Brooklyn Based, a thrice-weekly e-newsletter about Brooklyn culture, has a great list of places to drink outdoors around Brooklyn. The following is their list of spots in Park Slope. To see the rest go to Brooklyn Based.
Mission Dolores: World’s most brilliant conversion of an auto shop. Big courtyard, 24 beers on tap, pinball, dogs. 249 Fourth Ave., no phone
Commonwealth: A neighborhoody bar with a good juke box and a sweet patio. 497 5th Ave., 718-768-2040
The Gate: An easy place to watch Park Slope stroll up and down 5th Avenue. Large patio, lots of beers. 321 5th Ave., 718-768-4329
Excelsior: Very cute back deck and garden, filled with cute gay men. (390 Fifth Ave., 718-832-1599) At Ginger’s, the lesbian bar near by, the garden is more spacious and the vibe more laid back. 363 5th Ave., 718-788-0924
O’Connors: Lovable dive with bottled beer, stiff drinks and a huge backyard that’s a relatively new addition to this north Slope staple. 39 5th Ave, 718-783-9721