Mission Dolores

Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Park Slope
This Park Slope “beer garden”—a concrete courtyard that extends into an airy, tucked-away bar—falls short of destination status. The craft-beer labels—primarily American, with some European cameos (Rodenbach Grand Cru) and solid representation from top East Coast breweries (Sly Fox)—are almost uniformly excellent. But for a place that courts outdoor crowds, too many taps pour sweet and high-alcohol styles, at the expense of warm-weather sippers like Captain Lawrence Kölsch. Non–beer imbibers can peruse a decent bourbon selection or stick with standard mixed drinks. Mission Dolores is a solid spot for a casual brew, but not one that will compel you to linger.
Venue name: Mission Dolores
Address: 249 Fourth Ave
New York

Cross street: between Carroll and President Sts
Opening hours: Daily 2pm–4am
Transport: Subway: R to Union St
Price: Average drink: $5. MC, V
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