Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am
F, M, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
Venture deep into the nether regions of this Park Slope haunt to discover its main attraction: a sprawling two-tiered garden area with lush ivy and strings of lights that make it an ideal spot for romantic after-dinner drinks. A lofted seating area in the upper bar is perfect for people-watching—accessible only by a wrought-iron spiral staircase, it provides a birds-eye view of the entire room. Named after its owner, Bar Reis (pronounced “REES”) was just a wine bar when it opened in 1999. Nowadays, the drink selection goes beyond vino to an assortment of bottled beer and liquor.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.