Brooklyn Heights Social Club is the bar at the top of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, and it’s the closest thing you’ll find to a Meatpacking spot on this side of the East River. Drinks start around $20, you might have to get past a doorman get in, and you also might have to wait in line. Once you make it up, however, you can enjoy the view of the Brooklyn Bridge though the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as the very loud music that starts around 7pm. Just know that this place gets crowded and be sure to call ahead to make a reservation if you want to play it safe.
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Pilot is a restaurant/bar on a boat in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and it’s a great place to eat oysters outside (as long as you don’t get seasick).
The Gatehouses at Kings County Distillery
The Gatehouses at Kings County Distillery is an outdoor patio where you can taste flights of whiskey.
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Triona’s is a sports bar in Gramercy that is usually pretty low-key, except when Michigan or a team from Chicago is playing.
Winnie’s Lobby Bar
Winnie’s is a little cocktail bar just off the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, and it’s a good spot for a drink with someone who likes live jazz.
A classic New York City gem, still standing from a time when horse and buggies were bringing people here to drink. Eat the chicken club sandwich, drink a Stella from the tap, and imagine that you’re about to head off for a sweet vacation aboard the Titanic.
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Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
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