With Indoor Dining On Hold, Here are the Best of Bushwick’s Outdoor Bars & Restaurants

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Megan Burney

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Restaurants and bars have suffered significantly during the pandemic, there are some that have adapted while many remain closed. After a wintery-spring spent in quarantine, most of us are ready to enjoy a drink and a meal under the sun at our go-to spot, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop taking precautions.  The virus is still out there and a handful of states are only just now seeing what is (hopefully) the worst of it.  Make sure to wear proper PPE and sanitize frequently, not just for yourself but for the sake of people you might come in contact with – especially the wait staff that’s serving you an icy beer or a frozen marg.

The following list is arranged by subway stop for your convenience – but since things are constantly changing due to the pandemic and scattered reopenings, we advise that you check the restaurant website and/or instagram before making your plans.  Enjoy and if you’re up for it, try to hit them all before the summer ends!

The breakdown is as follows:

Morgan Ave L Stop | Jefferson L Stop | DeKalb L Stop: | Myrtle/Wyckoff L and M Knickerbocker M | Central M | Myrtle Ave/Broadway | Kosciuszko Street J | Chauncey St. J, Z/Halsey M


Morgan Ave L Stop:


Roberta’s Pizza

@robertaspizza

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Roberta’s in East Williamsburg has officially opened their Tiki Garden to reservations, take a peek at the mouth-watering menu and book your reservation today!

261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Mon-Sun 11 a.m – 10 p.m.


Forrest Point

@ForrestPoint 

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Beer, cocktails and an assortment of foods served among the trees, hence the name, check it out for yourself! Jerry Seinfeld and Melissa Villaseñor visited the spot just last year.

970 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Mon-Sun 5 p.m.-8 p.m.


Our Wicked Lady

 @ourwickedlady

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Our Wicked Lady is a little further into East Williamsburg, but close enough to make the cut and worthy of inclusion for their rooftop bar.  Make a reservation or try your luck with a walk-in.

153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Tues-Sun 5 p.m.-Midnight (closed Monday)


Koda Bar & Lounge

 @kodabrooklyn

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Koda’s graffiti-decorated backyard is open for wings, spicy cheesy fries and all the comfort food and drink this quarantine has left you craving.

985 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

5 p.m.-4 a.m. Daily **Late night hours may vary due to COVID – call ahead**


Pine Box Rock Shop

@pineboxrockshop

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Enjoy spicy margs and Hazy IPAs under the shade at Pine Box Rock Shop.

12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Daily


Sweet Chili

@sweetchilinyc

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Sweet Chili, run by Top Chef contestant Lisa Fernandez, brings mouth-watering, gourmet South-East Asian food right to Bushwick to fulfill all your savory cravings.

1045 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Mon, Thu, Fri 3 p.m.-10 p.m. & Sat/Sun 12 p.m.-10 p.m.


Jefferson L Stop:


Sea Wolf

@seawolfbk

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Sea Wolf is open for outdoor dining and market purchases in addition to take out and delivery.  And since it’s officially summer, it’s time to get your fill of happy hour oysters! (or wings, or buffalo cauliflower).

19 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily


The Rookery Bar

@therookerybar

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The Rookery Bar – have a pint and some English-style pub grub in their secluded courtyard or out front under an umbrella.

425 Troutman Street, Brooklyn NY 11237

Mon-Fri 12 p.m.-3 a.m. & Sat/Sun 11 a.m.-3 a.m. **Late night hours may vary due to COVID – call ahead**


Heavy Woods

@heavywoods

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Heavy Woods “al fresco” dining is open for coffee, cocktails and New Orleans-style southern fare.

50 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

2 p.m.-10 p.m. Daily


Mominette

@mominettebistro

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Mominette showcases shaded French bistro tables in an outdoor patio with the perfect atmosphere to unwind with a fanciful cocktail and a lite bite.

221 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

M-Sat 9 am – 10 pm & Sun 9 am–9 pm


The Three Diamond Door

@thethreediamonddoor

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The Three Diamond Door’s spacious backyard is open for drinks and good times.

211 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Mon-Thurs 2 p.m.-11 p.m. & Fri-Sun 12 p.m.-11 p.m.


DeKalb L Stop:


Mesa Azteca NYC

@mesaaztecanyc

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Mesa Azteca has opened their outdoor garden space for authentic Mexican eats (vegan options available), craft cocktails and agave spirits.

91 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Mon-Thurs 1 p.m.-10 p.m. & Fri-Sun 12 p.m.-10 p.m.


Gordo’s Cantina

@gordoscantina

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Gordo’s Cantina brings traditional food from Central Mexico to Bushwick with outdoor dining available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

140 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Sun-Thurs 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. & Fri/Sat 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 


Sally Roots

@sallyroots

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Sally Roots has their backyard patio all set to offer you a casual hangout space and delicious Caribbean plates (plus you’ll be supporting a local black-owned business).

