5pm-8pm; two-for-one well drinks and house beer, $5 pints
L at Grand St.
Williamsburg's Sweet Ups seems like a typical cozy neighborhood joint: red-velvet walls and low-key, indie-rock regulars who seem old enough to be living in Manhattan but, for the sake of their art, still reside a few stops in on the L train. But the bar's precious secret is its drink menu, which features unusual cocktails.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.