The Roof is a big rooftop bar in Gowanus with a bunch of picnic tables, a nice view, and a good draft beer selection. Also, it’s on top of a Whole Foods. And, while it’s technically part of this Whole Foods, it’s a surprisingly nice place to hang out. There’s a big menu of burgers, salads, and various cheeses, and they also serve wine. The only catch is, you won’t sound very cool when you tell people that you’re hanging out at Whole Foods. But that’s why lying was invented.
Where we've featured it
24 outdoor areas hidden from the street that you may not know about already.
More spots in GowanusSee more
Kittery is a Maine-themed restaurant in Carroll Gardens where they put lobster on their signature burger and have Happy Hour everyday.
If you’re in Gowanus, and you need a normal bar that’s just a little nicer than a dive, go to Halyards. There’s a pool table and occasionally a DJ.
Littleneck is a seafood place in Gowanus that looks like a clam shack you’d find on Cape Cod.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Kingston Hall is a vaguely Caribbean-themed bar in the East Village with pool tables, an indoor/outdoor patio, and a decent selection of bar food.
Baker Street Pub
Baker Street Pub isn’t our favorite, but it gets the job done if you want to catch a game and eat wings on the Upper East Side.
Brooklyn Noosh is a casual spot in Bed-Stuy with burgers, beer, kabobs, and a big outdoor patio in their back alley.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more