Today, the idea of opening a cider-only bar seems almost old hat, thanks to the recent boom in craft versions of the apple-based libation. But when Bushwhacker opened in the Brooklyn neighborhood in 2010, it was the country's only cider pub. That mission hasn't muddied: There are now eight ciders and not a single beer on tap, and the coolers hold hundreds of bottled ciders from around the world. It's an unassuming and homey place, with dartboards on one wall and a mural on the other, and a golden-tinged painting of two girls in an orchard that looks like it belongs in a children's book. Get the $7 taster tray—which will net you five samples from candy-sweet to toe-curlingly tart. REBECCA JACOBSON.
Happy hour: 2-4 pm Tuesday and Thursday, $1 off drafts.