If you left New York during the pandemic for months on end, you may have missed the opening of this massive bar and live music venue in Crown Heights. Wild Birds hosts shows every day on their sidewalk patio, and they have tons of places to sit. Stop by for a drink with a date or a couple of friends from 5-11pm on weekdays and noon to 11pm on weekends.
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