Looking for a place to unwind in Bed-Stuy? Look no farther – Venture has compiled a list of all the top local hangouts.
393 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn 11233
Enjoy home style fried chicken, grits and barbecue at this local hotspot that is “as comfortable as your grandmother’s dining room.” Order big or go home – it’s hard to stick to just one plate of this highly addictive comfort food.
435 Halsey Street, Brooklyn 11233
This rustic Italian hangout offers authentic Neapolitan pizzas fresh from a wood-burning oven. Owner Eduardo Mantelli apprenticed under legendary pizza chef Michele Iuliano of Luzzo’s, and uses only the freshest of ingredients in his classic, irresistible pies.
370 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Bed-Vyne has long been lauded as a craft beer paradise, and you won’t catch us arguing. With a well-curated selection of brews (think Carton, Ithaca), even the hardest to please beer snob will leave with a smile. The bar is fully constructed of reclaimed wood from Upstate NY farms, as if the place needed any more cool points.
323 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
This Mexican dive bar is famous for the taco truck parked in its backyard. The truck specializes in flavorful tacos and tostadas, drawing crowds from near and far every day of the week. Not shying away from bold design choices, the restroom is decorated planetarium-style with a solar system projected on the walls.
One Last Shag
348 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Get your groove on at this quirky neighborhood favorite. Shag is a tiki-themed dance hall that boasts a colorful cocktail list and a spacious outdoor patio. The frozen margaritas are guaranteed to leave you with the best kind of brain freeze.