WHY HERE: The name of this casual-stylish Greenpoint joint is a play on the original Dutch name of the area, Breukelen. The bar is every bit as laid-back and cool as its website (seriously, check it out), with classic cocktails, day drinking and draft beer celebrated in equal measure.
WHY NOW: The year-round back patio isn’t just another bland NYC “garden” space. It’s well-designed and a perfect spot in which to soak up a little afternoon sun. There’s also a comfy love seat in the niche under the stairs.