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Don't make the trek down to Gowanus just for Runner & Stone, but if you want a reliable meal in the neighborhood, go for it.
Lavender Lake could get away with being a just great bar with a large outdoor patio. However, it scores extra points from us for putting some care into curating a small but solid selection of bar snacks and entree sized plates.
Fletcher's Brooklyn BBQ
Fletcher's serves up some great pulled pork, and is a solid local BBQ stop if you're around Gowanus. We just wouldn't travel for it.
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Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills is a truly excellent ice cream shop, especially if you're not a purist when it comes to your flavors.
Butter & Scotch
A bar/bakery hybrid in Crown Heights where you can have a giant slice of cake with your Old Fashioned.
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Claro is a great Oaxacan-inspired restaurant that’s even better when you’re sitting in the backyard.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Royal Palms is a great place to day drink while also doing an “activity.”
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