Bar of the Week: Berry Park’s view from above

This is the twentieth in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we spotlight  Beer Book newcomer Berry Park, whose excellent rooftop views inspired us to hold our next Brokelyn BeerUp on Thursday at 7pm! Come meet and drink with your favorite budget bloggers on a sunny summer roof.

4 Berry St. at n. 14th St

What it is: Open-air beer garden vibes brimming with groups and the greatest roof deck of the entire northside of Brooklyn.

Why we love it: Open at 2pm all summer long, this spot has views of the East River and lower Manhattan on one side, and views of McCarren Park on the other — all beautiful things we love from afar but don’t always want to submerge ourselves in.

Who to bring: Loud soccer fans, large groups, friends from out of town who want to oogle Manhattan while soaking up prime Williamsburg/Greenpoint scenery. Emerging onto the Berry Park roof deck on a busy day can feel a lot like entering the high school cafeteria: thrilling, disorienting, cliques abound, but instead of a tray of mystery meat you’re holding a pint of something fizzy and German and alcoholic to smooth it all over.

What to order: I swig a draught Weihenstephaner, a German wheat beer from the world’s oldest brewery, with fries threeways: regular, sweet potato or duck fat (!?).

Berry Park fun fact: New brunch deal offers three cocktails and meal for a prix fixe of $25. Use that with your beer book coupon and you have yourself a solid afternoon of sunshine and day drinking.

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