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What's the Best Brooklyn Date? Tell Us & Win 10 Amazing BK Dates

We've been having a lot of fun seeing all the great date ideas you've been coming up with on HowHookup. We also noticed that you've been proposing a TON of awesome Brooklyn dates. Which got us thinking...what is THE best Brooklyn date?

You're going to decide. And then win big.

Propose a Brooklyn date -- the most imaginative, fun, kick-ass date you can think of, one worthy of Hall of Fame status. If it's deemed the Very Best, you'll go on 10 amazing BK dates for free.

OK, so what's it take to be the Very Best?

Once you've proposed a phenomenal Brooklyn date, let us know: Nominate it (or a friend's date if you're feeling generous) by leaving a comment on this post, tweeting at us, posting it on our Facebook page, sending carrier pigeons, etc. Check back next week to see our favorites -- we'll post them all on this blog, and the one that gets the most "likes" by Friday the 20th will be crowned the winner.

So, what are these 10 awesome dates I'm going to win?

1. The date you propose*, of course.

2. A day of fun in the sun at Coney Island.

3. A chance to create your superhero identity at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., followed by dinner at your favorite Park Slope restaurant.

4. Dinner, drinks, tickets to a show, and a night of bowling at Brooklyn Bowl.

5. An afternoon of shopping and gorging at Brooklyn Flea, followed by fun and games (and drinks) at Barcade.

6. Dinner at Fatty Cue and tix to a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

7. A tour of Brooklyn Brewery (yes, we know it's free) *plus* all the beer you can drink. (Pizza delivery is on us, too.)

8. A trip to the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

9. Tickets to a show at The Bell House and dinner on us.

10. A classy date night at Galapagos Art Space.

Sounds pretty great, right? Now go propose a Brooklyn date!

*The fine print: For Date #1 -- the dream date you've concocted -- we'll reimburse you up to $200.


  • 1.

    27 / Female / Straight

    "How Hookup... check out the Mister Saturday Night Loft Party with guest DJ Theo Parrish. We can get to know one another, dance to incredible music, and enjoy some of what Brooklyn really has to offer."

    August 9, 2020 at 8:59pm

  • 2.

    29 / Female / Straight

    I nominate mine! "How at Grand Army Plaza on a Saturday, where we can pick out some fresh and yummy eats at the Farmer's Market, then have a picnic in Prospect Park. Afterwards, we can go look at the sea lions in the Prospect Park Zoo!"

    August 10, 2020 at 12:57am

  • 3.

    27 / Female / Straight

    I nominate mine: How Hookup... drink some Six Point, eat a lobster roll and watch Bowie be awesome in Labyrinth under the stars at McCarren Park

    August 10, 2020 at 1:23pm

  • 4.

    28 / Female / Straight

    How Hookup... climb down a manhole and explore the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel. Then get pancakes at IHOP and sample all the syrup flavors.

    August 10, 2020 at 3:30pm

  • 5.

    23 / Female / Straight

    hit up the unmarked Japanese restaurant on N 6th (Zenkichi), and share the Omakase (10 chef's picks), followed by happy hour at the Brooklyn Brewery (6 beers for $20!), followed by a game or two of pool (or Scrabble, or Jenga) at the Levee, and FINALLY, a 3AM nightcap at Kellog's Diner.

    August 11, 2020 at 12:48pm

  • 6.

    36 / Female / Straight

    Take a walk in the new Brooklyn Bridge park and then get Pizza at Grimaldi's!

    August 11, 2020 at 12:50pm

  • 7.

    38 / Female / Straight

    How Hookup... head to Coney Island on Friday night; watch the Cyclones game and the fireworks over some beer and Nathan's hot dogs?

    August 11, 2020 at 1:07pm

  • 8.

    32 / Female / Straight

    How Hookup... Figure out how to tie some nautical knots at the Mary A. Whalen in Red Hook

    August 11, 2020 at 1:10pm

  • 9.

