9. Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Williamsburg

Radegast Hall & Biergarten is a Williamsburg institution that stays packed, but you can be sure you’re on equal ground with everyone else as they don’t take reservations. The roof is retractable, letting in light and air during the summer and protecting the space in cooler weather. The staff wears traditional German clothing, offering up 22 beers on tap and more than 50 bottled beers sourced from around the world. There’s a full food menu (including a 55 oz Tomahawk steak to share).

Through October 4th, Radegast will have a special Oktoberfest food menu, Tuesday beer tastings, and look for live music on October 3rd.