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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.

Cocktail Bar
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“Lovely local cocktail bar, great for a drink after getting off the F train at Carroll Street when returning back from Manhattan. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Both Smith Street offer a large selection of boutiques and most abundant selection of restaurants! The Citipoint is a brand new mall with a movie theater/restaurant called Alamo Roadhouse and there are anchor stores such as Target and Century 21 ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not only is Smith Canteen’s decor charming, with marble countertops and a white tin ceiling, but their coffee is some of the best in the borough.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Wine Shop
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“Because wine is an essential! These guys have a great selection and their suggestions are always spot on.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Smith Canteen is just up the block and around the corner. Perfect coffee and baked goods. Savory scones are my favorite. Mind your step through the baby strollers out front.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“My birthday treat go to spot! The best Italian bakery - fruit tarts, pignoili cookies, mascarpone, chocolate tarts - make sure you try them all. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Stadium
“Giant playground with a jungle gyms for older and younger kids, sprinklers, basketball court and open asphalt.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Small outdoor patio bar only open in warmer months. Simple place to sit outside and have a beer, and maybe a dog or burger.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Spare Vietnamese noodle shop highlighting a sharing-style menu inspired by native food stalls. At Nightingale Nine, Chef Rob Newton explores the intersection of Asian cuisines with those of the American South. Newton, who grew up in Arkansas, has traveled through Vietnam, China, and Burma and is continually inspired by the crossover of ingredients, techniques, and dishes. Nightingale Nine Is located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The is a bread bakery. They make and sell delicious bread. Go one block further to Monteleone's for pastries. That's how we roll in Brooklyn!! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An unforgetable meal in the garden of this restaurant is something that you will want to remember forever!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Butcher
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“An Italian gem with house made and butchered meats, sausages, sandwiches and sides.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you're craving a lobster roll and outdoor seating also. Maine-themed restaurant. Happy hour 5 - 7pm”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant has a great southern influenced menu and is great for brunch, as long as its not too full of strollers :)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“This is the F/G train entrance for the "carroll street" stop. If you're going to Manhattan make sure you enter where the bagel shop/juice bar is, the side that is next to rite aid goes the other direction.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Wood-fired pizza...real Italian, very friendly, and great for kids too. A nice-enclosed patio in the back”
  • 8 locals recommend