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 (Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier) and solid representation from top East Coast breweries (Other Half)—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||Contact:|
249 Fourth Ave
|Cross street:||between Carroll and President Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 4pm–2am; Wed, Thu, Sun 2pm–2am; Fri, Sat 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. MC, V|