I spent three days in Brooklyn during my two week stay in New York and I fell in love with it. I started my Brooklyn love affair by walking over the Brooklyn Bridge which was one off my bucket list. Walking the bridge was almost like being in a battle because it was super busy. It was filled with tourists, selfie sticks, cyclists and angry New Yorkers so it was pretty hard to get the perfect photo but try we did.
Once over the Brooklyn Bridge we got on the metro to the uber cool/hip/trendy area of Williamsburg for lunch at Five Leaves. The super cool eatery had some of the coolest people in town, hanging at the bar or having a boozy brunch.
Once the sun went down we headed to the famous Brooklyn Brewery so the boys could get their beer fix. My husband Dan is a big fan of craft beer so he was in his element. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays they open the bar for just drinkers and during the week you can do small batch tours. It is free entry and you purchase drink tokens to exchange for beer.
After we left the Brewery we went across the street to the Wythe Hotel to have drinks at their roof top bar. The hotel is the perfect location to see the beautiful city lights.
After our fancy drinks we walked along a board walk and up Kent Rd to the Willamsburg Bridge which we walked over back to Manhattan.
My second trip out to Brooklyn was for one reason only….a kiwi pie. There is a pie shop called Dub Pies which I have been following on twitter for ever in the hope that one day I would get out to Brooklyn and enjoy that special taste of home.
After I devoured my kiwi mince and cheese pie, we took a stroll through Prospect Park.
On my third and final visit to Brooklyn I went back to Williamsburg with some friends that were also in New York over New Year. We mainly just propped up at a typical New York bar with 8 screens playing American Football and downed a few pre new years eve drinks.
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