Don’t waste your summer inside bars — spend it in front of, behind, and on top of them!
Brooklyn has plenty of watering holes with great rooftops, patios, and porches where you can sip libations in the summer breeze. Here are a handful of our favorite places for alfresco alcohol consumption.
Sample Australian beers and burgers in the sun at this Aussie-owned rooftop bar.
[12 Franklin St. between N. 15th Street and Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint, (347) 689–4065, www.north
Red, White, and Brew
Ask for one of the board games or decks of cards from behind the bar, then go play a few rounds with friends on the patio.
[8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 680–8900, www.faceb
Enjoy a fancy sausage and craft beer under a canopy of trees at this Bay Ridge neighborhood mainstay.
[9221 Fifth Ave. between 92nd and 94th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 333–5282]
Ruby’s Bar and Grill
Ruby’s outdoor seating is a great spot to people-watch on the Boardwalk and see the tide come in on warm summer nights.
[1213 Boardwalk West between Henderson Walk and W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 975–7829, www.rubys
You do not have to be a music fanatic to enjoy the tune-filled patio space at this bar, which also sells vintage guitars.
[1008 Cortelyou Rd. between Coney Island Avenue and Stratford Road in Ditmas Park, (347) 240–6033, www.barch
Night of Joy
This rooftop bar at this swanky spot draws plenty of Williamsburg hipsters on nightly bar crawls.
[667 Lorimer St. at Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 388–8693, www.night
This industrial-themed bar has a fire pit on its patio for those chilly summer evenings.
[546 Clinton Ave. at Atlantic Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–5800]
Gowanus Yacht Club
Not a boat in sight, but plenty of cheap drinks and food at this Carroll Gardens outdoors dive.
[323 Smith St. at President Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 246–1321]
Williamsburg’s hidden jewel has two large patios where you can play ping-pong, bean-bag toss, and bocce.
[60 S. Second St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, (917) 719–6072, www.crown