Lauren Mack, author of The Best Digital Nomad Neighborhoods in Brooklyn, shares her picks for the hottest places for digital nomads in Brooklyn to eat, party, and get some work done.

The Best Restaurants in Brooklyn for Digital Nomads

Aska: Located in a stylishly restored 1860s-era warehouse near the Williamsburg Bridge, Aska is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant inspired by nature. A multi-course menu is served to just 10 tables nightly.

Gage & Tollner: First opened in 1879, this landmark setting has recently reopened as a modern oyster and chop house.

La Vara: Cobble Hill’s La Vara celebrates the legacy of Moorish and Jewish cuisine in its Spanish menu. Don’t miss the signature dish, cochinillo, a slow-roasted suckling pig with crispy skin served with a rose vinegar-chimichurri sauce.

Meadowsweet: Here, you’ll find farm-to-table fare features inventive American dishes with Mediterranean influences without the typically hefty Michelin-star pricing.

Michael's of Brooklyn: Since 1964, Michael’s of Brooklyn has been serving classic Italian fare, including fresh-made pasta that tastes just like your nonna made it. Save room for dessert or visit the Marine Park restaurant across the street. 

Oxalis: Located steps from Prospect Park in Crown Heights, the Michelin-starred Oxalis is a bistro helmed by Chef Nico Russell, serving a seasonal four- to six-course carte blanche menu in the dining room and an à-la-carte menu in the back bar and atrium. 

Oxomoco: Located in the heart of Greenpoint, the one Michelin-starred Oxomoco serves authentic Mexican fare prepared in a wood-fired oven by owner-chef Justin Bazdarich.

Roberta's: One trip here for pizza, and you will quickly see why Roberta's Neapolitan-inspired wood-fired pizzas consistently make the best pizza lists in New York.

The River Cafe: Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, live piano music and enviable views of Manhattan set the backdrop for impeccable and seasonally-changing classic American cuisine. 

Vinegar Hill House: Located on the Brooklyn waterfront between DUMBO and Brooklyn Navy Yard, the charming Vinegar Hill House serves New American dinner and weekend brunch in its lush garden.

The Best Bars in Brooklyn for Digital Nomads

Brooklyn Kura: This beer spot brews American craft sake, which can be sampled at their Industry City taproom fromFriday through Sunday.

Coast and Valley: More than just a wine bar, Coast and Valley's menu features 60-plus West Coast wines by the glass and California-inspired small plates.

Clover Club: The 19th-century-style saloon in Carroll Gardens shakes and stirs dozens of seasonally changing craft cocktails. Try the signature Clover Club and the weekend brunch.

Farrell's: This no-frills neighborhood bar on the edge of Prospect Park has been a mainstay in Windsor Terrace since opening in 1933. 

Harriet's Lounge: Old school vibes, Manhattan views, and creative cocktails are served at the upscale Harriet's Lounge in DUMBO. A DJ spins tunes nightly in the 10th-floor lounge in the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Maison Premiere: The New Orleans-style cocktail bar in Williamsburg specializes in absinthe cocktails like the signature Maison Absinthe Colada that pair perfectly with the bar's light bites and expansive raw bar offerings. 

Sunken Harbor Club: Located on the second floor of the famed Gage & Tollner restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn, this is a nautical-themed bar serving tropical cocktails in an intimate setting.

Watertower Bar: Perched on the rooftop of The Williamsburg Hotel, the 45-seat Watertower Bar serves a menu of inventive cocktails, caviar, and light bites.

Weather Up: Since this tiny bar opened in 2008 in Prospect Heights, it remains legendary for its potent craft cocktails served at its bronze bar. 

Westlight: Classic cocktails pair perfectly with Chef Andrew Carmellini's small plates and Manhattan views from the 22nd floor of The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg.

The Best Digital Nomad Cafes in Brooklyn

% Arabica: The sun-soaked, serene surroundings at % Arabica in DUMBO set the perfect mood for working. The Japanese coffee shop founded by Kenneth Shoji is known as much for its aesthetic and it is for its expertly roasted coffee.

Coffee Project New York: This place takes its coffee seriously; it's New York’s only Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Training Campus. The Fort Greene cafe serves house specials like the Nitro Cold Brew with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and freshly made toast and sandwiches.

Devoción; Founded by Colombian-born Steven Sutton, Devoción's airy Williamsburg roastery and coffee shop is a comfortable spot for working remotely. 

Freehold: A welcoming Williamsburg workspace/coffee shop by day and a lively bar by night, Freehold is a unique destination for seamlessly transitioning from work to play.

Gran Caffè de Martini: This quaint Italian coffee shop in Prospect Heights transports digital nomads to Italy with its espressos, cornetto pastries, and friendly hospitality. 

The Best Coworking Spaces in Brooklyn for Digital Nomads

Bat Haus: The pet-friendly Bat Haus is a sociable Williamsburg spot with weekly happy hours, a communal kitchen, a lounge, and a backyard. On nights and weekends, Bat Haus hosts classes like mixology, cooking, drawing, and meditation.

Bond Collective: The sun-drenched, pet-friendly Bond Collective outposts in Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Gowanus boast amenities like showers, mother's rooms, rooftops, IT support, and networking events.

The New Work Project: Housed in a former Williamsburg foundry, the design-forward The New Work Project is as beautiful as it is functional. The space is populated with mid-century and custom pieces, including communal tables, soft seating, and high bar workstations.

The Yard: The warehouse-style, pet-friendly The Yard in Gowanus features stylish, sunlit coworking and private offices with exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows, an inner courtyard, an art gallery, and a wellness program.

WeWork 195 Montague Street: The prime Brooklyn Heights address and an abundance of amenities make this WeWork spot tops. The dog-friendly space has pay-as-you-go hot desks and meeting rooms plus monthly memberships for hot desks, dedicated desks, and private offices.

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