  • amenity=bar – An establishment that sells alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the premises, characterised by a noisy and vibrant atmosphere. They usually do not sell food to be eaten as a meal. The music is usually loud and you often have to stand
  • amenity=restaurant – A restaurant sells full sit-down meals with servers, and may sell alcohol
  • outdoor_seating=* – To indicate if a restaurant or similar feature offers outdoor seating