Brooklyn's concentrated hub near the Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Avenue subway station includes attractions that draw thousands: the Atlantic Center Mall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and of course, the vast Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets stadium and entertainment venue. All of these attractions are located on Flatbush Avenue, which sports a few restaurants. And although you can find food at the stadium and fast food at Atlantic Center Mall, sometimes it's nice to settle in for a nice meal or grab a drink at a typical Brooklyn neighborhood spot.
The Gotham Market at the Ashland, a 16,000-square-foot food hall on the ground floor of a posh Fort Greene apartment building, isn't your typical food court. The Market periodically hosts pop-up restaurants for local chefs. From the tasty brick-oven Neapolitan-style pizza at Apizza Regionale to the Southern comfort food at Mason Jar, this food hall is teeming with some of the best food in Brooklyn.
This beloved Park Slope Irish pub predates Barclays Center. The cozy restaurant has exposed brick walls, wooden booths, and antique bar, and a menu of great eats. Stop in for a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a pint, or add a meal from a menu heavy on comfort food.
A foodie's hangout, Stone Park Cafe's claim to fame is its adherence to a daily market menu. That means everything is very fresh and often locally grown. The dinner menu at this American Fare restaurant always includes several seafood entrees. Reservations are suggested for parties of six and more; sometimes there's a line, but it's worth the wait.
This popular restaurant with a Mediterranean vibe is just a short walk from Barclays Center, making it the perfect pre-event spot. It specializes in seasonal Israeli cuisine and has a large seafood selection.
Soak in the lively atmosphere at this neighborhood favorite Latin bistro in Park Slope. If you have a jones for Colombian food and a creative cocktail, check out this place.
Attention all season ticket holders: This California-themed Park Slope bar offers a frequent drinker card membership. If you don’t plan on drinking there regularly, just order one of its California drafts and hang out watching a West Coast game on TV. It also occasionally sponsors a fiction and poetry reading series, improv comedy nights, and pub quiz nights.
This charming cafe has an extensive selection of decadent chocolate desserts and hand-made, small-batch ice cream when the weather's warm. If dessert's your thing, The Chocolate Room fits the bill.
Stop in for a tasty burger and fries, and don't forget to order a shake at this Flatbush Avenue outpost of the Danny Meyer burger chain. It's directly across from the Barclays Center entrance, so it's very convenient. Be prepared for lines as Shake Shack is very popular.
This old-school Park Slope sports bar, two blocks from Barclays Center, is the perfect spot for a pre-game beer. Have a craft beer and choose from burgers, sandwiches, and wings on its typical bar menu.
If you're heading to a game or an event at Barclays Center and you have a taste for barbecue, stop in at Morgan's Barbecue on Flatbush Avenue. Satisfy your longing with brisket, pulled pork sandwich, pork and beef ribs, or barbecued chicken. Morgan's also has a long menu of different kinds of macaroni and cheese combos if that suits your fancy. Sit outside in the warmer weather as you devour the tasty grub.
Located near BAM, this authentic German beer garden has a large selection of brews and an incredible menu of German eats, which include Flammkuchen, Hauptgerichte, and other hard-to-pronounce German foods that are incredibly tasty.
This casual Mexican restaurant in Fort Greene near BAM is also a favorite destination. The spacious yard is a great spot to socialize while you savor some Mexican comfort food.
Go old school and dine on cheesecake at this iconic Brooklyn restaurant. The menu is filled with comfort food choices, but Junior's is known for its cheesecake. It's open late, so you can stop in for some dessert after a show.
With more than 20 beers on draft, 60 choices of bottles, and free popcorn, this neighboorhood hangout is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-game brew. If you don't have tickets to the game, you can watch it here.