Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Address: 27 Broadway
Forget bootleg “beer gardens” (read: parking lots) and douchbag-strewn rooftops: We’re declaring Donna the official bar of summer. While there’s no outdoor space, the breezy, Central America-inspired spot feels perfect with the windows thrown open to the streets and a rum-based cocktail in hand. Instead of attempting to decipher the Illuminati-style menu, do yourself a favor and order the Brancolada, an ingenious pina colada riff that has been winning over cocktail nerds at an alarming rate. Upgraded with minty Branca Menta, it’s the thinking man’s beach drink—complex, yet dangerously easy to drink.