The sun-drenched outdoor bliss of this neighborhood hangout’s first summer may be his- tory, but that doesn’t stop the Negroni Slushies from flowing: The icy cocktail churns away in a Slurpee-style machine behind the eight-seat bar. And although the sprawling, stroller-friendly patio is in hibernation, the comfy tavern continues to draw a mellow group with affordable drinks, comforting fried chicken, and a sweet-as-pie staff.

Who’s there: Bearded dudes (bellied up to the bar) and neighborhood couples (populating communal tables)

What to order: Smoky Paloma (tequila, St. Germain, lime juice, San Pellegrino Pompelmo, mezcal, and salt)