Best Things to Do In Brooklyn

Bars & Nightlife

Interior of Sauvage

905 Lorimer St 7 min. walk

Sauvage is French for ‘wild’ or ‘natural’ and this Greenpoint restaurant has a naturalist wine menu to match. From brunch and lunch through to dinner and dessert, this spot serves it all, but don’t miss the main draw: hand-crafted cocktails at its white-marble bar.

Cocktails at Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave 15 min. walk

Step off Bedford Avenue and into the Big Easy at Maison Premiere, a cocktail bar with an outdoor garden. Be sure to make a reservation: these New Orleans-style cocktails, oysters, and small plates are in high demand.

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.

Interior of Tørst

615 Manhattan Ave 8 min. walk

What do you get when you combine a Momofuku research lab chef and a beer sommelier from DBGB? TØRST, a hip, wood-clad Danish bar doing boutique beers and a compact food menu that’s making Scandinavian food cool.

Interior of Kinfolk

90 Wythe Ave 2 min. walk

As seems to be the mainstay with boutique shops in New York, Kinfolk sources the highest quality designers to develop lasting products and unique experiences, but draws in street traffic with coffee, cocktails, and rotating DJs.

Interior of Hotel Delmano

82 Berry St 5 min. walk

Hotel Delmano isn’t a hotel at all, but a Williamsburg cocktail bar in 19th-century digs. Go for the original cocktail menu and 100-bottle wine list, and stay for an exceptional raw bar specializing in a seasonal oyster selection.

Interior of Donna in Brooklyn

27 Broadway 9 min. by car

Head off the beaten path to Donna, a hip cocktail bar underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. Unlike its industrial surroundings, its interior design by Home Studios makes it the perfect spot for a rum-driven cocktail, delicious tacos, and live music throughout the week.