I get asked a lot of questions about where to go for
- the perfect first date,
- the perfect bestie spot,
- the perfect wifi friendly work space,
- the perfect we haven’t seen each other in a long time reunion,
- the perfect place when you’re feeling homesick,
- the perfect I don’t want to spend a lot of money because I live in NY and I’m almost broke, no wait I’m totally broke spot…
AND I’m happy to say that I finally have an answer for all of you.
Blind Barber Brooklyn. Blind Barber is the newest cafe in Brooklyn. Located on the same street as the Lorimer stop on the L Train (literally two stops into Brooklyn on the L train and two blocks away from the subway on foot), which is significantly easier to commute to than most areas in Manhattan- I kid you not, google map it.
You can sit at the bar or you can camp out at a table with your laptop while sipping on your cocktail. I mean who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Certainly not me.
ENTERTAINMENT: If the menu wasn’t enough to lure you into Blind Barber Brooklyn, then come for the live DJ on Friday nights, the complimentary mimosas during Saturday Brunch or even more music on Saturday night. I mean, regardless of the day/night you stop by, it’ll be a #winwin situation. Cute boys, good food, creative cocktails and a cozy atmosphere… what more could you want?
… wait you didn’t know that the first Blind Barber opened in the East Village in 2011? And you didn’t know they built a second location in Los Angeles in 2012? And you didn’t know their haircare line in sold at Barneys? Blind Barber is kind of a big deal. Good thing you found out about Brooklyn location first because this is baby #3 and they just opened in April 2014! #aheadofthegame
OVERALL: This is the spot of spots. You may be thinking Brooklyn is too hipster or perhaps you’re thinking that it’s outside of your city radius, BUT it’s not (and I know you’re thinking all of this because I was thinking all of this). HOWEVER, if you don’t believe me, prove me wrong and tell me you don’t love Blind Barber Brooklyn after your first, second, third and hundredth visit. Just sit down, order a grilled cheese and enjoy the T.L.C. from the Blind Barber staff.