Casual, narrow luncheonette in Bushwick. The subdued colors are accented by red plastic chairs reminiscent of grade school, a high bookshelf lined with cookbooks, and a hanging hornet’s nest in the window. Don’t be misled by the name; Dan’s grandfather, Fritz, was a Swiss restaurateur, but Fritzl’s menu is mostly American, save for some Mexican-influenced snacks, like the baja shrimp cocktail tostada, salsa-brined chicken wings, and blood sausage tamale. Skip the fried chicken-sandwich and opt instead for his prized burger, a salty mix of beef cheek and chuck meat. Beyond the sandwiches, Fritzl’s menu offers simple pastas, including tasty ricotta dumplings topped with flavorful shredded peekytoe crab. The pork ribs, though nicely seasoned, are more bone than meat.
Decorated with antique birdcages and portraits of dignified Brits, resto-bar Dear Bushwick is a beacon of coziness on an otherwise bleak block. On the Anglicized cocktail menu, there’s $5 wine punch and an Aperol-heavy Iron Lady for $10.
A taste of country living has taken root in deep Brooklyn. Opened in June, Montana’s Trail House recreates a sliver of the backwoods in a former auto repair shop. Hitch your bike to the front rail of this homey cabin on a triangular lot. The walls of the oddly shaped, intimate rooms are clad in salvaged barn wood and decorated with kitschy pieces of Americana, including old axes, sports pennants and a faded Colonial-era flag. Vegan alert: There is real taxidermy on the wall.
We make Brigadeiro - Brazil's favorite sweet. Deliciously made with condensed milk, our sweets has an unique, velvety and smooth texture. All natural, organic, gluten free & handmade in Brooklyn. Now serving delicious coffee & tea.
Café Ghia (est. 2011) is a neighborhood spot in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn serving brunch seven days a week. We offer daily specials as well as coffee + tea and a full bar including signature cocktails, and a curated selection of wines and draft and bottled beers. The space is available in the evenings for private parties and special events.
Located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the Condor Hotel is an affordable, premium hotel designed to be an inviting oasis, unique to Brooklyn Hotels, for both leisure and business travelers. Also, those seeking corporate lodging in Brooklyn, close proximity to Brooklyn attractions, or simply looking for extended stay hotels in Brooklyn NY, will find the Condor to be an ideal option. Guest arrivals are met with a warm smile and the feeling of a true service ethic. Guests take full advantage of our proximity to local shopping, Brooklyn restaurants and cafes, convenient Brooklyn public transportation, and can be in “The City” in no time. The Condor yet retains its insulated, refined environment and decidedly serene character. Our rooms echo this sense of serenity, unmatched in other Brooklyn boutique hotels, with our signature Condor PlushDreams bed, soothing, upscale décor, and an expanded menu of guest amenities. We continue this concept in the design of the guest Living Room and Garden, two areas conceived as tranquil corners for meeting friends or socializing with other guests. These are just a few of the little extras that are not found at other Williamsburg Brooklyn hotels. These elements comprise the full Condor experience. We believe life is in the details, a series of moments, each of which contributes to the total experience. Our mission is to assure the time spent at the Condor will be highlighted by indulgent moments. Our goal: to have our guests enjoy each Condor “moment,” these the results of both planned and spontaneous guest interactions.
A 10-minute drive from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barclays Center, this standard budget hotel is less than a block from a subway station. Simple rooms have free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers; suites add an extra sitting room and whirlpool tubs. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast and a 24-hour front desk.
Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Arena Hotel, the premiere upscale boutique stay in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights / Bedford-Stuyvesant. We effortlessly mingle contemporary amenities, thoughtfully appointed accommodations, and warm hospitality – convivial essentials missing among downtown Brooklyn hotels. In addition to these key ingredients for an exceptional stay, our location is ideal among hotels in Brooklyn. Close in proximity to us, you'll find the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Prospect Park, Park Slope, Fifth Avenue Shopping, Barclays Center, Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan. Explore nearby NYC attractions.
Take refuge in the extra bedroom of our beautiful loft in a converted factory. Our sunny and spacious bohemian paradise is steps from the L train, minutes to the city, and situated between up-and-coming Bushwick and hip Williamsburg. The space is a carefully curated haven. With 15 foot ceilings, huge industrial windows, and a perfect view of Manhattan from the Freedom Tower to the Bronx, you're sure to get inspired during your stay. The spare bedroom is comfortably minimal. A mosquito netted bed up the stairs in the lofted sleeping area comfortably fits two, plus there's a blowup mattress to accommodate a third guest if need be.
Welcome to HOTEL BLISS NY in BROOKLYN. An exciting choice for visitors to New York City, Hotel Bliss in Brooklyn welcomes the discerning traveler who appreciates sophistication, style, and value. The standard for a Brooklyn boutique hotel, Hotel Bliss invites guests to enjoy an environment where superior service and distinctive surroundings create a unique experience.
