His first drink order at the date

Just a perfect day
Drink Sangria in the park
And then later
When it gets dark, we go home - Lou Reed

Drink the damn Sangria. Be bloody pretentious and don’t tell guys that you drink IPA as it would drive them away for sure.
You sure sound like a bourgeois alco-addict and guys would be freaked out by the sight of a hefty bill after you chug IPA in a schooner after a schooner.
Don’t stick to IPA… The bars which serve IPA have sticky floors, almost no light, run down WCs, korean fried chicken served with kimchi (they think it is a gourmet pub grub which is a disgusting combination) and it’s all lumbejacks serving you at the counter.
NSW bans drinking in public domain so I suggest you still go to a bar, but in broad daylight at the rooftop area and wave each other goodbye by 5pm sharp.