Miracle on Ninth Street

Miracle on Ninth St. 649 E. 9th St., between Avenues B and C in the East Village. www.miraclepopup.com. (347) 866-7739. Open Mon–Thu, 4pm–1am; Fri–Sat 2pm–1am;  Sun 2pm-midnight.

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Milady’s. 160 Prince St. at Thompson Street in Soho. www.miladysnyc.com, but you’ll find more at www.instagram.com/miladysnyc. Open Mon-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri, noon-2am; Sat, 11am-2am; Sun, 11am-midnight. 
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The Bar at Moynihan Train Hall

The Bar. 351 W. 31st St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Midtown. www.moynihanbar.com. Open Sun-Tue, 10am-10pm; Wed-Sat, 10am-midnight.
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Other Half Brewing, revisited

Other Half Brewing Company. 195 Centre St. between Smith Street and Hamilton Avenue in Carroll Gardens. F/G train to Smith/9th St. (347) 987–3527‎, www.otherhalfbrewing.com. Open Mon-Thu, noon–10 pm; Fri-Sat, noon–midnight; Sun, 11 am–9 pm.

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Bronx Brewery, East Village

The Bronx Brewery, East Village: 64 Second Ave., between E. 3rd and E. 4th streets in the East Village. (917) 243-5015. www.thebronxbrewery.com.

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Pete’s Candy Store

Pete’s Candy Store: 709 Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson streets in Williamsburg. www.petescandystore.com Open Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat, 1pm-2am; Sun, 3pm-2am. All shows $10 suggested donation. 
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The Freak Bar

Freak Bar at Coney Island USA. 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St. in Coney Island. www.coneyisland.com. Open Sun-Thu noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight (hours may vary, depending on the weather). 

I love the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, and I currently work the door there, so consider my objectivity with a grain of salt.

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Gage & Tollner

Gage & Tollner: 372 Fulton St., between Smith Street and Red Hook Lane in Downtown Brooklyn. www.gageandtollner.com. (347) 689-3677. Open daily, 5-10 pm.

The full martini list includes vodka, gin, dirty, perfect (equal parts sweet and dry vermouth), a Gibson, and the Turf. Non-martini cocktails cost $16, but do not come with a sidecar (not even the Sidecar, which is disappointing).

I’ve visited the bar three times. The first two times, the drinks were fantastic. On my last visit, they were just okay. I suspect that the really good bartenders do not work the Wednesday afternoon shift. 

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Fiona’s Bar

Fiona’s Bar. 562 Flatbush Ave. at Beekman Place in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. www.fionasbar.com. Open daily, 2 pm-2 am. 

I actually really like this bar. Everyone’s friendly, the snacks are good, and there’s a great window in the front for people watching. 
But that Peacock involves rum (a sugar-based liquor), Midori (sweet), Blue Curaçao (sweet), pineapple juice (very sweet), simple syrup (literally sugar), Triple Sec (another sweetener) and Sprite. I know that there are people who like sweet drinks (cotton candy vodka exists for a reason), but this drink is a lot for anyone who wants to avoid diabetes.

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Strong Rope Brewery (Pandemic Edition)

That last line is a little bitter towards current beer trends, but I was just offered a “sour beer” that tasted like lemon juice and vinegar cut with cayenne peppers, so I’m feeling a little bitter.

For the record, the best wings and beer combo is the “Wangs” 3-piece with Hot Sauce, consumed with the Blood of the Gods Red Ale.

Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus. 574A President St., between Third and Fourth avenues. (929) 337-8699. www.strongropebrewery.com. Open Sun-Wed, noon-9 pm; Thu-Sat, noon-10 pm. 

Strong Rope also has a new location in Red Hook, coming later this summer. It’s going to have a truly ridiculous view. 

Wangs. 671 Union St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope. (718) 636-6390. www.wangsbk.com. Open noon-9 pm.  

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