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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Basketball Stadium
“Home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball games plus a venue for concerts & boxing matches”
  • 601 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The five-floor Atlantic Terminal Mall features major retailers, including Target, Victoria's Secret, Men's Wearhouse, Chuck E. Cheese's, Bath & Body Works.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A friend who grew up in the area once said she could never quite figure out whether al di là was a great restaurant 15 years ago or whether it was still great according to the standards of 15 years ago. Regardless, this Park Slope mainstay, though beloved, doesn’t quite earn its estimable 90-minute wait times. The highlights here include the shaved-zucchini salad, topped with flakes of Pecorino and chile pepper, and the Swiss chard-and-ricotta malfatti. And it’s often easier to find a spot at the around-the-corner wine bar, which shares a kitchen with the main dining room.”
  • 132 locals recommend
“Barbés is a cozy bar with great cocktails and an incredible music lineup every night of the week!”
  • 134 locals recommend
“Very popular with the well to do and those wanting to breed. Has been played out for a while, but you can still find some good place to eat, drink, and shop. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
“Shuffleboard courts (like full-sized courts with a broom-like contraption and everything) draw playful crowds to this big bar with food trucks & occasional live music. While you wait for a court to open up, borrow board games or cards from their giant collection. Great for large groups.”
  • 104 locals recommend
“Upstairs in this bi-level bar, boozers chomp miniburgers and nip at microbrews like Sixpoint in the gentlemen’s-club–style anteroom (decorated with Soviet-era globes, paintings of fez-capped men, fireplaces)—before battling it out on the clay bocce courts. Downstairs, spectators are treated to a rotating roster of live talent, such as blaring bands, comedians and a monthly science night.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The best cocktail menu in Brooklyn PLUS incredible food and gorgeous atmosphere!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Pretzel and Chive Dumplings. Korean Fried Chicken. Buy the cookbook when you are there!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Check the website for upcoming shows. Mainly low key comedy or podcast live shows. They do dance parties too. Fun venue. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Most people don't come to NYC for BBQ, but Dinosaur serves up delicious food & drinks, and it's great for groups and families!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Stumptown coffee, casual lunch fare & housemade baked goods in a chill, modern storefront setting.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Prospect Park is a great place for people-watching and picnicking. If you're here in the summer, check out the Celebrate Brooklyn schedule for free concerts. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“This North Slope favorite serves the best of Israeli cuisine and is the rare standout in an area that’s full of good, but not great, brunch spots. The Mediterranean crispy dough and the burekas are favorites, though really the only way to go wrong is not getting an order of labneh to share, and regardless of whether your dish comes with it, ask for a side of the spicy harissa.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“PIE! And really good pie at that. They have a big communal table and I've witnessed a few interviews taking place here. Great vibe. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Climbing Gym
“Climbing gym for all ages, including kids. Spend a few hours indoors to beat the heat (or cold) and test your bouldering skills or take a lesson. ”
  • 44 locals recommend