Brooklyn’s got the right rum attitude: Keep it plentiful. Backed by the team from nearby brunch haunt Five Leaves, Nights and Weekends boasts a varied rum list that’s currently 16 bottles strong. Those bottles include everything from Diplomatico to Rhum J.M. White to Smith & Cross. And the cocktails? Fairly-priced at only $10, the menu features classics like the Painkiller and Singapore Sling, and house originals like the Silky Johnson, made with aged rum, passion fruit puree, Cocchi Americano and falernum.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
Scope out the frozen tiki “catch of the day,” which usually includes breezy combinations like gin, strawberry, guava and lemon.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Snag one of the open-air window seats and chow down on hearty plates like the mariquitas pie—the Cuban equivalent of nachos made with plantain chips—and fried shishito peppers with sour-orange rock salt. It’s cash only here, so stop by the ATM before getting comfortable.