1964 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY (in the East Meadow Mall)
(516) 750 - 5338
Garden Social Beer Garden & Kitchen
Garden Social is located at 1964 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, in the East Meadow Mall. The large, paved, parking lot does not have any accessible spaces close to the restaurant. There is a street level, single door to enter, or a gate to get directly to the beer garden.
Inside is a full-height bar, and both high and low tables. Outside, under the 40 foot pergola you will find picnic style tables and benches, a full-height bar, plus other tables and chairs.
Multi-stall restrooms have an accessible stall and sink. There is no baby-changing facility.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: no
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: full-height bars, high and low tables, picnic-style tables and benches
Location of restrooms: in rear of main dining area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with adequate accessible stall and sink
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly
Notes: *Accessible parking spaces are not located near the restaurant.
A business event brought me to Garden Social Beer Garden and Kitchen, in East Meadow. Tucked in the back corner of the East Meadow Mall, on Hempstead Turnpike, it can be a bit tricky to find. There is ample parking in the large, paved, parking lot. The only accessible spaces I saw were quite a ways from the venue.
The street-level, single door took me inside. The host led me to the group on the large, outdoor beer garden, complete with a 40 foot pergola. It was easy to access from inside. You can also come right in from the street through the gate in the fence, The rustic design inside consists of barn wood from the 1800s, reclaimed brick and warehouse shelving from North Carolina. A long, full-height bar, and tables (both high and low) have ample space between. The bar itself is a masterpiece! It would have been nice if the owners had made a bit of the bar accessible.The decor makes for a welcoming space.
This venue began with four guys who became friends as college freshmen and went on to create a venue whose mission is …”to be the Long Island Premier Beer Garden and Kitchen.” (Dave B. – owner) With 24 beers on tap and a “simple, yet sophisticated, unique menu” (website) they seem to be well on their way to accomplishing their goal. This is definitely a fun place we are sure many would love.
We had a set menu, with a variety of items offered. Each was quite good. The servers at the bar were extremely pleasant, and everyone seemed eager to make sure everything was to our liking.
Multi-stall restrooms with an adequate accessible stall and sink are located in the rear of the dining area.
If you need to call Garden Social for any reason, their number is (516) 750-5338. Unfortunately, it is nowhere to be found on their website.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.gardensocial.com">www.gardensocial.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.” Let us know which beer was your favorite!