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A Friend Day Date in Williamsburg

Explore Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhood with your bestie.

Photo courtesy of Rough Trade/Facebook

The only place you’ll ever want to be stuck in the friend zone is in the way-cool Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

EAT: A Middle Eastern Brunch at Cafe Mogador

Take your pick from a selection of savory Moroccan-inspired dishes like poached eggs smothered in halloumi cheese and a Mediterranean plate worth getting if only for the za’atar pita. (On the sweeter side, the caramelized apple pancakes are oh-so satisfying.) 133 Wythe Avenue

LISTEN: Girl, Put Your Records On…at Rough Trade

Find all your favorite jams—and maybe a few new ones—at this UK-based record shop, which has become a local stomping ground for discovering exclusive vinyl, watching live performances, and even sharing a pint or two. 64 North 9th Street

SHOP: Flip Your Lid at Goorin Bros.

Can you really call yourselves friends if you don’t have matching fedoras? Walk Williamsburg in style with the help of the original hatmakers, who have been trusted with fitting heads of all shapes, sizes, and genders with statement cloches and brimmed bowlers since 1895. 181 Bedford Avenue

DRINK: Only If You Can Actually Find Mezcaleria La Milagrosa

Friends who do laundry together, stay together. The same can be said for drinking. At this funky speakeasy, you can do both! If you uncover the bar hidden inside Havemeyer Laundromat, reward yourself with a mezcal margarita and a dance underneath the ’80s disco ball. 149 Havemeyer Street

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