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Things to do in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Building
“Also known as "Little Odessa" due its tight-knit Russian and Eastern European communities, Brooklyn's Brighton Beach is a lively neighborhood with many high-rise residential buildings. Traditional ethnic restaurants and food markets line Brighton Beach Avenue. The beach and boardwalk here are more laid-back than nearby Coney Island, catering largely to locals. Splashy nightclubs attract partiers in the evenings.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Russian Restaurant
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“Enjoy delicious Russian food right on the beach as the sun sets. In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Go after a swim- many people in their beach attire. In walking distance to Coney Island.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Wise Espresso Bar has some delicious food with generous portion sizes. We always leave the place satisfied!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great cooked food and grocery shopping options! Bakery is really great there , fresh warm breads are made of any kind ! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hole in the wall Uzbekistani restaurant. This is far into Russian Brooklyn but it is one of my favorite spots! It's not fancy whatsoever but the food is amazing. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for sitting outside at a cafe table on the boardwalk, drinking some vodka or coffee, and watching the people and waves.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best felafel and lentil soup is found at this Turkish restaurant. Food is abundant and great service. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Such a lovely place to go sit in the sun and watch the water. It's really fun to grab food from ALC and or Paneantico and picnic here!”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Much more than a beach! Go online and read - food, fun, boardwalk, night life, arcade games, roller coasters (the world famous Cyclone) and other rides, etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This Place is enormous, open 24 hours, an amazing huge selection of various delicacies from different regions of former Soviet Union. exotic foods , such as, Tajikistan, Uzbek, as well as Russian and Ukrainian prepared and served continuously in hot and cold food bar . groceries and sweets. are also there ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
Bar
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“$$ · Middle Eastern Persian fare, hookah pipes & belly dancing served up within Arabian Nights-type decor. - Opens at 12:00 PM”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Russian Restaurant
“Enjoy delicious Russian food right on the beach as the sun sets. In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Go after a swim- many people in their beach attire. In walking distance to Coney Island.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Wise Espresso Bar has some delicious food with generous portion sizes. We always leave the place satisfied!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hole in the wall Uzbekistani restaurant. This is far into Russian Brooklyn but it is one of my favorite spots! It's not fancy whatsoever but the food is amazing. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for sitting outside at a cafe table on the boardwalk, drinking some vodka or coffee, and watching the people and waves.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best felafel and lentil soup is found at this Turkish restaurant. Food is abundant and great service. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“$$ · Middle Eastern Persian fare, hookah pipes & belly dancing served up within Arabian Nights-type decor. - Opens at 12:00 PM”
  • 2 locals recommend

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