Sun-Fri, 3pm-2am; Sat-Sun, noon-2am
3pm-7pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
G at Greenpoint Ave.
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Converting this rundown warehouse into Greenpoint’s chic-est lounge was a labor of love for Diane Foley and Allen Welch (former bartender at LIC’s Lounge 47). The pair hand-poured and polished the long concrete bar and personally selected the minimalist décor—and their premium bourbons, scotches, tequilas, and rare European liquors like the Czech bitters Becherovka are what you’d expect of such a sleek space. But they know the neighborhood, and the twelve microbrews on draft, including local favorites from Blue Point and Captain Lawrence, start at just $5. The cavernous, 2,500 square-foot room is lined with cushioned benches and the walls are covered with Foley's photography and recessed flat screens that loop animé and The Triplets of Belleville. Out back, a 5,000 square foot patio offers ample seating for groups and a fully staffed grill.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.