|Brownstones line the streets of Prospect Heights–via Wikipedia|
For as long as I can remember, I would visit Prospect Heights to frequent places such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Garden, and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. If I wanted something to eat, I would venture over to nearby Park Slope. But, the area’s bar and restaurant scene has exploded over the years, with new establishments popping up all the time, giving reason to explore the eclectic neighborhood. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, is located in Prospect Heights. Nevertheless, here are some of Prospect Heights’ best places to drink and dine.
The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave
Nerdy cool is the new black at The Way Station, a“steampunk bar” that features live music, book readings and burlesque shows. Think homage to classic science-fiction, as quirky mechanical objects adore the walls. For diehard Dr. Who fans, there’s a glowing “TARDIS” time machine that only transports you to the bathroom, not to the past or future as so many geeks fantasize of visiting some day.
|The bar at the Way Station–via Way Station|
Beast, 638 Bergen St (between Carlton Ave and Vanderbilt Ave)
|Beast’s Chorizo Eggs Benedict–via Yelp|
As for lunch/dinner and drinks, stay in beast mode by ordering the Lager-Braised Beef Short Ribs ($17) or the Grilled Skirt Steak ($17), followed by a few Bloody Beast Martinis or something from the extensive intercontinental wine list.
Tom’s Restaurant, 782 Washington Ave
|Legendary Tom’s in Brooklyn–credit|
Woodwork, 583 Vanderbilt Ave
moment on one of them.
flavorful strawberry daiquiri.Beef and pork sliders, plus Cajun Bread Pudding and
the 5-Cheese Truffle Mac with pulled pork or chorizo round out a solid menu.
Cataldo’s, 554 Vanderbilt Ave
|Cataldo’s in Prospect Heights–via Cataldo’s|
Pizza favorites include the Quattro Stagioni (tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichoke hearts olives & Parmigiano) and the Pugliese (sausage, mozzarella, broccoli rabe, garlic and oil). Bellissimo!
|Pepperoni pizzas in the wood-fired oven–via Cataldo’s|