3. Sunny's Bar

Neighborhood: Red Hook, Brooklyn
Address: 253 Conover St.
Website: sunnysredhook.com

So fucking out of the way you'll need a bus and a compass and the resolve of a dogsledder, Sunny's is an event, an event you should be sure to plan correctly. If you come on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday, you'll have no fun. Because the bar is closed on these days. Sunny's doesn't care. If you aren't open to playing by the rules of this longshoreman's bar, they aren't interested in your business. Keep your money, Sunny's will say, patting you on the chest, we're doing just fine without you. But if you feel like playing (and possibly listening to live bluegrass and/or discussing literature about snowdogs), Sunny's has room for you.