8. The Gutter LIC: 10-22 46th Ave.
Local beers, arcade games AND a bowling alley? The Gutter is the perfect weekend night out, all in one spot—and allows you to feel like a kid again, but with the adult privilege of drinks and a bar atmosphere. Plus the soundtrack (throwbacks and classic rock) makes the best background noise. There’s a location in Williamsburg as well, but the LIC spot is less than two years old and, being a solid walk from public transport, tends to get less crowded. If any of the above-mentioned breweries are too packed, The Gutter will likely be serving some of the same brews on tap.