A guide for your small town urges. Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens only, with a loving glance at Red Hook. Focus on local joints. Updated for 2015.
eleven dollar cocktails, properly made. if isiah is behind the bar, then you are in luck. there's a garden in the back. avoid on friday or saturdays. cash only.
with its dim lighting and a tiny woodburning stove in the back, it feels a bit like a journey into civil war america. relaxed, comfortable fare done with flair.
if concerned about the quality of your espresso drink, then you should go here. you'll encounter 28 strollers inside, but the cortados are the best in the area.
you go here for the décor and a well-made cocktail, and perhaps some finger food. they're good at that. don't stay long because it can get annoyingly crowded.
an unpretentious space to satisfy your cravings for spätzle. made by hand each day, the menu always features three or four variations. there's a fireplace too.
on the list because they stand out for doing something different: an old fashion soda parlor. competes with chocolate room on court street for my affection.
when jerry bagel was the owner, his colorful staff kept customers happy and provocatively entertained on summer nights. he died and with it a bit of the vibe.
records, taxidermy, coffee. sommer is often behind the counter. she's a bona fide, hard-working, sweet-natured DIY-punk jersey girl. drip coffee only.
there's overlap between prime meats and frankies: same owners, similar farmer chic modus operandi, but only frankies excels. they've stayed true to their roots.
chef hugo creates exquisite high-end mexican fare, humbly served in a space that evokes a gulf coast palapa. fun and relaxed. garden in the back.