PLAN DATE: WEDS / MAY 9
It’s about time for an awesome Canadian bar, eh? This recently-opened spot is called UpNorth for a reason, and it’s about as “up north” as you can get with half a dozen poutine options and an impressive collection of Canadian beers. Enjoy it all in a very Canadian-feeling clean, wood-accented space with a taxidermied ram overlooking the room.
Then, visit The Keep, a wonderfully weird little gem serving as the epitome of what makes a neighborhood like Bushwick so great. Locals love this quirky under-the-radar bar, which they describe as cozy, inviting and romantic. Expect decorum like something your hip and classy-as-hell grandma would put together after saving up her favorite antique finds throughout the last 40 years.
17 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: This joint’s signature burger has mushrooms, gruyere, pickles and of course, maple bacon.
205 Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: On a budget? Take advantage of this place’s $5 beer and shot combos.