Cole's Brooklyn Favorites
Roberta's Pizza is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

1. Roberta's Pizza

9.5
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 749 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: There are zero bad things on the menu, but the Lil' Stinker is one of the absolute best.

Dollar Pizza is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

2. Dollar Pizza

8.2
1278 Fulton St (at Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 13 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: It's the best $1 slice of pizza you'll ever have. Plus, super convenient spot right outside the Nostrand Ave. stop.

Bedouin Tent is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

3. Bedouin Tent

9.0
405 Atlantic Ave (at Bond St), Brooklyn, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Boerum Hill · 109 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The falafel sandwich is killer. The fresh pita takes it over the top. Cash only though, be warned.

The Black Swan is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

4. The Black Swan

8.5
1048 Bedford Ave (btwn Lafayette Ave & Clifton Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Gastropub · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 211 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: This is a damn near perfect pub. The weeknight mussels & fries special is crazy, but can't go wrong with the Camden.

Beast of Bourbon is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

5. Beast of Bourbon

710 Myrtle Ave (btwn Spencer & Walworth St), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 83 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Drink an IPA (they have so much craft beer) and eat Hillbilly Nachos (they're the ultimate gourmet stoner food fantasy) and listen to some loud rock 'n' roll.

718 Cyclery is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

6. 718 Cyclery

9.0
254 3rd Ave (at Union St), Brooklyn, NY
Bike Shop · Gowanus · 19 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: They stock All City and Surly bikes, plus parts, plus they host free classes. No more excuses; get here and saddle up!

Berg'n is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

7. Berg'n

9.0
899 Bergen St (btwn Classon & Franklin Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beer Bar · Crown Heights · 157 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Berg'n rocks. Tons of beer (and other drinks), tons of food options, tons of space, and tons of style.

King Tai is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

8. King Tai

8.8
1095 Bergen St (at Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Crown Heights · 25 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Small space with a cool vibe. Leave your inhibitions at home and order a tropical cocktail. Or, ask the bartender to make you a proper Aviation, with gin and crème de violette.

Prince Deli & Smoke Shop is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

9. Prince Deli & Smoke Shop

6.3
1318 Fulton St (btwn Nostrand & New York Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Deli / Bodega · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 3 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Best spot for a cheap breakfast sandwich in the neighborhood (they use real eggs). Clean with a friendly staff, too!

Franklin Park is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

10. Franklin Park

8.9
618 Saint Johns Pl (btwn Classon & Franklin Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Crown Heights · 162 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Late at night, on the weekends, this place turns into a de facto nightclub, with DJs and dancing. I prefer daytime, when the patio is super low key, and perfect for day drinking.

Two Saints is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

11. Two Saints

8.3
753 Nostrand Ave (at St. John's Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Crown Heights · 20 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: This is a stylish and subtly sexy cocktail bar. The drink with Tito's vodka and spicy honey is super good.

Butter & Scotch is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

12. Butter & Scotch

8.8
818 Franklin Ave (at Union St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Crown Heights · 73 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: After you've knocked back a Disco Nap, try the Honeychile Rider, with gin, passion fruit, lemon, spicy honey, and tiki bitters. Exotic and delicious!

Branch Ofc. is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

13. Branch Ofc.

8.6
225 Rogers Ave (at Union St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Crown Heights · 18 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Stylish with serious cocktails. If it's warm out, check out the awesome backyard. If it's not, play some pinball.

The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

14. The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

9.3
514 Union St (btwn 3rd Ave & Nevins St), Gowanus, NY
Bar · Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY · 165 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: It feels like you've stepped onto a Wes Anderson set. Don't feel like paying for a shuffleboard court? Check out life-size Jenga!

Project Parlor is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

15. Project Parlor

8.5
742 Myrtle Ave (btwn Sandford St & Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 50 tips and reviews

Christine W.Christine Wagenheim: They have a backyard that's great for hanging in during the summer and super nice staff.

