This stylish bake shop and beer garden churns out housemade pastries throughout the day, including cookies with names like Bengal Spice and Ginger Diamond, plus a new lineup of tartlets. The bakery counter sees a sales spike on weekend late nights; that’s when drinkers sipping beers from Real Ale, Firestone Walker and Austin Beerworks start ordering a pecan Tiger Claw to nosh on.
Nunu Chocolates Cafe & Taproom
At Nunu Chocolates’ Park Slope storefront, ten taps might pour the likes of Grimm Lambo Door double IPA, Maine Mo pale ale or Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza wild ale. Ask for the beer and chocolate flight, expertly synching up five chocolates with five small pours. Before you leave, pick up the Beer Box, six ganache chocolates made with beer, perfect for next-day snacking.
Dinner date went well? End the night at this dimly lit, humming restaurant where James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal serves up not only rich, beautifully plated desserts, but cherry-picked beers to pair them with. Exhibit A: Order up a 3 Floyds Moloko Milk Stout chocolate malt frozen mousse with toasted marshmallows and brown butter graham cracker, washed down with a lightly smoky Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier.