Named for a famous battle, not a french fry condiment, there’s no fighting the fact (sorry) that this Brooklyn neighborhood offers some of the best eating and drinking spots in town.
SIP: A Glass of Wine Alfresco at Rooftop Reds
Step out onto the urban sanctuary that is the appropriately named Rooftop Reds, and all your worries will float away among the grapevines. Relax on hammocks, sip local wines, chat in the shade over BYO picnic baskets, and play a mellow game of cornhole. 299 Sands Street, Building 275
DRINK: Whiskey Cocktails at Kings County Distillery
After the sun sets, mosey over to the castlelike Kings County Distillery, New York’s oldest (and largest) whiskey distillery. The interior is softly lit and rustic, ideal for intimate dates. 299 Sands Street, Building 121
EAT: Dinner at Vinegar Hill House
After all that drinking, you’ll need to head to the lauded Vinegar Hill House. The health-minded must try the roasted beets, stracciatella, poppy seed, and saba appetizer. For heartier options, go with the crispy, succulent pork chop, served with crunchy marbled potatoes and mustard jus. 72 Hudson Avenue