Barboncino is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

16. Barboncino

9.4
781 Franklin Ave (btwn St Johns & Lincoln Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Crown Heights · 199 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Oh my goodness. This is good pizza. Best pizza in the neighborhood, even. Start with the excellent margherita and explore the menu from there.

The Crown Inn is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

17. The Crown Inn

9.0
724 Franklin Ave (at Park Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Crown Heights · 80 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The bar has a killer soundtrack. Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, etc. Get a draft beer, let the music give you some mojo, and make new friends.

Paulie Gee’s is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

18. Paulie Gee’s

9.5
60 Greenpoint Ave (btwn Franklin St & West St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Greenpoint · 354 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Tally up another tip for the Hellboy. I wasn't sure about honey on a pizza, but it's one of the best slices I've ever had. Mike's Hot Honey perfectly complements the soppressata.

Güeros is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

19. Güeros

8.9
605 Prospect Pl (at Franklin Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Taco Place · Crown Heights · 172 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Tacos: al pastor, carnitas, and chorizo. Do those. Thirsty? Margarita (with fresh juice) on the rocks.

Peaches Hothouse is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

20. Peaches Hothouse

9.2
415 Tompkins Ave (at Hancock St), Brooklyn, NY
Fried Chicken Joint · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 240 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Look, I love spicy. And I love Nashville fried chicken. But I've never tasted anything spicier than the extra hot chicken here. If you're not sure, start with the hot chicken.

Cent'Anni is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

21. Cent'Anni

9.1
742 Franklin Ave (at Sterling Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Italian Restaurant · Crown Heights · 89 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Homemade pasta plus homemade sauce equals ecstasy. I picked pappardelle with pomodoro (and a bottle of Pinot Noir, of course) but you can't make a mistake here.

Friends and Lovers is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

22. Friends and Lovers

8.2
641 Classon Ave (at Dean St), Brooklyn, NY
Nightclub · Prospect Heights · 44 tips and reviews

Todd D.Todd Dragoo: Don't remember a thing about it. Must be good.

Bunsmith is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

23. Bunsmith

8.9
789 Franklin Ave (btwn Lincoln & St Johns Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Asian Restaurant · Crown Heights · 47 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Two buns for a snack, three or more for a meal. Bulgogi and spicy Korean fried chicken killed it.

Chuko is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

24. Chuko

9.3
565 Vanderbilt Ave (Pacific), Brooklyn, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 361 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Yo, this ramen is spectacular, but first you need to order a Japanese IPA and snack on the spicy crispy Brussels sprouts. (And then get the miso ramen).

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

25. Brooklyn Bridge Park

9.7
Main St (Plymouth St), Brooklyn, NY
Park · DUMBO · 353 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Probably my favorite park in NYC, in part because of the skyline views but mostly because of the Michael Van Valkenburgh design.

Bagel Pub is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

26. Bagel Pub

8.6
775 Franklin Ave (corner of St.Johns), Brooklyn, NY
Bagel Shop · Crown Heights · 49 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Rescue yourself with an Everything bagel with scallion cream cheese. Line is long but everything moves quickly.

Nagle's Bagels is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

27. Nagle's Bagels

7.5
728 Franklin Ave (btwn Park & Sterling), Brooklyn, NY
Bagel Shop · Crown Heights · 19 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: It's hard to pick a favorite Franklin Ave bagel spot, now that Bagel Pub is open, but the cozy charm here puts it ahead for me.

Chavela's is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

28. Chavela's

9.3
736 Franklin Ave (at Sterling Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Crown Heights · 259 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The tacos are top notch, and only $2 during happy hour ($3 normally). Try the sweet chicken mole, the bistec, and the carne enchilada.

Lavender Lake is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

29. Lavender Lake

9.1
383 Carroll St (at Bond St), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Gowanus · 148 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The fried Brussels sprouts are not messing around. Eat them and drink too many beers in the stellar backyard.

Threes Brewing is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

30. Threes Brewing

9.4
333 Douglass St (at 4th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Brewery · Boerum Hill · 140 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Ugh this place is so idyllic. Even in the winter, the backyard rules (heated tent). The perfect spot for day drinking their awesome craft beer and eating their munchies.

