For one of the best burgers in the city. Grab a resy at the bar and grab a beer & a burger for a classic (but elevated) Red Hook dinner.
For a New-American food hot spot serving up brunch, lunch & dinner. Bonus! Fort Defiance also has a fun General Store in the front full of B classics, fresh fruit and veg & coffees to-go.
For our favorite BBQ in NYC. Protip: When you’re standing on line, make sure you grab a drink from the bar so that the waiting doesn’t seem too bad. We love the queso mac & cheese, pulled pork, cornbread and pickles and typically take it all to-go for a picnic by the water.
For probably the most iconic Red Hook bite. You’ve seen them in your grocery stores, but nothing beats the real thing of grabbing a mini key lime pie to grab on your way to a walk down the pier. PS - in the summer they do frozen pies dipped in chocolate!
For a shot & a beer and a trip back in time. We love how Sunny’s transports you to the maritime world of Red Hook. Stop by on a Sunday afternoon to catch the folk jam sessions happening in the back room. It’s also super fun to grab a sammie from the Court Street Grocers annex and bring it over to Sunny’s to enjoy with a bevvy.
For the neighborhood's natural wine store. Stop by for a bottle (or two) and bring it to the park to sip on with your Hometown BBQ.
For that afternoon pick-me-up after all of the shopping and food. This is a chill & casual coffee spot to load up on caffeine or sit and sip a latte for a while.
For vintage & handmade home goods curated to perfection. Stop by for a gift for your friend that loves hosting, or for a new blanket to update your linen collection.
For one-of-a-kind wearable pieces. Each pair of pants, sweatshirt, shirt is sewn by hand using textiles that are unique and limited in quantity. This shop is a mystical haven in the middle of Brooklyn.
For a classic, perfectly intentionally tattered record shop that feels like a fixture of the neighborhood. This kooky spot will have a hold on you for hours while you flip through their amazing collection.
For gallery exhibitions, performing art showcases and an interactive arts space in the neighborhood. This artist and scientist-led nonprofit cultural center provides artists, musicians, scientists, technologists, community organizers, and educators the resources and platform they need to expand their practices.
If it isn’t obvious yet, we love going to Red Hook for amazing food that you can take to-go and bring to the park. We especially love the Louis Valentino Park and Pier where you can get a perfect view of Lady Lib in a tree-shaded picnic spot.