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Flying high: A Park Slope bar, High Dive,
has opened a walk-through window
where customers can buy booze to-go.
Photo by Rose Adams
Park Slope bar opens take-out window for booze
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BY ROSE ADAMS
When life gave them lemons, they
While most bars have shuttered in an
effort to stop the spread of the novel
coronavirus, one Park Slope alehouse has
opened a take-out window, where passersby
can purchase booze to-go.
High Dive, located on Fifth Avenue by
Carroll Street, sells growlers and curated
six-packs of beer at a discounted price,
as well as mixed drinks, shots, and some
bar food. And, according to its employees,
business isn’t too bad.
“Especially on nice days it’s been
alright,” said Angela Slider. “People come
up and grab their beers to-go, their cocktail
The bar opened the take-out window
shortly after Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered
the shutdown of bars and restaurants on
March 13, Slider said. The window has
remained open on-and-off ever since, serving
customers Monday through Saturday
between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Word of High Dive’s take-out window
has spread mostly on social media and
through word of mouth, employees said,
and often entices unsuspecting passersby.
Beer from Other Half Brewing
Company, a Red Hook brewer, is still the
bar’s best seller, but customers have also
enjoyed buying growlers for the weekend
or taking a shot, which High Dive serves
in miniature Solo cups, Slider said.
“Other Half remains our best seller,”
she said. “Margaritas to-go have been hot
especially when it’s nice out. Shots, always
Customers also have the option to
ourchase freshly made Jamaican patties
or popcorn to take out and enjoy with their
High Dive 243 Fifth Ave between
Carroll Street and Garfield Place in Park
Slope, (718) 788—0401, www.highdivebrooklyn.
com. April 8 to April 11; 3 pm–