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The Gowanus outpost of Nene's Taqueria is smaller—but more organized—than the original Bushwick location.
Wild East Brewing Co.
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.
Alma Negra is a cute Mexican spot in Park Slope with above-average food and good cocktails.
F.O.B. is a casual Filipino restaurant in Carroll Gardens with a big back patio.
Runner & Stone
Runner & Stone is a casual cafe in Gowanus that makes excellent baked goods.
Fletcher's Brooklyn BBQ
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.
Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills makes some of the best ice cream in NYC. And this Gowanus location has a roof. Go eat ice cream on it.
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.
Brooklyn Pizza Market
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
The Meat Hook is a butcher in Williamsburg that operates a restaurant inside Threes Brewing in Gowanus.
Givers and Takers
Givers and Takers is an under-the-radar bar in Gowanus with a nice little patio.
Kick Axe Throwing
Kick Axe Throwing is a place in Gowanus where you can drink beer while you learn how to throw an axe.
Ghenet is an Ethiopian restaurant on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Royal Palms is a great place to day drink while also doing an “activity.”