The Cobra Club is a community center of sorts - combining a yoga studio that offers calm, meditative classes, and a café that serves beer, wine and a curated menu of locally-sourced comfort foods. The Cobra Club will fill a necessary niche in the rapidly evolving neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn and is aimed at local patrons who find that they have to commute to other neighborhoods and boroughs to enjoy themselves. Founders Nikki Koch, Julia Huffman and Dana Bushman have 20+ years of experience in the arts, hospitality & service industries combined, and through the Cobra Club hope to introduce new people to the benefits of yoga in a non-competitive environment with a focus on self-awareness and injury prevention.
Don’t expect to find any reclaimed-wood tables or cocktails served in Mason jars at this Bushwick hole-in-the-wall. Former rave promoter John Barclay opened this 1,900-square-foot club as an antidote to the rampant twee artisanalization of North Brooklyn. See, you don’t come to Bossa Nova to twist your mustache; you come here to drink and dance, though not in that unce-unce-unce megaclub kind of way. A tropically themed bar (think banana-leaf wallpaper and strategically placed pineapples) lubricates the young and festive with $6 drafts and $9 cocktails; the D.J.’s (including Lloydski from Roberta’s Tiki Disco parties) take care of the rest, pumping out techno and house-leaning jams via a stellar sound system.
This comfortable 60-seat black box (up some seriously steep stairs) is a mere block and a half from the subway, and only 15 minutes on the L train from Union Square. The space supports up-and-coming stage talent and also presents avant-garde veterans such as Target Margin Theater, as well as a variety of performance art and multimedia performances.
The specialty-cocktail list — sporting an assortment of classic drinks, from Dark and Stormies and Brooklyns, and more unusual options like the Beatnik (beet-infused vodka, ginger, lemon, apple)— is a collection of Tandem's co-owners and sisters Jane and Cathy Virga. The changing snack menu includes dishes like artichoke and kale dip, grass-fed meatballs, and a chocolate pudding. Jane cooks it all “using really nice ingredients.” While Cathy worked on Wall Street by day (she comes to the bar at night), Jane scoured the five boroughs, upstate, and New Jersey for Tandem’s reclaimed décor. The bar came from Build It Green! NYC, a nonprofit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials, via an Elks Lodge in Elmhurst. Some windows and pieces of decorative glass inside are scrap glass from Frank Gehry’s IAC building in Chelsea, the remnants from an exhibition at the Center for Architecture. The handmade, ceramic tile walls and tabletops, and the ceramic beer cups (all designed by Jane) are the rare “new” pieces at Tandem. — Karen Bookatz
There's not much the Silent Barn doesn't do. With a weekly dinner hosting, nightly activities in counterculture, an active roster of live performance events and a cheap bar, this Bushwick-Ridgewood venue has become a favorite among local artists. Multiple spaces in its adjacent units.
Fox & Fawn distinguishes itself by stocking sought-after designer brands for relatively low prices. The small, tucked-away shop buys, sells, and trades for apparel like linen jumpers, Betsy Johnson dresses, men’s YSL and Balenciaga button-ups, and Comme des Garçons tees, much of it compiled during the owner’s West Coast excursions. The store has a comfortable, lived-in vibe, with creaky wooden floors, framed art from local artists adorning the walls, and open space in the center for monthly art shows, concerts, and booze-fueled neighborhood parties. The well-edited apparel is replenished sporadically from vintage enthusiasts who stop in to sell or swap. The real lure, however, is the impressive collection of designer shoes displayed on built-in bookshelves, including Marc Jacobs platform wedges, Charlotte Ronson and Michael Kors sandals, and pumps from Manolo Blahnik and Yves Saint Laurent, most for under $100. — Lauren Murrow
The first store, in williamsburg, opened in 1997. at only 900 square feet, it was a humble little thing. due to brisk, and heavy demand, however, the store quickly transformed into a fashion destination, and as such, needed more space. carrie peterson, the store’s founder, needed a solid partner. sam fogarino, the first employee, initially filled that role. after sam moved on to a full-fledged music career, cindy wheeler, who came to the beacon as a manager in 1999, took the reins. still owned and operated by carrie and cindy, the store made a big move in november of 2002, to a 6000 square foot warehouse across from the brooklyn brewery on north 11th st, which was later taken over by vice media in 2014. on march 29th, 2014, this original store made its biggest move to date by unveiling its new space at 74 guernsey st. in greenpoint. the glorious 7500 square foot clothing paradise at 74 guernsey in greenpoint will remain home for the beacon's closet flagship store for the foreseeable future!
Used books / Buy & sell / Beer & wine / Hot & iced coffee & things / Readings, meetings, DJ's, etc. Happy hour 6-8. Open till Midnight every night.
Fine & Raw new chocolate laboratory in Bushwick is the modern-day version of Willy Wonka’s factory. Pits full of cocoa beans from all over the world sit on the floor, jury-rigged machines stir melted chocolate, and scraps of gold wrapping paper rest on a picnic table.
Hops & Hocks is a beer, charcuterie, and provisions shop committed to thoughtfully sourcing quality products.