Best Things to Do In Brooklyn

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Interiors of Baby's All Right

146 Broadway 22 min. walk

The locals call it Baby’s for short and it’s all right if you do, too. While Williamsburg is known for its DIY spaces, this spot is anything but. Almost in spite of its polished design, Baby’s serves up experimental live music and a weekend brunch.

Interiors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave 27 min. subway

When it comes to Brooklyn music venues, BAM has been around the block. But don’t be fooled by its circa-1908 Renaissance Revival exterior. Inside, see progressive and avant garde performances including contemporary film, theater, dance, and opera.

Exterior of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

620 Atlantic Ave 27 min. subway

Still new on the Brooklyn scene, Barclays Center opened with a Jay-Z concert in 2012 and is home to Brooklyn sports teams, the Nets and the New York Islanders. If basketball or hockey aren’t on your itinerary, catch a concert in the multi-purpose arena.

Personal training at Brooklyn Athletic Club

8 Berry St 2 min. walk

Dedicated to providing a well-rounded approach to fitness, Brooklyn Athletic Club’s team of coaches specialize in curating training regimes based on your personal goals. From recovery plans to challenging classes, this facility offers a dynamic training experience.

Bowling at Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave 2 min. walk

Part bar, part restaurant, part live music venue, Brooklyn Bowl is unlike any bowling alley you’ve been to before. Head to one of the most popular Williamsburg spots to join up with hundreds of locals at the 16-lane venue, perfect for a unique night out.

Interiors of Brooklyn Brewery

79 North 11th St 2 min. walk

Set among the old warehouses of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Brewery is the perfect spot to get an inside look at how the unique flavors of Brooklyn’s greatest brews are made. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or not, head here for weekly tours and tastings.

Exterior of Catbird

219 Bedford Ave 10 min. walk

Rings, bracelets, and more are on offer at Catbird, a locally owned jewelry store in Williamsburg. Thousands of visitors head to the busy Bedford Avenue boutique each week for a beautiful selection of fine jewelry that’s representative of its hip Brooklyn roots.

Beef Tartar at Cherry Point

664 Manhattan Ave 9 min. walk

Only in Greenpoint can you find spots like Cherry Point, a former butcher shop that has been turned into a stylish bar and restaurant. On the menu: homemade charcuterie, ethically sourced oysters, and inventive cocktails.

Exterior of restaurant, Chez Ma Tante

Chez Ma Tante 7 min. walk

Within the confines of its white-washed brick walls, Chez Ma Tante serves dishes that blend Canadian, European, and authentic New York influences. Don’t sleep on the chips with garlic aioli, kohlrabi and apple salad, and grilled pork shoulder.