After grazing the day away in McCarren Park—make sure to check out the new al fresco food hall McCarren Parkhouse—before crossing a street over to Berry Park’s beer garden rooftop. Now that the weather’s reaching peak form, the spot has begun rooftop-screening sport games (mostly soccer) with three large projectors. Here, even the most seasoned beer drinker will be impressed by the extensive list of German and Belgian beers (ask about the seasonal specials). Complement your lager or Frozen Piña Colada with an order of Fried Pickles or a Bavarian Pretzel.
Across from McCarren Park sits an expansive lounge and rooftop bar Berry Park. If you’re looking for a seasoned beer drinker to swap favorite brew stories with, the extensive list of German and Belgian beers will provide plenty of conversation while you nuzzle in a leather booth. Or, take a couple of Hot Toddys and a Bavarian pretzel to the enclosed rooftop space to spark romance while gazing out at the twinkling Manhattan skyline.