195 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Sat/Sun Brunch 12 p.m.-3:45 p.m., M-F Lunch 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Daily Dinner 5 p.m.-12 a.m.


Myrtle/Wyckoff L, M Stop:


The Talon Bar

@talon_brooklyn

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The Talon Bar’s garden menu, weekend brunch and rosé all day are back in the lush backyard patio.

220 Wyckoff Ave #5314, Brooklyn NY 11237

OPEN SUN -THURS 3pm-1am, FRI & SAT 3pm-4am KITCHEN HOURS 3 P.M – 10 P.M.


Paloma’s Mexican Cuisine

@palomasbk

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Paloma’s colorful patio, decadent drinks and homemade mexican entrees are calling your name!

435 Menahan St., Brooklyn NY 11237

12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Daily


Old Stanley’s

@oldstanleysbar

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Old Stanley’s bar has the casual backyard seating and space perfect for your physically-distanced enjoyment, or order take-out.

2 p.m.-10 p.m. Daily

226 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237


Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar

@dromedary_bar

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The Urban Tiki Bar is open Wed-Sun for outdoor dining and drinks, so fill yourself up on frozen drinks and burgers.

266 Irving Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

Generally Wed-Sun 4 p.m.-11 p.m. but hours vary weekly, check instagram for updates.


Knickerbocker M Stop:


Tony’s Pizza

@bestpizzeriainbrooklyn

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Tony’s Pizzeria and Restaurant – that’s right Tony’s has set up pop up outdoor dining right on Knickerbocker!

443 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237

12 p.m.-12 a.m. 


Sol Sips

@solsipsnyc

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Sol Sips is perfect for plant-based eaters looking for a hearty, delicious lunch (plus you’ll be supporting a local black-owned business).

203 Wilson Ave Brooklyn NY 11237

12pm-8pm M, W, Th, F, Sat & 12pm-6pm Sun


Central Ave M Stop:


Le Garage

@legaragebrooklyn

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Le Garage is a mother-daughter run “french with a twist” bistro bringing Paris to Bushwick.

157 Suydam St., Brooklyn NY 11221

Fri-Sun 4 p.m.-9 p.m.


Fine Time

@finetimebar

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The Fine Time bar features colorful picnic tables in an open patio and offers free hot dogs with a happy hour beverage purchase!

84 Central Ave, Brooklyn NY 11206

Open 5 p.m. M-F & 3 p.m. Sat/Sun


Myrtle Ave/Broadway J, Z & M:


Buntopia

@buntopia

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Buntopia on Broadway will satisfy your sushi craving and fill you will ramen all in a cozy backyard oasis.

944 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11221

Wednesday through Monday 12 to 9 pm. (Tuesday closed) 


Hart Bar

@hartbarnyc

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The Hart Bar on Hart Street has all the cocktails and live jazz you could hope for.

538 Hart St., Brooklyn, NY 11221

Sun-Wed 5 p.m.-2 a.m. & Thur-Sat 5 p.m.-4 a.m.


Happyfun Hideaway

@happyfunhideaway

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Happyfun Hideaway is getting back to their regular hours – a tiki Dive bar with DJs and Love for All.

1211 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Thurs-Sun 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.


La Lupe

@lalupebk

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La Lupe Cantina, another delicious Bushwick-Mexican eatery, has opened its patio for tacos and mezcal.

9 Jefferson St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Daily


Kosciuszko Street J Stop:


Marco’s

@marcosonbroadway

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Marco’s is the vintage-inspired dive-bar under the J train with an impressive graffiti-filled patio.

1071 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Mon-Fri: 4:00 pm – 4:00 am & Sat-Sun: 2:00 pm – 4:00 am


The Buren Cafe

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The Buren offers a nutritious menu with delectable craft drinks on a quaint patio that connects Bushwick and Bed Stuy.

1223 Broadway Brooklyn NY 11221

Sun – Thurs: 8am-6:30pm & Fri – Sat : 8am-8pm 


Chauncey St. J,Z/Halsey M Stop:


The Steel Mill

@the_steelmill

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Sidewalk seating and the patio are open at The Steel Mill Bar on Bushwick Ave – head over for happy hour and grab a craft cocktail.

1363 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Closed Monday.  Tuesday – Sunday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM.


Salud Bar & Grill

@saludbargrill

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Salud, voted best wings in Bushwick in 2018, features a rotating line-up of craft and microbrew beers and delicious bites for the perfect end a hot summer day.

1413 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Daily 12 p.m.-10 p.m.


Did we miss any great spots? Let us know and we’ll add it right in!


Cover photo from @seawolfbk.

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