No matter how hard you try, you can't live on liquor, beer and wine alone. It's a sad truth, sure, but there's a silver lining to your need for nutrition. Lately, bars in Brooklyn have begun upping their food game. Gone are sad sacks of cut-rate Utz potato chips, replaced by elite grub to insulate your stomach from another Bud or slug of brown liquor. From crunchy chicken thighs to a meaty French dip, here are the best Brooklyn bars to wet your whistle and stuff your stomach. (Photo: Walter Foods)
Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighborhood offers an abundance of high-end restaurants and bars and divey late-night spots. Whether you take the train from Manhattan to wander down Smith and nearby tree-lined side streets or come from another Brooklyn `hood to explore all Cobble Hill has to offer, get ready to eat and drink your way through one of Brooklyn's more refined hoods with our guide to seven of Cobble Hill's finest restaurants and bars.
With more Craigslist "Missed Connections" than any other train line--especially around the Bedford, Lorimer and Graham stops--some say the "L" on this line stands for Love. Perhaps, but it also stands for Leaving anonymous notes on the internet for someone you Leered at on the subway. Instead, ask them out for a drink at one of these L-stop-adjacent Williamsburg bars. Because as cute as anonymous love is, it's also important that you actually get Laid.
Hitting the same bars week after week in the 'Burg is only fun until you start running into the targets of your dirty deeds. Luckily, a bevy of new debauchery dens have opened--from cocktail spots like The Counting Room and Dram to straight-shooting shot-and-a-beer bars like Good Company. Here are all the newest. (Photo: Dram Bar)
People may think of 'starving artists? when they think of Bushwick, but we can assure you they're anything but starving. That's because this diverse Brooklyn `hood has a thriving restaurant scene that's getting better by the day--and it's considerably cheaper than nearby Williamsburg. Hipster havens, an old-school diner, tantalizing taco joints; find it all in our guide to the best restaurants in Bushwick. (Photo: Tandem Bar)
The prevalence of abandoned real estate projects in Williamsburg has sparked a lot of media speculation over the `hood's future. But loyal fedora-wearing residents won't be bullied into accepting the "Billyburg is dead" hype. And why should they? These top bars and restaurants are proof that the neighborhood has staying power. From the best of the old to the brightest of the new, Williamsburg is more alive than ever. (Photo: East Side River State Park)
It's been called the New Brooklyn Cuisine and hailed as a gastronomic revolution. But are these diamonds in the rough, or just preening, quasi-professional dilettantes more interested in sporting thick beards than making great food? We separate the wheat from the chaff in the borough known as Brooklyn.
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