For apartment-dwelling city folk, the opportunity to sit at an outdoor establishment and imbibe is the equivalent of the suburban backyard. We’ve already written about six Brooklyn bars with outdoor spaces. Here are six more featuring some or all of the amenities of outdoor space: picnic tables, barbecue, table service, and sunshine.


Pig Beach (Gowanus)
Pig Beach is a 150-seat pop-up that represents a collaboration between two barbecue teams that have each had strong showings in the World Champion Barbecue Competition in Memphis. They serve baby back ribs, hot links, grilled brisket burgers, pork shoulder, and short rib chili in a space replete with a full bar, ping-pong tables and oceans of space.

Pig Beach photo courtesy of N S. via Yelp.

 The Pines | Bruno C. via Foursquare

The Pines (Gowanus)
Located at Third Avenue and President Street, The Pines offers an intimate 40-seat dining room and, on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and weekends from 3 to 10 p.m., backyard dining. It features an inventive and eclectic menu described as new American cuisine and one of the nation’s few selections of all-natural wines, with a list focused on small, biodynamic vintners.

 Backyard at Bar Chord | Bar Chord via Facebook

Bar Chord (Ditmas Park)
Where else can you go for live music, a generous and comfortable outdoor space, and Underdog guitars, a selection of vintage guitars—all with no cover charge. Connoisseurs will appreciate the rotating selection of eight craft beers and the bar’s ever-expanding selection of small batch Tequilas, as well as the usual bar standard.

 Crown Victoria via Facebook

Crown Victoria (Williamsburg)
This Williamsburg favorite takes its name from the cars that used to be service in the former police car repair shop it calls home. Crown Victoria Bar and Gardens offers 24 craft beers on tap, a full kitchen, one thousand square feet of front patio and a nine thousand square foot back yard and event space. During summer it hosts a popular Monday night movie series and features a functioning taco truck.

Mission Dolores | David S. via Yelp

Mission Dolores Bar (Park Slope)
Mission Dolores describes itself as “that weird beer bar at Fourth (Avenue) and Carroll,” but the outdoor patio that makes this place so popular with patrons is best described as “cozy.” Children are allowed with their parents until 6 p.m. and dogs are allowed at all times.

 Hot Bird | Matt S. via Yelp

Hot Bird (Clinton Hill)
Hot bird is a neighborhood bar with a patio and a fire pit that reviewers relish, saying it reminds them of winter all year long. A former auto shop sharing the block with still functioning car-related businesses, this cash-only hangout drew raves from customers for its laid-back vibe and great beer selection.

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