609 Fourth Ave.
(between 17th and 18th)
Why we love it: Supercollider is a relaxed spot that would make for good date drinks, hanging out with friends, or even just stopping by solo and seeing what’s happening. Beyond the long bar there are booths where you can park and take up one of the serious board games kept behind the bar (Settlers of Catan, among others). Add in a backyard that hasn’t become overcrowded and you have a nice gem that welcomes a nice, steady booze-a-thon.
Who to bring: This is a great lounge to stop by with those game night friends, or for that nice, quiet first date drink.
What to order: Any of their 18 craft beers will do fine, or their coffee, if that’s your steez.
Fun fact: One block away from the Prospect Ave stop on the R train, this bar might be the easiest to get your drunk on within moments of your Metrocard swipe.—Eric Silver