Park Slope bar opens take-out window for booze

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Flying high: A Park Slope bar, High Dive, has opened a walk-through window where customers can buy booze to-go.
Photo by Rose Adams

When life gave them lemons, they made cocktails! 

While most bars have shuttered in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, one Park Slope alehouse has opened a take-out window, where passersby can purchase booze to-go. 

High Dive, located on Fifth Avenue by Carroll Street, sells growlers and curated six-packs of beer at a discounted price, as well as mixed drinks, shots, and some bar food. And, according to its employees, business isn’t too bad.

Especially on nice days it’s been alright,” said Angela Slider. “People come up [and] grab their beers to-go, their cocktail to-go.” 

The bar opened the take-out window shortly after Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the shutdown of bars and restaurants on March 13, Slider said. The window has remained open on-and-off ever since, serving customers Monday through Saturday between 3 pm and 7 pm.

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High Dive, located on Fifth Avenue, sells growlers of beer, cocktails, and bar food to-go.Photo by Rose Adams

Word of High Dive’s take-out window has spread mostly on social media and through word of mouth, employees said, and often entices unsuspecting passersby.

Beer from Other Half Brewing Company, a Red Hook brewer, is still the bar’s best seller, but customers have also enjoyed buying growlers for the weekend or taking a shot, which High Dive serves in miniature Solo cups, Slider said.

“Other Half [remains] our best seller,” she said. “Margaritas to-go have been hot especially when it’s nice out. Shots, always a hit.”

Customers can also purchase fresh Jamaican patties or popcorn to have with their drinks. 

High Dive [243 Fifth Ave between Carroll Street and Garfield Place in Park Slope, (718) 788—0401, www.highdive-brooklyn.com]. April 8 to April 11; 3 pm–7pm. 

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Page Chase and her dog, Odem, purchase a drink on Tuesday afternoon.Photo by Rose Adams