Bike Slug is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

31. Bike Slug

8.4
1050 Bedford Ave (at Lafayette Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Bike Shop · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 10 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: A very good and friendly bike shop. They fix your stuff for not a lot of money, and you can go upstairs to drink beer at Black Swan while they do it. Also, dope name.

Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

32. Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen

8.9
1058 Bedford Ave (btwn Lafayette Ave & Clifton Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 50 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: This place is adorable. Idyllic. Maybe even perfect. Counter Culture coffee & the mind-blowing avocado smash are keys to a leisurely weekend breakfast.

Emily is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

33. Emily

9.5
919 Fulton St (btwn Clinton & Waverly Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Clinton Hill · 237 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The Emily burger is the stupidest, most delicious burger within AT LEAST a mile radius. Get there early because they often run out.

Freehold is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

34. Freehold

9.2
45 S 3rd St (btwn Kent Ave & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 136 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Pretty sure this is the epicenter of the 'Williamsburg cool kid' scene. Coffee shop by day, lounge and club by night, awesome all the time.

Devoción is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

35. Devoción

9.3
69 Grand St (btwn Kent Ave & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Williamsburg · 166 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: The absolute encapsulation of every design trend right now. And that's a good thing. That said, this isn't an every day café, unless you really like blowing cash.

Sunny's is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

36. Sunny's

9.4
253 Conover St (at Beard St), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Red Hook · 62 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: This place is incredible. It might be the perfect neighborhood bar. And $2 for a beer in NYC? Unreal.

Rockaway Beach Surf Club is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

37. Rockaway Beach Surf Club

9.2
302 Beach 87th St, Queens, NY
Beach Bar · Hammels · 41 tips and reviews

David B.David Ban: Laid back bar with rotating surf-art shows for the public, and board storage/showers for monthly members. Brandon & Brady are wizards with a welder and have built a totally unique space. Great vibe.

Saraghina is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

38. Saraghina

9.4
435 Halsey St (at Lewis Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 180 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Delicious & fresh food, but a bit pricey considering it's cash only. The Marinara pizza with anchovies & black olives was great, but very salty.

39. Have & Meyer Chatteria

9.2
103 Havermeyer St (Hope St), Brooklyn, NY
Wine Bar · Williamsburg · 12 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Lovely little wine bar, perfect for afternoon sipping with the windows open or a cozy evening date. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable — take a chance on their recommendation for orange wine.

Olmsted is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

40. Olmsted

9.0
659 Vanderbilt Ave (Park Pl), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 43 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Dreamy, delightful meal. Their take on crab rangoons and deviled eggs are perfect, but you should try a range of everything. Make a reservation a few weeks in advance and plan a little double date.

41. Franny's

9.2
348 Flatbush Ave (btwn Sterling Pl & 8th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · North Slope · 225 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Everything you've heard is true. The pizzas and pastas are both damn near perfect. Order lots, and let them guide you through the big Italian wine list — you're sure to find a nice bottle.

Grand Army is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

42. Grand Army

9.2
336 State St (at Hoyt St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Boerum Hill · 56 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Come through during happy hour for dollar oysters. They have super unique sauces that come in little dropper bottles. Beautiful interior, too.

43. Maison Premiere

9.5
298 Bedford Ave (btwn S 1st & Grand St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Williamsburg · 417 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: Clearly, this is the best date spot in town. The oyster selection is marvelous, and the vibe is swanky and confident. I skipped the absinthe drip, but the absinthe cocktails are wonderful.

The Food Sermon is one of Cole's Brooklyn Favorites.

44. The Food Sermon

9.4
355 Rogers Ave (btwn Sullivan Pl & Montgomery St), Brooklyn, NY
Caribbean Restaurant · Crown Heights · 33 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: I missed the SBS walking up Rogers, and I didn't mean to stop, but the door was open and it smelled heavenly. Jerk chicken, brown rice, red beans, spicy tomato sauce, and BYOB drinks — perfection.