Or, Best Places to Get Sloshed When the Weather is Nice.
Summer’s come early to the land of beer & cheese, which is what I’ll be calling Brooklyn from now on. Is some other place already called that? Oh well. It’s time for longer days and summer fridays, or just plain skipping work altogether. Round up your friends for some rounds and hit these spots for sunshine and breezes and hanging out with dogs.
High Dive – Park Slope
High Dive is a great, solid, regular old bar kind of bar, with good music, and ample space, and the FREE popcorn is perfect for the cheap-asses among us (you know who you are.) When you don’t know what you want or aren’t sure where to go, High Dive is pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. They’ve got board games (even if most of them are missing pieces)! Plus, Pork Slope is like next door.
Zombie Hut – Carroll Gardens
Cheap-ass $5 tropical drinks, flaming bowls of booze to share, FREEEEEE Goldfish crackers, and a great big backyard. The crowd can be a little fratty/B&T at times, so make sure you bring your own crew of friends so you don’t have to talk to these awful people.
Mission Dolores – Gowanus
An wonderful selection of craft beers with a descriptive menu to walk you through them, Mission Dolores is like an urban oasis. While there’s no green space, the open interior means it’s basically outside, and this place is super dog-friendly. (Superdogs are also welcome.) Not to mention, you can bring in your own food or get delivery from a number of great places nearby (Oaxaca taco anyone?)