If you’re looking to drink truly excellent beer and have some very good food with it, Tørst is one of your best options in the city. They’ve been pouring a daily-rotating selection of impressive draught beer (as well as a rare bottle list) for years, and they just started serving a full food menu that’s part American, part Danish, and part Mexican. Besides the beer and food, it’s also important to know that above all Tørst is just a really great place to hang. Imagine a Swedish sauna, but replace the naked sweaty people with clothed tipsy people, and turn the lights down low - that’s what you can expect to see at Tørst. And if that doesn’t sound fun to you, just come and see it for yourself.
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Five Leaves has been a Brooklyn hipster staple since 2008. We don't love it as much as other people seem to, but brunch is good, they do a solid burger, and the scene is always entertaining.
Selamat Pagi is a Balinese restaurant in Greenpoint that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster is a great place for affordable seafood in Brooklyn.
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Mayfield is the neighborhood place you wish you had in your neighborhood. Unless you live in Crown Heights, in which case it's in your neighborhood.
Pies ‘n’ Thighs
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.
P.J. Clarke’s has been rocking a good burger for decades. Let’s give the elders some credit. The only thing we don’t like about P.J. Clarke’s is that it’s almost always insufferably busy.
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Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
Ponyboy is a restaurant/bar in Greenpoint, and it’s where you go when it’s after 10pm and you’re looking for a place to dance.
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