Now Reading
9 Awesome Things to Eat, See, and Do in Brooklyn

9 Awesome Things to Eat, See, and Do in Brooklyn

Interested in exploring Brooklyn while you’re in town for the 2024 Leadership Summit? 

By Letty Perez (Northwestern, Columbia)

Places to eat

The Cactus Shop Amazing tequila and mezcal-based cocktails at this “Mexican speakeasy” that also serves “elevated street food” in a casual, but festive indoor and patio setting. I had my birthday here last year and my friends were like, “How did you find this place?!”

Taqueria Ramirez Ever since leaving The Mission in San Francisco to move to New York City, I’ve been desperately searching for a comparable, authentic, hole-in-the-wall taqueria. I believe I found it in this place! Grab some Consome Ranchero and $5 dollar tacos Al Pastor on-the-go and then hit up some of the bars in Greenpoint!

Oxomoco If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, this place more than deserves its Michelin star for its wood-oven cooked Mexican fine, yet accessible, dining experience. Plus great cocktails and incredible decor – it lives up to the hype!

Great local coffee shops

For All Things Good This charming neighborhood cafe and molino in Williamsburg derives its name from the phrase “Para todo mal, Mezcal; para todo bien, también.” They also have an extensive wine list!

Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters Support this family-owned business as you enjoy coffee and pastries from the heart of Colombia’s coffee region, Calarca.

Devoción Another staple in terms of amazingly fresh Colombian coffee. Their beans are sourced directly from independent producers all over Colombia, then dry-milled in Bogotá before getting shipped straight to their roasters in New York City and Brooklyn. Yum!

Things to see

Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo: walk along the cobblestone streets and through converted warehouse buildings while enjoying the best views of the Manhattan skyline.

Then head to the Brooklyn Flea market under the Manhattan Bridge Archway to experience one of the best outdoor bazars the city has to offer!

Special local shows 

The Public, one of the nation’s first nonprofit theatres, known more recently for premiering Hamilton before it transferred to Broadway, will be running a Latin-inspired and bilingual musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors. And it’s free!

Have you registered yet for the 2024 Leadership Summit? Secure your spot today!