Mon-Fri 2pm-4am; Sat-Sun noon-4am
6pm-9pm; $1 off all drinks except shots
R at Prospect Ave.
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Another friendly cubbyhole coloring the lower 5th Avenue strip, South is a warm dark wood and brick tavern tailored to the Windsor Terrace set. Better dressed than nearby South Slope dives, the small, polished spot specializes in craft beers, bourbons, reliably salty snacks and friendly nostalgia like 80’s parlor games and a couple of classic corner arcade titles. Free popcorn is a welcome complement to a small selection of bites like chips and dip, beef jerky and Polish sausage. The slightly cramped space’s wooden salon booths fill quickly on weekends; its greatest seasonal asset is an elevated back patio that all but begs to host casual evening parties. One notable misstep: the limited jukebox.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.