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Romance and Rock 'n' Roll in Greenpoint


Whether you’re trying to impress your crush on a first date or you’ve managed to escape the kids for a parents’ night out, you can’t go wrong with a night out in Greenpoint, with maybe a dash into northern Williamsburg. I love Greenpoint because it’s a little further away, and not as congested as Williamsburg, making it a little quieter, cozier, and hidden. Browse vinyl at Greenpoint’slocal record shops, get a fancy craft cocktail, a bite to eat, and if you’re still awake, a concert at a local music venue.

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Bonnie is a Mom, lawyer, brand strategist, public relations expert and lifelong fan of NYC. She knows the best spots for a play date AND a real date. You can see more of her work here.

Co-op 87 RecordsMusic & Records
Eclectic record shop with a wide selection of second hand vinyl
(347) 463-9997website
87 Guernsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Rediscover your old favorites on arguably what is still the best way to experience them: vinyl, at CO-OP 87 Records. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy, browsing album covers throughout the decades is always fun.

Cherry PointRestaurants & Cafes
Modern British Eatery focused on housemade charcuterie, meat & seasonal veggie dishes, plus craft cocktails.
(718) 389-3828website
664 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Head to Cherry point for a cocktail, oysters, and dinner- the sooner, the better, because they have a great happy hour. I remember the first time I stepped foot in this cool little space, intending only to stay for drinks, and staying for over 3 hours. Everything I have ever had here has been perfect and delicious, making it no surprise that it became my go-to date spot.

Music Hall of WilliamsburgMusic & Records
Indie-rock fans groove to live music at this popular triple-tiered club with 3 bars.
(718) 486-5400website
66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

There are a lot of notable music venues in Greenpoint and North Williamsburg, but the Music Hall of Williamsburg is my favorite. There doesn’t seem to be a bad seat in the house, and if you get tired of the crowd on the main floor, you can retreat to a nice perch at the bar upstairs. Tickets here usually sell out, so be sure to plan in advance.

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