Folks, it’s been a tough year and it’s only April. Spring is desperately clawing its way into Brooklyn and we’re all wondering whether we’ll see the sun again, literally and figuratively. But fear not. The overcast days are lessening; the temperature is steadily rising. Soon we’ll throw off the shackles of light coats and layers and sit glistening in the heat of summer.
In anticipation of this bright future, we’ve updated our Outdoor Bars Guide! We’re sad to see a couple of our favorite places close (Boulevard Tavern, Sud, and Backyard), but we’re happy to report there are a slew of new places (Smoking Monkey, Brouwerij Lane, Nowadays) for you to get a tan while getting tanked. Team Brokelyn has compiled a comprehensive list of nearly 175 spirited spots across the borough where you can drink outside. From wine bars to dives to every sidewalk seat in between, we’re passing along our notes on each bar’s vibe and spilling our secrets to navigating the drink menu without spending your summer allowance all in one place.
—Conal Darcy (more…)