Nothing beats autumn in New York. The windchill sort of rips the skin off your bones at night, but other than that, I’m a superfan. One of my favourite spots to warm up with a good beer and great company is Superfine in Brooklyn. Although large, it’s pretty unassuming. Very simple – a couple of pool tables, a bar, and seating everywhere.
I love to visit in October, because they start decorating for Halloween at the beginning of the month, and these guys go all out. Weird haunted portraits on the walls (outside and in) webs everywhere, even a giant spider hanging from the middle of the ceiling make this Dumbo bar a festive choice. The zany decor is a pretty good summation of the devil-may-care attitudes of the staff. Friendly, but not overly attentive, and knowledgeable about their menus (which change seasonally so that they’re sure to get the freshest ingredients, by the way).
The food is stellar. The people are great. The neighbourhood is one of the best. Sign me up!