Our 12 favorite places in the neighborhood.
February 17, 2023
Celebrate a team win with ceviche and cocktails at this Peruvian restaurant in Gowanus.
October 3, 2023
Kiosko 787 is a takeout-only spot in Gowanus serving sandwiches, pernill, empanadillas, and other satisfying Puerto Rican classics.
September 8, 2023
At this wacky restaurant in Gowanus, the fun setting and straightforward Italian dishes overshadow the more experimental food.
July 6, 2023
Upstairs at Public Records is a futuristic listening lounge in Gowanus where you can sink into a couch and hear some rare vinyl.
June 14, 2023
The Gowanus outpost of Nene's Taqueria is smaller—but more organized—than the original Bushwick location.
February 16, 2023
At this Gowanus brewery, you can drink a rye saison while you play a board game and eat some pizza that you grabbed on the way over.
September 30, 2022
Alma Negra is a cute Mexican spot in Park Slope with above-average food and good cocktails.
July 14, 2022
F.O.B. is a casual Filipino restaurant in Carroll Gardens with a big back patio.
January 14, 2022
Claro is a great Oaxacan-inspired restaurant that’s even better when you’re sitting in the backyard.
Runner & Stone is a casual cafe in Gowanus that makes excellent baked goods.
Lavender Lake could get away with being a just great bar with a large outdoor patio. However, it scores extra points from us for putting some care into curating a small but solid selection of bar snacks and entree sized plates.
Fletcher's serves up some great pulled pork, and is a solid local BBQ stop if you're around Gowanus. We just wouldn't travel for it.
Public Records is a restaurant/bar with a music venue in Gowanus. If you want to listen to some vinyl and have a good cocktail, it’s a great option.
October 23, 2019
Kittery is a Maine-themed restaurant in Carroll Gardens where they put lobster on their signature burger and have Happy Hour everyday.
July 23, 2018
The Gowanus location of Dinosaur BBQ is a huge space that’s an ideal place to come with big groups.
Littleneck is a seafood place in Gowanus that looks like a clam shack you’d find on Cape Cod.
Surfish is a two-floor Peruvian restaurant in Gowanus where you can make a meal out of different types of ceviches.
Brooklyn Pizza Market is a takeout pizza spot in Carroll Gardens with a joint Star Wars/New York Jets theme.
Baba’s Pierogies is a bright, modern-looking spot in Gowanus that serves a bunch of different types of pierogies.
The Meat Hook is a butcher in Williamsburg that operates a restaurant inside Threes Brewing in Gowanus.
Givers and Takers is an under-the-radar bar in Gowanus with a nice little patio.
June 1, 2018
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The Roof is a big rooftop bar on top of Whole Foods in Gowanus and it’s a surprisingly nice place to hang out.
Kick Axe Throwing is a place in Gowanus where you can drink beer while you learn how to throw an axe.
May 10, 2018
Ghenet is an Ethiopian restaurant on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus.
March 7, 2018