Come to The Ryerson with a date who you want to impress without looking like you’re trying too hard. This Southern comfort spot has a nice wooden bar and a backyard where you should drink a cocktail, fried chicken, and have a moment of silence for whoever invented string lights.
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Lodge is unfortunately like Freemans’ apathetic little brother - trying hard to emulate, but falling short of the effortless cool of their older sibling.
Super Power is a tiki bar in Crown Heights where you’ll find young people drinking out of coconuts and playing pinball.
Bar Lunatico is one of the best bars to hang out in Bed-Stuy, especially if you’re looking for live music.
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Parish is a bar on the Lower East Side that’s a good spot for Happy Hour and New Orleans-inspired food.
You can skip the Cajun restaurant on the ground floor of Canary Club on the LES, and head to the jazz club downstairs.
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Chavela’s serves some very good Mexican food, and it’s also one of the most fun restaurants in Crown Heights for hanging out with a group.
D’Antan is an Italian spot in Crown Heights with more than 100 natural wines available by the glass.
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