243 Fifth Ave. between Carroll & President, Park Slope, 718-788-0401
What it is: A lively, smart-looking spot in prime Slope carved out of a former “dive” bar location.
Why we love it: The beer selection is great, with 15 on tap and nearly 30 in bottles. But there’s cheap Miller High Lifes if you need to go that route, and free popcorn (Old Bay optional). The jukebox is solid and the back porch is a well-decorated place to chill.
Who to bring: Your digital friends (free WiFi all the time); Talking Heads fans (see below).
What to order: Ever been eating cookies and say to yourself “I wish these got me drunk? Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter is the solution.
High Dive fun fact: After his free concert in Prospect Park last summer, David Byrne went to High Dive for the after party. He rode his bike there.