Technically this laid-back tiki-themed joint is a gay bar - but it's not blatantly so. There's frozen cocktails, indoor picnic tables, and a 4-9pm daily happy hour that takes a buck off all drinks. If you miss slappin' the bag, $3 Franzia is absolutely available. There’s pinball!
You’ll find a mixed gender crowd at Happyfun Hideaway, a chaotic fever dream of a tropical bar in Bushwick. The interior of this queer watering hole is full of conversation-sparking oddities, but the real draw, especially in warmer months, is its spacious backyard space. It’s a great bar to start the night out with, but don’t expect a particularly consistent crowd—it can be packed one night and empty the next.