The Bromberg brothers deliver an alfresco adult playground—offering brews, BBQ and Ping-Pong—with this 60-seat beer garden. The wood-paneled drinking spot—located on a second-floor terrace overlooking Allen Street—dishes up Southern comfort food, along with nostalgia-inducing games. Throw back beers both local (Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace) and foreign (Hitachino White Ale) or pour carafes of wine between rounds of Ping-Pong and board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, Operation). Underneath round paper lanterns and dangling feather ornaments, dig into plates of smoky barbecue (chicken, baby back ribs) and sides such as black-eyed pea salad and corn bread.
Blue Ribbon Beer Garden
|Venue name:||Blue Ribbon Beer Garden||Contact:|
190 Allen St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat, Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave; J, Z to Bowery|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|