After seven years of living in this metropolis, I am still surprised by the sheer amount of creativity bar and restaurant owners put into their establishments—from high-tech gadgetry, like menus on iPads, to booze served in teacups and era-themed watering holes. One such place, which masterfully pairs drinking with shopping, is Sycamore Flower Shop + Barin Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood. The little shop rests on Cortelyou Road, a popular street teeming with independent coffee shops and restaurants. Sycamore offers a full bar—with a concentration on domestic and international craft beers and American whiskeys, as well as events and live music. Hungry? Feel free to bring in your own food or use Sycamore’s grill to serve up some delicious barbecue while taking in views from the watering hole’s garden. After a drink, pick up a pretty perennial at Stems, a full-service flower shop open six days a week.