The new Bed-Stuy is happening one restaurant, bar and shop at a time. With new residents and higher real estate prices have come new businesses, everything from a restaurant serving foie gras and jelly donuts to a tiny tot boutique selling organic baby lotions. In the past five years, the change went from slow to speedy with new bars, restaurants and retail shops popping up across the area and rents and housing prices skyrocketing too. Here is a spotlight on some new bars in the neighborhood.
Dynaco: The coziness of this small, low-lit bar next to Do or Dine has drawn locals in. It’s packed most nights, and it’s the neighborhood’s preferred spot for a real cocktail or to indulge in a glass of craft beer or premium whiskey. There’s a fireplace in the back room, and like a true neighborhood watering hole, if you go often enough, the bartender will get to know your name and pour accordingly. 1112 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216
Glorietta Baldy: The rotating list of craft brews has included such diverse suds as Evil Twin Low Life Pilsners, Flying Dog El Dorado Imperial IPA, and Keegan Ales Mother Pucker. To go with these artisanal pours, the staff serves sausages by Brooklyn’s Der Kommissar four days a week, and bar snacks along the lines of smoked chicken wings and charcuterie by Brooklyn Artisanal Foods the other three. 502 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238
Unwine: Bed-Stuy is moving up the cultural and culinary ladder with the addition of this wine bar. This intimate, elongated space elevates the bar scene in Bed-Stuy, while keeping it friendly with a mix of vinos, wine tastings, happy hour, DJs and music by the soulful Mr. Izreal every Friday. 414 Tompkins Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216