Tucked in the heart of Brooklyn’s cultural district is the world-class food hall Gotham Market at The Ashland. It’s directly across the street from BAM Harvey, only minutes from Peter Jay Sharp, or Bam Rose Cinemas, so close to Fort Greene Park you can smell the grass, and it’s proximity to Barclays Center means you’ll never overpay for a hot dog again.
Take one of 11 subway lines, only ten minutes from Manhattan, and you’ll find yourself in the market. It features three bars and six restaurants ranging in cuisine from BBQ and pizza to fried chicken and tapas.
There’s a new Brooklyn-based pop-up coming next month, taking over the spot Crabby Shack once occupied and we cannot wait to hear who it is. We’ve heard it’s someone sweet!
Next time you’re trying to decide where to go after work or what new brunch place to try, think of the market.
You may already be familiar with Mason Jar, their Manhattan location is a popular sports bar, but their Brooklyn location isn’t to be missed. Their menu specializes in beer, bourbon, and barbecue, and the TVs around their dining room mean you’ll never miss the game. Their outdoor seating boasts large picnic tables, an oversized umbrella, and corn hole.
Boqueria’s first Brooklyn location offers guests a full-service dining experience featuring a menu of Spanish tapas such as datiles con beicon, patatas bravas, pulpo a la plancha, and for dessert, churros rellenos de nutella. Take date night to a new level and dine al fresco with their newly opened outdoor seating.
John Stage, founder of the delectable Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, oversees Bar Granger, Apizza Regionale, and Flip Bird. Bar Granger, named after Walt Whitman’s favorite band, offers a variety of beer on tap with an emphasis on local craft brews, wine by the glass or bottle, and a number of hand-crafted cocktails. Apizza serves Neapolitan-style pizza with a distinctly New York flair, prepared in a custom brick oven imported directly from Southern Italy. The pizza is surprisingly light, using stone-ground wheat glour fermented in the market for 48 hours to make it extra light and easy to digest. Flip Bird serves both fried chicken and spatchcocked rotisserie chicken with their Flip Bowl being a lunch-time favorite.