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.

Husband-and-wife team Eva and Gentry Dayton added some motorcycle chic to this minimalist, gallery-like boutique.

Once you get past the staff⤙s haughty (decidedly non-Brooklyn) attitude, you'll find racks upon racks of flirty Vanessa Bruno, Ulla Johnson, and See by Chloe designs.

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).

Opened in July 2011 on Bedford Avenue right between the L train stop and McCarren Park, the newest location of this Brooklyn based company features their full collection of retro-inspired women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, and other accessories, most of which is hand-made up the block in owner-

A great vintage store for blazers

Named after the sycamore trees in Ditmas Park, this hybrid storefront houses several operations. Guests must first enter through the snug daytime flower shop with tiled floors and chalkboards displaying prices. The dimly lit wooden-interior bar is next.

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

This unerringly hip, Gallic-owned live-music club runs the gamut from washboard swing and Reinhardt-style guitar jazz to quwwali and klezmer.

Young parents from the playground across the street come to ogle Czech glassware and mod ceramic vases like kids at a candy store.

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.

A retro dessert parlor with cookies named after the owner’s relatives, and whoopee pies made of cream cheese and pumpkin cake.