The Hive Restaurant
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You’ve poured each other glasses of sangria while day drinking with a group, and you’ve had watered-down vodka sodas together at a mutual friend’s birthday, but this will be the first time it’s just the two of you. Rather than recommending a really date-y spot like Hotel Delmano or Maison Premiere, keep things casual with drinks at The Hive. This spot a block from the water in Williamsburg feels like a pretty normal bar, with a TV playing sports and a menu with a bunch of different types of burgers. But it’s not at all divey, and the cocktails, like one with tequila and bell pepper puree, are very good (and all $13).