Caracas Bar, also on Grand Street, has a plant filled back yard with covered picnic tables and a happy hour 7 days a week from 4pm to 7pm, among other weekly specials.
I don’t usually like mixed drinks, but their Dark and Stormy is an exception. They make it with fresh pressed ginger instead of ginger beer, and has a spicy kick to it. They also have a solid smoky mezcal if you’re on that tequila train this summer. Their arepas are delicious, and their guacamole comes with a medley of homemade tortilla and plantain chips. Bonus points for the bartenders I’ve met, who have all been very friendly (but that might be the tequila talking).
Address: 291 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211