We recently put together an itinerary that somehow manages to cover much of the Best of Brooklyn, which is no easy feat! In the spirit of the holiday season, we are sharing it with you!
PS - we have contacts at many of the establishments listed in this itinerary so contact us if you would like help executing this itinerary!
These first three stops are in Red Hook (all walkable) and if you're looking for food, we suggest Brooklyn Crab or Hometown BBQ and Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies for dessert! PS - when Six Point Brewery opens their tap room, sometime in 2018, that will definitely be on this list.
Red Hook Winery
Begin your Brooklyn tour in Red Hook at the wonderful Red Hook Winery. Schedule a tour and tasting or just enjoy the tasting. You could also make a lunch of it with their cheeses and charcuterie.
Chocolate factory and distillery. Take a tour of one, both or just go for tastings and shopping!
Van Brunt Stillhouse
Tours, tastings and cocktails!
From here, take the ferry (from Red Hook) to the Brooklyn Bridge (30 minutes) or take the F train (45 minutes).
Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO
Our top 5 here: Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Park, Jane's Carousel, Empire Stores, Atrium Bookstore, One Girl Cookies. Then make your way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (about a 15 minute walk).
Kings County Distillery
Sign up for a tour and tasting or walk in for tastings.
If you're in need of a pick me up and want to check out a little bit of Clinton Hill, make the 10 minute walk. If it's spring or summer, you can also visit Rooftop Reds (winery) and Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm.
Just up the street from Parlor, this is a must see for anyone interested in candles, perfumes, design or high fashion. Open Monday - Friday, Saturday by appt.
Hop on a citi bike and head to Williamsburg! Or enjoy the 45 minute walk or jump in a taxi.
Artists & Fleas
Open Saturday and Sunday this well curated market of various vendors is a favorite with locals and tourists.
There might be a line but it's well worth the wait! $4 beers from the source. Outside food is welcome so have a pie delivered from famous Joe's Pizza or Best Pizza.
Ides Bar at Wythe Hotel or Westlight at William Vale Hotel
Start to close out your glorious day in Brooklyn with a visit to one of the most spectacular rooftops in all of NYC. Great drinks and crowd. Try to make a reservation in advance (or let us plan your day and we can arrange a skip the line).
St. Mazie's Jazz Bar & Supper Club
Until tomorrow. What will you explore next?