We all love a good rooftop bar, what with the breeze, the booze and that picture-perfect sunset glow that renders Instagram filters functionless. But nothing ruins a night out or a nice bit of rooftop day-drinking like an obnoxious crowd. You know the kind—the Beckys and Chads of the world. Lucky for us, non-douchey rooftop bars actually do exist. Here are 10 of the best outdoor drinking spots for you to check out, asshole-free™.
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Non-douchey rooftop bars
Aussie-born co-owner Jamie Toll couldn't take all those kangaroo attacks (we kid) so he brought a little bit of Down Under to Brooklyn. There's Australian cuisine (meat pies, skewered shrimp on the barbie), plus authentic Oz-bred beers at this pub created by the same folks that brought you Berry Park.
This is the least ostentatious rooftop bar in all of Brooklyn, in that there's a small patio, an even smaller bar and...that's about it. But the lack of amenities means that there'll be room for you to get in the entire skyline, unobstructed, without fear of paying $15 for a mixed drink.
The Kings Beer Hall
Suds lovers will want to swing by this international beer hall in Park Slope. Whether you live in the neighborhood or stop by after a Brooklyn Nets game at the nearby Barclay Center, you’ll surely find something you like on the menu of nearly 30 different beers. Old standbys like Krombacher Pilsner are listed alongside more unusual, seasonal finds like Harpoon Camp Wannamango. You can order several small beers to create your own tasting, or go all in with a larger size ($5 for 0.2 liter, $8 for a 0.5 liter, $15 for one liter, $20 for a boot and $65 for a five-liter stein). Some snacks might be nice—the jalapeno hush puppies ($7) or a beer-braised bratwurst ($6) ought to do the trick. If you need a full meal, order up some buffalo wings ($8) or a grass-fed burger ($12). Beer, bar snacks, jenga, pool tables—what more do you need?
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