Right off the Metropolitan G/L stop, Zona Rosa is a great place to meet up with a few friends over tacos, margaritas, and guacamole on its awesome roof. You might encounter a bit of a wait on nice nights (when they open the windows and it becomes an indoor/outdoor situation), but it’s never too hard to get a seat.
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Three blocks from the Barclays Center, Chuko is not only an ideal pre-game move, but our favorite ramen joint in Brooklyn.
D’Antan is an Italian spot in Crown Heights with more than 100 natural wines available by the glass.
Sally’s is a Caribbean spot in Bed-Stuy where you should get dinner or drinks someone who’s cooler than you.
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Gringo’s is a Mexcian spot in Jersey City where you should drink flights of margaritas with a group.
The Black Ant
The Black Ant is a Mexican restaurant in the East Village with good cocktails and less-good food.
Cosme is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Flatiron that’s much more approachable than it appears to be.
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Caracas Arepa Bar
The Williamsburg outpost of Caracas Arepa Bar has a rum bar attached and lots of outdoor seating.
Chimu Peruvian Cuisine
Chimu is a Peruvian spot in Williamsburg that’s a good option for casual group dinners. The back patio is also nice for summer date nights.
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