Brooklyn

Brooklyn Travel Guide

This tiny bakery is locals’ go-to spot to for sweet and savory baked goods on the weekends. A buzzing group of bakers in blue work jumpsuits hum along to the likes of Fleetwood Mac while churning out flaky almond croissants and crusty baguettes, that can sell out by 10:30 a.m.

Located discreetly behind red metal gates in what at first glance appears to be a furniture shop, this beer bar has one of the neighborhood’s most extensive lists of craft beer on tap, in bottles and in a few casks that rotate out regularly.

This summer, the East River takes center stage with a spectacular installation by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson: The New York City Waterfalls, a series of four 90- to 120-foot-tall curtains of water that will punctuate the river and harbor at di

The best beer in the city is made by two twentysomethings who met at the University of Wisconsin, won a bunch of home-brewing prizes, then relocated to Brooklyn and took over a small, disused brewery in Red Hook.

Taxidermied heads of South African Cape buffalo and other animals hang on the walls, before an intriguing array of antiques and found objects (Victorian birdcages and clock bodies; hand-knotted Persian mats).

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, followed by a walk through adjacent Prospect Park, the, well, second-greatest greensward in New York.

Looking for a circa-1970 handmade Mexican wedding gown or a lightly used Bottega Veneta clutch? Former model and fashion buyer Christina Kolbe sells vintage finds that she picks up on road trips around the United States.

The sweet aroma in the air outside this Boerum Hill bakeshop comes from its impressive display of pastries, cakes, pies, tarts, and marzipan, as well as the gourmet takes on American classics like Twinkies (Twinks) and Ring Dings (Ring-a-Dings).

Located directly under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, this former warehouse and popular site of wedding receptions offers plenty of space to spread out under its 20-foot ceilings, exposed pipes, wood pillars, and brick and plaster walls hung with original artwork.

A great vintage store for blazers

This venue is closed.

13 vendors sell Honduran tacos, Mexican huaraches, Ecuadoran ceviche, and other delicious treats to spectators and players alike (a semi-pro league holds matches here every weekend).

 

open all day Sat. and Sun., mid-April to mid-October

Funniest club in the borough?Definitely. This glitzy, schmaltzy, Russian-Georgian supper club hosts a nightly bacchanal replete with dinner, disco balls, drinking (a lot of drinking), and supremely cheesy live music that’s hardly changed since the place opened in 1981.

The housewares here range from kitschy items like Piet Houtenbos's infamous grenade lamp to diminutive, high-concept products from other esteemed designers.