PLAN DATE: TUES / JUL. 17
Harkening back to a vintage diner aesthetic, Bernie’s is a brand new addition to Greenpoint that strikes a solid balance between old-school visuals and a modern sensibility. With a wholly classic design peeled straight out of the ‘50s (see: red and white checkered tablecloths, Tiffany style lights, and pleated red leather booths), the appeal stems from Bernie’s straightforward design. That said, its elevated traditional American menu—with vinegar chicken, crab cakes, and baked clams—is simple, but hardly basic. This place will make date night feel refreshingly lost in time.
Once you step back into modern Brooklyn, take a walk through McCarren Park to Spritzenhaus33. This incredibly spacious beer hall has an open floor setting with polished industrial appeal—down to the exposed ceiling, exposed steel beams, and exposed brick. And as for the craft refreshments, their massive collection of ciders, sours, wheats, lagers, and more, as well house cocktails—like The Greenpoint (with Hendrick’s, cucumber, lime, and white cranberry) and the Mexican Standoff (with habanero-pepper-infused milagro, pineapple, lime, and ginger beer)—you’ll have thirst quenched in record time.
Dinner, Beer Hall
334 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Guests are encouraged to utilize the crayons included at every table, so don’t leave the staff hanging. Bring out your inner Picasso.
33 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Be sure to ask your bartender about all the unique beer deets to stay well-versed in what you’re drinking.