Each Bond Collective location is set in a dynamic neighborhood with a vibrant identity of its own. The Bond Collective Neighborhood Guide blog series will feature some of the best a neighborhood attractions and activities it has to offer.  At Bond Collective, we work to ensure our members feel a sense of community both inside our workspaces as well as the neighborhoods we reside in. Not only do we partner with restaurants in the area, but we also encourage a healthy work-life balance by offering free classes, discounts and ongoing promotions with workout studios and gyms in the area.


1 - Pig Beach

All we have to say: BBQ. Pig Beach is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner or a happy hour outside. They have amazing beer, wings, ribs, and more. As if you already didn’t have enough incentive to go, they are currently expanding their indoor space as well!

Location: 480 Union Street; Visit Website

Slider burgers at Pig Beach

2. Lavander Lake

The perfect happy hour spot all year round (also a Bond Collective staff favorite). In the Summer enjoy a specialty cocktail in their beautiful outdoor space and in the Winter snuggle up to their cozy bar! Pro tip: go for the brussel sprouts.

Location: 388 Carroll Street; Visit Website

Exterior dining at Lavander Lake

3. Wilma Jean

Wilma Jean has some of the best southern food we’ve encountered in New York City. The fried chicken is dream worthy, as is the pimento cheese. If you are on a health kick, they have amazing salad bowls that are so delicious you will almost not regret skipping the fried chicken. Almost.

Location: 345 Smith Street; Visit Website

Exterior storefront at Wilma Jean

4. Hey Hey Canteen

Hey Hey Canteen specializes in Asian comfort food that will not disappoint. Any place that has eggplant fries and dumplings is a win in our book. Hey Hey Canteen also offers catering and is a partner of Bond Collective, so members get a discount!

Location: 400 4th Avenue; Visit Website

Variety of food on wooden table to Hey Hey Canteen

5. Freek's Mill

Sure to impress a client (or a date), Freek’s Mill is delicious and charming. Located on Nevins Street, Freek’s Mill is a short stroll from Bond Gowanus. The drinks and cuisine are very unique, you are sure to have an experience to remember at Freek’s Mill.

Location: 285 Nevins Street; Visit Website


Variety of food and bottle of wine on wooden table

6. Ample Hills

ICE CREAM. Ample Hills describes their Gowanus location as a “two story ice cream paradise”. We love their classic flavors like: The Munchies: pretzel-infused ice cream with clusters of Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake: the creamiest vanilla ice cream with hunks of St. Louis-style Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Count us in.

 Location: 305 Nevins Street; Visit Website


Ice cream cones stacked on a counter at Ample Hills

7. Buttermilk Channel

Beyonce has dined here, need we say more? Check out their amazing Monday dinner special for $40.00.

Location: 524 Court Street; Visit Website


Plate of fried chicken and waffles


8. Avlee Greek Kitchen

Amazing Greek food in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy your food on their back patio or conveniently to go if you are in a rush! Great spot for a quick, healthy lunch.

Location: 349 Smith Street; Visit Website

Variety of Greek food in white dishes

9. Giardini Pizzeria

The Bond Collective staff go to when we are craving pizza! They have delicious Brooklyn style pizza and fast delivery. Perfect for a pick me up on a Friday or quick dinner after a long meeting. Go for the garlic knots as well!

Location: 363 Smith Street; Visit Website

Exterior of Giardini Pizza

10. Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

Enjoy delicious cocktails all while playing a game of shuffleboard. Great for a night when you want to enjoy a beverage, but also do a fun activity. We recommend an Instagram picture by their legendary wallpaper #trendy.

Location: 514 Union Street; Visit Website

Shuffleboard games at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club


Interested in a Partnership with Bond Collective?

At Bond Collective we value community and are always looking for ways to partner with businesses. Interested in partnering with Bond Collective or sponsoring an event at one of our locations?
Email Lara Gould today.



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