PLAN DATE: TUES / AUG. 14
For dinner tonight, you’ve got options. Berg’n is a massive beer hall from the folks behind Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea, offering up three different food vendors: Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Landhaus, and Maizey Sunday Tacos. With jet black communal tables, a rugged, urban aesthetic with weathered cement floors and exposed ceilings, massive glassed-in garage doors, and copper lighting fixtures to offset the mostly black-and-white color palette, this is the epitome of a laidback, choose-your-own-adventure style date night. Just don’t be afraid to get cozy with strangers, as this place fills up fairly quickly.
After dinner, keep the casual tone going as you head over to Covenhoven. This craft beer bar is all about the low-key, but still happily hip atmosphere, with blackboard walls detailing their long list of craft brews (keep an eye out for the Equilibrium MC2 Double IPA), a wall’s length of coolers displaying their bottled and canned options, and even a cozy backyard bordered in overgrown vines, loaded with potted flowers, and split into one-part patio and one-part elevated lawn. Just be sure not to neglect their oversized soft pretzels, because the only better companion with craft beers than your S.O. is that freshly baked, twisted goodness.
899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Whichever vendor you choose, we recommend you grab an Elote (Mexican street corn) from Maizey Sunday Tacos as a shared side dish.
730 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: To elevate the experience, try to find a seat at the bar to get the 411 from the bartender. Like wine, craft brews are all about the little details.