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; it’s part of that eating group). When the weather is nice, the retractable ceiling is pulled back to reveal the sky, a rarity in New York nightlife. Home-brewed, unfiltered, naturally carbonated cask ales (you’ll see the massive vats as you enter) are part of the appeal, though you can also try unusual Italian wines, which are stored in large wooden barrels behind the bar. Along with a buzzing bar scene are long, group tables for diners.

Meet the Italian beer garden, a sweeping space on the 14th floor of the building that houses the food court Eataly (see p.