Biergarten (San Francisco, CA)
Once upon a time in 2011, one of the most beloved German restaurants/bierhaus-es in SF decided to open a beer garden down the block from their spot, using nothing but shipping crates, a chain link fence, imported beer garden tables from Germany, and a very cool red cedar sliding door. And as soon as they built it, the people came. All the time. Even in the unpredictable and moody San Francisco weather. And they stood in long lines just to get one of their delicious rotating German brews, giant pretzels, and brats, and then drape themselves in the blankets provided and tell tales of the sad times everyone endured before Biergarten opened.