d.b.a. has two key features that draw most of its fans in: a large and excellent beer selection, and the also large and also excellent backyard patio. Unlike most East Village “backyard patios,” d.b.a.’s isn't just some dark alley with two broken lawn chairs where the bartender puts out the trash at the end of the night. This is a real patio. In the colder months, there’s also an enclosed greenhouse space – and the inside is perfectly pleasant as well.