Fall in love with DTBK
Five ideas for a special evening in Downtown Brooklyn.
February 04, 2020
Whether you’re looking for a romantic celebration or just a fun Friday night out, there are so many ways to spend Valentine’s Day in DTBK. Here’s just a few of the permutations and combinations we came up with. Mix + match as you see fit!
Pub crawl + pizza at Norm’s
Hop around the bevvy of bars in the neighborhood, and then top it off with a cheesy slice at Norm’s. At Understudy you can get 2 for 1 drinks until 7pm every day. From there, head to nearby Livingston Manor, where the party is sure to get into full swing. If you’re after a change of scenery (and altitude), head to Kimoto Rooftop and enjoy the views. Walk around the corner to Circa Brewing Co. for a DTBK-brewed pint and maybe even a game of shuffleboard. And when the hunger sets in, get over to Norm’s for a couple of slices to end the night.
Ice Skating + dinner at Pollo D’Oro
Downtown Brooklyn has ice skating!!! Go solo or bring a friend (or group of friends) and enjoy this temporary winter attraction, complete with music and rental skates, should you need them. After you’ve torn up the ice, you’ll probably be hungry! Warm up and indulge in amazing Peruvian food at nearby Pollo D’Oro. Be sure to order the ceviche, and toast with a round of Pisco Sours!
Something Good + Junior’s
Comfort food is always a good idea. Start the night with classic dishes at Something Good, which offers everything you want on a cold, Valentine’s evening — mac and cheese, burgers, and more. But don’t fill up — there’s cheesecake to be had at legendary Junior’s! Grab a table and a slice of cheesecake (or two, or three!) and a coffee to round out the evening.
Drinks + Medea at BAM
Impress anyone with tickets to Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Featuring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, this Medea is a modern take on the classic Greek tragedy, and has garnered glowing reviews. Post-theatre, head around the corner to hip Rockwell Place for delicious cocktails and a light bite.
Fitness + Fortina
Ignore Valentine’s Day altogether, or spend it in an unconventional way. Achieve either goal with a fitness class at the newly-opened Punch Pedal House at City Point. Spend an hour sweating it out on a bike or with boxing gloves. Afterwards, cool down and refuel with salad, pasta, and wine downstairs at Fortina. If you’re feeling extra self-congratulatory, get ice cream at Ample Hills in DeKalb Market Hall!
No matter what your love life may look like, always make sure to save some space in your heart (and stomach!) for Downtown Brooklyn. Cheers!