2 Toms Restaurant 255 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY11215 This Italian restaurant is run by the family of one of the two men--both named Tom--who opened it in the 1940s.…More There is no written menu; one of the owners, who also waits the tables, tells diners the options. Popular items include the clam, mussel and shrimp dishes, as well as the famously gigantic steaks and pork chops. Since Two Toms is frequently reserved for private parties, diners are advised to call ahead. Payment is cash only.
5 Burro Cafe 127 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY11231 5 Burro Cafe is a Mexican restaurant located on Columbia Street in the Waterfront District. Come here for fun…More vibes and a large menu featuring classics like chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos and more (items can be modified to accommodate vegetarian patrons), plus a full bar. There is also a large outdoor seating area used in seasonable weather.
61 Local 61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY11201 61 Local serves food and beer from local sources. The simple menu offers four tantalizing choices: hard cheese plates,…More cured meat plates (with Brooklyn-cured country pate), ricotta toast and soft cheese plates (3 pungent farmstead cheeses with roasted red grapes and toasted raisin walnut bread). All are washed down with local brews.
Abilene 442 Court St, Brooklyn, NY11231 Abilene is a large bar and restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating. It has a variety of beers on tap, including Bass,…More Blue Moon, Blue Point, Brooklyn Lager, Guinness, Sierra, Six Point IPA and Stella. Standard bar food is also offered, including barbeque and buffalo wings, cheese fries, nacho platter, beef and veggie burger and much more. A popular spot for brunch on the weekends, Abilene has a cozy indoor corner lounge.
This Columbia Waterfront District bar is located at the intersection of high-end Mexican cuisine and an amazing New…More York vista. Come here for a menu featuring mole, enchiladas, rellenos and veggie tacos al pastor. These all go well with Alma's roof deck (open-air in summer; sealed and heated in winter), from which you can watch the sun set over lower Manhattan's towering skyscrapers.
If you're not quite ready to leave after dinner, stop in at the B61 bar downstairs. It's open daily until 4am. Be sure to consult Alma's official Web site for photos and information on private parties and catering.
Angry Wade's 224 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY11231 The distinctive one-story red building that houses this Smith Street bar is difficult to miss. Inside, it features a…More usually busy pool table, darts and a working fireplace. Snacks such as chicken fingers and french fries are available, along with free popcorn. Angry Wade's is also a popular neighborhood hangout to watch sports.
Apartment 138 is owned by the same group of Brooklyn natives that run Bar Matchless in Greenpoint, Public Assembly in…More Williamsburg and Bar Four in Park Slope. While live music is centrally featured at those three businesses, Apartment 138 is solely a bar and restaurant. More than that, though, it is a place for meeting up and hanging out.
Apartment 138 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the kitchen is open until the bar closes. The menu offers a wide array of mostly American cuisine. From chicken wings to seafood paella, there's pretty much something for everyone. Delivery is also available after 5pm.
Downstairs is a game room which features a pool table, fooseball, a "Pac-Man/Galaga" arcade game and a digital jukebox. There is also a spacious backyard patio deck.