I have always thought that an old fashioned beer garden would be a great thing to have. In the old days, and in Munich today, families went to beer gardens to relax, enjoy the day and of course, drink beer.
When I was growing up there was a Busch Gardens in Los Angeles that I used to go to, but as much as I enjoyed the rides and other stuff, my father probably had more fun... drinking the beer.
It looks like there is at least one city that thinks like I do, Madison, Wisconson. It seems that a beer garden was approved for construction.