Brooklyn has such a vibrant nightlife scene that I had to see what was up with the Burgers on my last trip. There is just something about getting a unique tasting burger that is ten times what you will ever experience at a chain restaurant. Burgers have been part of the culture in Brooklyn for decades, and there is something distinct about a burger that comes out of this historic borough. These are a few places that I decided to stop at during my trip, and the flavor coming out of here was unmatched.
Brooklyn Burgers & Beer
259 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
The name of this restaurant is pretty self explanatory, but that's quite alright, because simple is better when it comes to a burger. The menu at Brooklyn Burgers & Beer is being served in a chic rustic location that welcomes you right away. I like a burger that offers a nice fresh choice with good Angus beef and fresh vegetables, and that is what I found here. I had the Angus bacon cheese burger, and it was oozing with flavor and originality. The first thing I noticed is that these burgers are piping hot and served straight to you extremely fresh.
The sliders are also a great option if you are coming here with your kids, and yes, this place is kid friendly, I might add. We traveled with a 3, 7 and 9 year old, and they all enjoyed their meal there much. On top of all that, there is also a unique craft beer menu here to choose from, as well as some unique cocktails. From a patrons perspective, this is definitely a welcoming burger joint that I will be returning to again.
74 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Smashburgers are a unique form of burger that offer a distinct flavor and texture. Yes, you read the name right, these are smashed burgers. The bacon cheese burger with avocado is absolutely delicious, with fresh slices of avocado and delicious Monterrey jack cheese. Topped off with a warm steamy bun on top, this is a burger from another dimension. The layout of the restaurant is fairly simple, and this is not a dine-in location, so you won't be staying long.
The french fries are made fresh to order and have a nice crunch to them. A lot of french fries don't have that nice crunch to them but this place is different. There are also other options on the menu, and everything is specialized to this restaurant. If you've never had the chance to enjoy a real smash burger then you are missing out. These are a unique segment of the burger business that taste delicious and combine great ingredients with unique combinations.