QUEENS — Just in time for summer, a new outdoor space to hang out, grab a beer, play ping-pong and bask in the sun opened this week in Ridgewood.
Two DJs — Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin — who started the popular Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday dance parties — teamed up with Mark Connell, the owner of Botanica Bar in Nolita, to launch their new spot in the backyard of a former cabinet factory, the owners said in an email.
The venue, called Nowadays, at 56-06 Cooper Ave. near Wyckoff Avenue, just on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, features roughly 16,000-square-foot of outdoor space filled with trees and small hills, picnic tables and platforms for patrons to bask in the sun. There is also a ping pong table as well as chess, backgammon and checkers sets, as first reported by The New York Times.
The bar offers local beers, sangria and wines as well as “barbecue classics,” "like a crazy delicious grass-fed burger, vegan and regular hot dogs, a beet burger, an avocado salad, and a big fat pickle," the owners wrote on their website.
In the future the DJs, who initially started their weekly dance parties in Gowanus, and currently hold them at Industry City in Sunset Park, are also hoping to bring them to their new venue, they said.
"Nowadays will pretty likely be the eventual home of Mister Sunday, but for now, the space is just a place to hang out," they said on their website. "Mister Sunday will stick down at Industry City for the duration of the summer."
Nowadays, at 56-06 Cooper Ave., will be open every Thursday through Sunday. For more information go here.