Spuyten Duyvil

Bar in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

This low-key, beer-centric Williamsburg bar looks as though it was pieced together from a rummage sale, with crimson-painted pressed-tin ceilings, book shelves and a vintage bike mounted on the walls, and mismatched thrift-store furniture. The selection of beer (Belgian especially) is staggering, with knowledgeable bar staff primed to steer you to Danish beers or Normandy ciders.

If you get peckish working through the blackboard of 'rare and obscure' beers, plates of imported cheese and charcuterie (from $8) can provide ballast. There’s a large, leafy backyard that's open in good weather.