When Threes Brewing opened up, residents of Park Slope rejoiced. Finally, a place that would actually convince their Williamsburg friends to come visit. Threes lived up to that promise - although the babies of Park Slope admittedly do take over on weekend afternoons. This is a brewery with a bar and a big backyard that’s one of the better places in Brooklyn for a big group hang in the summer. There’s also food here from The Meat Hook, and if beer isn't your thing, there's plenty of wine and liquor as well.
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A solid addition to Gowanus, Freek’s Mill is all about the wood-burning oven. It’s best when things don’t get too fussy.
Fletcher's Brooklyn BBQ
Fletcher's serves up some great pulled pork, and is a solid local BBQ stop if you're around Gowanus. We just wouldn't travel for it.
Runner & Stone
Don't make the trek down to Gowanus just for Runner & Stone, but if you want a reliable meal in the neighborhood, go for it.
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If you have ever been to Pianos to see a band in the back room, you probably didn't expect that it's the kind of place that would turn out some damn good bar food.
The Brooklyneer is most definitely a bar with food, not a restaurant with a bar. But in terms of bar food in New York City, this is some of the best around. Oh, and for all you crazy intense soccer fans out there, The Brooklyneer is the place to watch.
A classic New York City gem, still standing from a time when horse and buggies were bringing people here to drink. Eat the chicken club sandwich, drink a Stella from the tap, and imagine that you're about to head off for a sweet vacation aboard the Titanic.
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The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Royal Palms is a great place to day drink while also doing an “activity.”
Pod 39 Rooftop Bar
The Pod 39 Rooftop Bar is a great place to grab an outdoor drink in Murray Hill. Although if you go on a weekend, expect crowds.
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