The Harp Bar
7710 3rd Ave., (between 77th and 78th streets), Bay Ridge
What it is: Fun-loving Irish take on the beer garden, on Bay Ridge’s 3rd Avenue stretch.
Why we love it: At the Harp Bar, there’s always some occasion to take part in, be it trivia nights every other Wednesday, holiday parties and barbecues throughout the year, even an annual July 4 booze cruise from Sheepshead Bay. On any night, it’s a cozy place to relax with friends. A fireplace and an outdoor beer garden make it a bar for all seasons. Bring a trivia wiz, an Irish-o-phile, an opportunist who wants in on that booze cruise, someone with whom you fancy sitting by the fire.
What to order: Take your pick from eight drafts and 10 bottles of international, domestic and rotating seasonal brews.
Regular tip: The bar is housed at the former site of Mooney’s Pub (wink).
The Harp Bar is featured in the 2015 South Brooklyn & the Rockaways Beer Book, on sale now.