3 Best Bars in Ditmas Park and Midwood, New York City

Bar Chord

Fodor's choice
A rotating selection of craft beers and numerous small-batch spirits, nightly live music (never a cover charge), a stellar jukebox, and an expansive year-round backyard (heated in winter) have made Bar Chord a favorite since it opened in 2013. Check out the collection of vintage guitars from the 1950s to the '70s for sale up front.

Sycamore Bar & Flowershop

Fodor's choice
It's a bar, it's a flower shop—and it's the perfect neighborhood hangout. Be lured by the small-batch bourbons, American craft beer, and locally distilled spirits, as well as fun events like dance parties, live and DJ'ed music, and bingo. A rotating list of food vendors set up on the back patio (tented in winter). There are nightly happy hours and drink specials, like the popular $10 beer-and-bouquet deal; Thursday means $2 off all New York City products.

The Castello Plan

With cozy communal tables and a narrow seasonal patio, this wine bar attracts casually sophisticated neighbors with more than just the eclectic wine list. There are also inventive cocktails and a curated selection of bottled beers and wine, as well as cheese and charcuterie and other small and large plates.

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