PLAN DATE: WEDS / JULY 10
Some rooftop beer gardens are greener than others, but nothing is more green in the environmental sense than Clinton Hall’s new Williamsburg location. Boasting Brooklyn’s first solar-powered rooftop beer garden, this is a great eco-friendly way to enjoy Clinton Hall’s famously long and diverse list of brews. They also have a few wines and a page of summer-ready cocktails, including the beloved frosé. The backyard bash feel is continued with communal tables, a huge foosball table, and other games for you and your date to conquer.
If your partner wants Chinese when you want Japanese, hit up Snacky for those foods along with Korean dishes and great cocktails. This small plates join has a colorful interior designed by Jimbo Mattison with red walls, dragon decor, and plenty of funky figures lining the shelves. Their sake menu is not only full of options but also full of great deals, so you can throw back sake bombs without bombing your finances. As for the food, regulars swear by the fusion dishes like Kimchee hot dogs or mini cheeseburgers, but there are also classics like scallion pancakes, Korean BBQ beef, fried rice, pork buns, hot pot, and more.
247 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Service is relaxed just like the vibe, so embrace it and prepare to linger.
187 Grand Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Everything is shareable so order plenty and pass those plates around.