Good Story is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Soho, although you might know it as “Harold’s Surf Shack.” That’s what it’s called in the summertime when they bring in some beach decorations and serve slushy drinks. The rest of the time, however, it’s just a nice, plain rooftop bar that isn’t especially tacky or impossible to get into. We like it for an afterwork drink or a weekend hang when the weather isn’t the worst and you want to be somewhere above ground level. There’s a big outdoor patio with a bunch of tables, and there’s a decent-sized inside area as well.
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Papatzul seems to be just more middle-of-the road Mexican that pairs acceptably with strong margaritas. It’s the kind of place where you have to yell at the person sitting across from you, and should probably order everything the moment you see your server because you might not see him again for a while.
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Baker Street Pub
Baker Street Pub isn’t our favorite, but it gets the job done if you want to catch a game and eat wings on the Upper East Side.
Brooklyn Noosh is a casual spot in Bed-Stuy with burgers, beer, kabobs, and a big outdoor patio in their back alley.
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Rooftop Reds is a reservation-only rooftop wine bar in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with hammocks and cornhole.
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