Brooklyn

Brooklyn musicians Daddy Long Legs, Baby Shakes, the Mystery Lights, and Andy Shernoff of the legendary Dictators take you on a colorful rocknroll tour of the most densely populated borough of New York City, sharing their favorite sights, restaurants, bars, record stores, clubs, and more. Map should appear at the end of the page but can also be accessed here.

DO

  • Catch some rays, waves, and the Cyclone at Coney Island (but avoid the Coney Island whitefish at all costs!).
  • Explore Brooklyn’s many historical immigrant enclaves, such as the Russian and Turkish communities in Brighton Beach (pick up some snacks at Brighton Bazaar) and Chinatown in Sunset Park.
  • Recharge with fresh air and tree-lined strolls at Prospect Park.
  • Soak up incredible views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

EAT

  • A cornucopia of Latin American eats at the Red Hook ball fields, where food trucks serve up huaraches, pupusas, tacos, and more on weekends
  • Vietnamese staples such as rice bowls, banh mi, and pho with a modern twist at Little Mo (1158 Myrtle Ave.)
  • Niçoise-style thin-crust pizza at Nice Pizza (340 Franklin Ave.)
  • Not-so-fast fast food (burgers, roast beef sandwiches, cheese fries) paired with champagne at the time warp that is Roll n Roaster (2901 Emmons Ave.)
  • Cheap handmade dumplings, noodles, and sesame pancake sandwiches at Vanessa’s Dumpling House (310 Bedford Ave.)
  • Asian-fusion snacks (Peking buns, Korean tacos) at Snacky (187 Grand St.)
  • Tacos, taquitos, tostadas, and more at tortilla-factory-cum-cafeteria Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos (271 Starr St.)
  • Classic New York Italian food and martinis at Bamonte’s (32 Withers St.)
  • Spicy lamb burgers and hand-pulled noodles at Xi’an Famous Foods ( 648 Manhattan Ave.)

SHOP

ROCK

DRINK

FEATURED BAND PERFORMANCES (in order of appearance)

  • Mystery Lights at Our Wicked Lady
  • Baby Shakes at White Trash Fast Food, Berlin, Germany (filmed by anonymous)
  • Mystery Lights at Baby’s All Right
  • Daddy Long Legs at Brooklyn Bazaar (courtesy of Tommy Rockstar)
  • Baby Shakes at Union Pool (courtesy of Matt Clarke)
  • Baby Shakes at Grand Victory (courtesy of Pedro Acosta Perez)
  • Roya at Union Pool
  • Musk at Union Pool
  • Mark Sultan at Union Pool

AT JALOPY THEATRE

AT BABY’S ALL RIGHT

AT UNION POOL

  • Woman

AT SHEA STADIUM