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Ba’sik

In a move to shed the usual trappings of the cocktail bar and all its accoutrements, Ba'sik is a pretty—not precious—bar that could be today's version of Cheers minus Sam…

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Clover Club

Arguably Brooklyn's first proper cocktail bar, Clover Club has come to be more a beloved local that happens to make some of the best cocktails in New York. A massive…

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Extra Fancy

Extra Fancy is technically a restaurant, but really, it's a restaurant hiding inside a dive-y cocktail bar. This long, wavy countertop is home to some of Brooklyn's goofiest bartenders who can…

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Marlow & Sons

With its dark farmhouse vibe, closely nestled tables and handwritten menus, Marlow & Sons, which opened in 2004, remains the poster child for the Brooklyn restaurant. Do as the Brooklyners…

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Fette Sau

One of the pioneers of New York City's current A-game barbecue scene, Williamsburg's Fette Sau is also home to one of the best American whiskey lists in the city, which…

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Five Leaves

This Williamsburg stronghold was one of the restaurants that put the neighborhood on the map before Urban Outfitters and Dunkin' Donuts arrived. It still churns out beautiful food to match…

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Char No. 4

You'll find Southern-inspired staples like shrimp and grits and deviled eggs, and even smoked and fried pork nuggets, on the menu at this popular Cobble Hill restaurant. But a seat…

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Maison Premiere

Equal parts Belle Epoque Paris, old French Quarter New Orleans and modern-day Brooklyn, Maison Premiere is a stage of precise service and misty nostalgia that inspires suspension of disbelief without exposing…

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Vinegar Hill House

When a winding walk through DUMBO, Brooklyn's old waterfront warehouse neighborhood, deposits you at the door of a rustic, romantic charmer like Vinegar Hill House, you know you're in good…