Try our free Party Aid service to find the perfect venue Click here
L.I.C. Bar: As real estate heats up in LIC, this brick saloon maintains its old-school cool. Tin ceilings, a long wood bar, a lush backyard garden filled with weeping willows, and a Motown soundtrack make this a great spot to unwind. A standout in a neighborhood of abandoned factories, restaurants, and new-fangled condos, this local bar attracts a steady flow of well-to-do yupsters, artists, and filmmakers hungry to meet their neighbors. Pick from 12 beers on tap or a stiff drink from the bar. Although the small bar fills quickly and the wait for a drink can be tiresome, the chance to down $4 pints under the stars is well be worth it. Other pluses—a small sandwich menu is offered, there’s a photo booth, and the location makes it a perfect pitstop between P.S.1 and Water Taxi Beach.