    37 / Male / Straight

    HowHookup... get pizza at Lucali's in Carrol Gardens (it's not JayZ and Beyonce's favorite pizza for nothing). Then take a walk on the BK Heights promenade on our way to Jacques Torres in DUMBO for their deliciously decadent ice cream. Top off the night with the "Flying Kabarette" show at the Galapagos Art Space a few blocks away.

    August 11, 2020 at 2:49pm

  • 10.

    33 / Female / Straight

    HowHookup... for formal flair, meet at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and hope to catch a glimpse of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Then head out to the Farm on Adderley (1108 Cortelyou Road) for dinner. After dinner, get a ride from a local Brooklyn car service and drive to the best view of the water that the driver knows. Then, head indoors for a nightcap at Brooklyn Social (335 Smith Street).

    August 11, 2020 at 7:20pm

  • 11.

    45 / Female / Straight

    How Hookup... Ride the Cyclone, Wonder Wheel and Spookarama then head over to L&B Spumoni Gardens for upside down Sicilian slices and ultimate Brooklyn people watching.

    August 11, 2020 at 8:10pm

  • 12.

    32 / Male / Straight

    Check out my Brooklyn date Idea

    August 12, 2020 at 2:48pm

  • 13.

    30 / Female / Straight

    I nominate my date idea:

    How Hookup . . . cool off in the meat locker at Red Hook Fairway, browse the aisles, and then line up for Red Hook lobster pound's lobster roll followed by key lime pie at Steve's. Then, we'll shop for furniture or just grab a few hangers at Ikea and hop on the water taxi into manhattan.

    August 12, 2020 at 3:08pm

  • 14.

    25 / Male / Straight

    How Hookup...

    Complete a Markowitz-esque Brooklyn decathlon field trip, via bike:

    1.) Navy Yard/take pics of Admiral's Row;
    2.) Promenade ride;
    3.) Egg creams at BK Farmacy;
    4.) Sixpoint Brewery tour;
    5.) Lunch at The Ball Fields (Red Hook vendors);
    6.) Wave at Lady Liberty from Minerva's POV (Green-Wood Ccemetery);
    7.) Find the actual site of Dog Day Afternoon's robbery (Attica!);
    8.) DiFara's pizza- truth or hype?;
    9.) Sunset Park to better understand its namesake;
    10.) Recap it all over a brew at Mission Dolores or Hot Bird.

    August 12, 2020 at 10:11pm

  • 15.

    29 / Female / Straight

    "How Hookup... Head to the Botanical Garden for a game of croquet on Cherry Esplanade while sipping champagne and nibbling cake from Elegantly Iced - summer whites and wide-brimmed hat optional :) - before unwinding over a casual dinner at Strong Place on Court Street to discuss our ball-play."

    August 13, 2020 at 2:06pm

  • 16.

    44 / Female / Straight

    BBQ and bourbon in the backyard at Moonshine, followed by dessert at "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" at Valentino Pier?

    August 14, 2020 at 1:37pm

  • 17.

    25 / Female / Straight

    meet at a bench on the of the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn bridge at dusk. Then walk across the bridge and go to the River Café for a pre-dinner drink. Afterwards, wait in line for Grimaldi’s (a nice contradiction to the River Café).

    After pizza at Grimaldi’s, lets go back to the dock underneath the BK Bridge and get the best homemade ice cream in all of BK at the BK Ice Cream Factory. 

    And if you live in the city, lets a water taxi back to Manhattan.

    August 14, 2020 at 2:36pm

  • 18.

    25 / Female / Straight

    Take the ferry to Ikea. Have lunch there and then browse the store figuring out what we would buy if we remodeled our current apartments (and probably buy stuff we dont need in the process).

    If we don't have anything too heavy, go to Zombie hut for drinks and scrabble.

    August 15, 2020 at 4:50pm

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