6pm-8pm; $1 off everything
G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
It's easy to miss this underrated speakeasy located as it is down a long, concrete hallway demarcated by the lone word "Bar." You wouldn't be the only one to do so. Before 11pm, this cavernous loft is nearly always deserted; when it eventually does fill up, the post-grads in attendance are craving a quiet place to chat and smoke. (You can do the latter on the glassed-in upper-deck overlooking the bar.) A soundtrack of folkie-leaning rock reinforces the earthier aspects of the ski-lodge aesthetic that comes with warmly lit wood. And after a few dips into the small, curated menu of beers or wines by the glass, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that Larry Lawrence is your own private club. You may be inspired to make up your own password and secret handshake.Weddings
This intimate, unmarked Brooklyn gem offers a lofty, sophisticated space replete with warmly lit alcoves, a sleek bar, and a glassed-in upper-deck smoking area. Prices upon request.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.