High Dive243 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
This full-bodied taproom is an expert venture from the folks behind friendly neighbor Commonwealth. The bar fits its environs in time-tested style, making admirable use of a striking red facade by building on the basics that made the Commonwealth a casual standard. Its generous space stands framed by rustic tones and soft lighting, with added quirks like amusingly dated wallpaper and late-nineties rock posters picked to match its patrons' personal mix tapes; an impressive craft-heavy brew line distinguishes the long bar's roster. Come warm weather, follow the breeze through a pair of French doors and onto a small enclosed back patio perfect for shady relief.