Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
A Bushwick gem amidst blocks of warehouse buildings and factories, Northeast Kingdom is a woodsy New American restaurant inspired by the owners’ native Vermont. Downstairs there’s a cozy “bar & den” with a fireplace, serving drinks and snacks til late. www.north-eastkingdom.com
A fun neighborhood bar with a speakeasy feel and an unmistakable Brooklyn aesthetic. Mason jars, dim lighting and industrial surroundings; Todo, we’re not in Manhattan anymore. “I especially love the ambiance of this place. It has a sort of speakeasy feel to it with a daisy on every table, drinks served in Mason jars, and [...]
A reliable Brooklyn spot for fun live music, a great happy hour and a popular cocktail and beer list that makes everyone want to camp out all night. No pretention here; this is just good music and drink for a fun night out. www.pineboxrockshop.com
There’s not enough ways to say how much we love Roberta’s. The spot from musicians Chris Parachini and Brandon Hoy is appropriately hidden among the vast sea of Brooklyn factories and warehouses (almost as if they didn’t want you to find it). The Margherita pizza is basically to die for, as is the Romaine with [...]
A good spot in Bushwick known for cocktails and craft beer, they now also serve dinner and have an unmistakable sleek cocktail bar aesthetic. There’s a dedication to mixology and a 1940’s and fifties kind of throwback that makes it a fun place to go late night. www.narrowsbar.com