Wash Down Some Delicious Pierogies with Clever, Quirky Cocktails at these Gowanus Spots
You know you both worship the carb gods, so let your foodie fanaticism show. The best place to do this: Baba’s Pierogies. Not only is their cushy restaurant adorable—with a simple white-and-blonde color scheme, a minimalist wall map of Europe (aka home of the pierogies), and black and white photos of Baba’s long-running pierogi roots—their menu walks a fine line between traditional and unexpected. So, yes, you can absolutely get classic potato-and-cheese filling, but if you’re feeling adventurous, go for something like the mac and cheese, spinach and feta, or jalapeno fillings. They also offer two different dessert pierogies: crunchy chocolate and blueberry.
Once you’re both good and full, head to Dirty Precious. This cocktail bar is rocking romantic vibes (so maybe walk off those pierogies beforehand if they left you defeated) with a Mediterranean edge. From a visual standpoint, we love their floating lantern fixtures, skylights (bonus points for natural light), and Southern European accents and ambiance. As far as the drinks themselves go, we think you’ll agree with our A+ grade. They’re broken down into three levels (based on alcohol content) with standouts being the Bobby Three Sticks (if you want some caffeine in your cup), Side Pony (it’s pink and cute AF), and Tropical Storm Dave (prepare to batten down the hatches). If you’ve got some late-night hunger (don’t we all?), order a bowl of meatballs and some cheese straws.
295 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
317 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn