Southpaw co-owner Matthew Roff converted this former Crown Heights garage into a 1,300-square-foot beer “garden”—a liberal definition for this tree-shaded concrete slab. Inside you’ll find a handsome oak bar, but the real scene is outdoors, where picnic tables are packed with grateful locals. Join them to sip one of a dozen pricey-for-the-’hood drafts, like He’Brew’s crisp Coney Island Lager.
|Venue name:||Franklin Park|
618 St. Johns Pl
|Cross street:||between Classon and Franklin Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat, Sun 1pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. Cash only|