Check out my favorite spots in Williamsburg, NY!
For at night
91 S 6th street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Loosie Rouge has everything you could want in one night, cozy outside seating, eclectic (often live) music that keeps my shazam searching, quality comfort food, and a crowd you want to introduce yourself too. I love that in New York you can go and have a drink by yourself without getting weird stares and since the opening of Loosie Rouge, exactly a year ago now, I have been a regular sitting at their bar. When a few months later Loosie’s kitchen opened, the little sister of Loosie Rouge, and I could enjoy fresh southern food in a midcentury styled living room I was sold. Now with summer coming up I’ll be enjoying their cocktails, tunes and dishes in their beautiful laid-back garden. Favourite dishes? Honey cayenne roasted carrots, grilled octopus and roasted cauliflower in deviled eggs aoili.
232 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
I am happy to admit that I am a major avocado toast and acai bowl addict. I don’t think any other foods are as instagram worthy or cheerful as a combo of the two. Sweatshop gives me both served in the best way possible, with some nice Australian band coming through the speakers, a breeze coming through their huge windows and the best cup of any sort of coffee on the side. For a quick prepped breakfast or a long work/study session, sweatshop is my ultimate down under spot.
For anything and something more
45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Wait what? What is freehold exactly? What does one do here? Well that all depends on timing and needs. As best described as a hotel lobby without hotel, freehold is a whole lot of things in one. During the day its a wonderful work/lunch/outside-hang spot. At night it turns into a great dance/bar/drinks place. Best attributes? A ping-pong table and TV-lounge room. A typical Sunday for me starts at freehold with coffee and a few hours of study inside, and then switches over to tequila-soda’s in the sun while enjoying one of their many bbq’s towards the later afternoon.
For books and getting lost
Spoonbill & Sugartown books
218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Almost everyday on my way back from school or work I make a little stop at Spoonbill & Sugartown. For some it might seem like any other bookshop. For me however, its a few minutes of getting lost and losing time in a city that never seems to stand still. The store offers used and new copies of fiction, rare art, architecture and design books and magazines that I never even knew I wanted. The creaking of the floors and secret room in the back with extraordinary books are cherries on the top.