Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados
Box Kite is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

1. Box Kite

128 W 72nd St (btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Lincoln Square · 55 tips and reviews

Madeline M.Madeline McDavid: Cozy teeny-tiny place with some of the best coffee on the UWS, friendly service and truly fabulous donuts in classic and original flavors like lemon poppy, passion fruit, or hibiscus.

Lunitas is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

2. Lunitas

1039A Fulton St (at Downing St), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Clinton Hill · 31 tips and reviews

AlexAlex: the Fulton sandwich is so good— that cheddar biscuit is wonderful. add bacon! their mint limeade is amazing with to-order muddled ingredients.

Shelsky's of Brooklyn is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

3. Shelsky's of Brooklyn

9.1
141 Court St (at Atlantic St), Brooklyn, NY
Bagel Shop · Boerum Hill · 128 tips and reviews

Ben K.Ben K.: Quality Jewish appetizing shop with everything you need from lox to chopped liver to knishes and hamantashen. Try the Peter Shelsky and Great Gatsby sandwiches.

Gold Star Beer Counter is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

4. Gold Star Beer Counter

9.5
176 Underhill Ave (Sterling Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Prospect Heights · 49 tips and reviews

Joy C.Joy Chen: Super cool space with curved wooden ceiling, greenery, and soft lighting. Not to mention the beer is fantastic! Amazing spot nestled away on a corner in Prospect Heights.

Ample Hills Creamery is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

5. Ample Hills Creamery

9.3
623 Vanderbilt Ave (at St Marks Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Prospect Heights · 374 tips and reviews

Cole K.Cole Kennedy: It's so hard to choose one favorite flavor, so change it up each time you go. Definitely try the chocolate chip cookie cone at some point, though. Perfect stop before or after a walk to Prospect Park.

Saint Vitus Bar is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

6. Saint Vitus Bar

8.7
1120 Manhattan Ave (at Clay St), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Greenpoint · 90 tips and reviews

Ale T.Ale Tower: Put this spot on your map if you're into metal / hardcore music, it'll become one of your essentials in NYC.

Baby's All Right is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

7. Baby's All Right

8.5
146 Broadway (at Bedford Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Music Venue · Williamsburg · 100 tips and reviews

Chris R.Chris Raghoobar: I guess I have too many "favorite concert spots" but I can't help considering this as one. A sweet, intimate venue behind a great restaurant. Come for the amazing brunch, stay for some amazing shows.

Burrow is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

8. Burrow

9.1
68 Jay St (at Front St), Brooklyn, NY
Bakery · DUMBO · 36 tips and reviews

Kevin N.Kevin Ng: Hidden in an apartment building, keep going through the doors and straight to the back where you'll find this charming shop that does amazing coffee and pastries (check out their IG game).

Tygershark is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

9. Tygershark

581 Vanderbilt Ave (Dean St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 33 tips and reviews

Emily W.Emily Wilson: Super quirky spot with a small menu of eclectic, Asian-inspired dishes. Of the few things we got, the crab fried rice stood out. Get a $4 can of Orion beer to go with your meal.

Broken Land is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

10. Broken Land

9.0
105 Franklin St (btwn Milton St & Greenpoint Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Greenpoint · 51 tips and reviews

Audrey T.Audrey Tolbert: They make a mean michelada complete with Old Bay! The backyard is also partially covered so you'll be safe from the sun/rain.

Superiority Burger is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

11. Superiority Burger

430 E 9th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · East Village · 146 tips and reviews

Yael B.Yael Bushoy: This place is everything. Get the burger, get the wrap, get it all! Brooks is usually behind the counter concocting his new masterpiece. The homey, hole in the wall feel never fails to impress!

Metrograph is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

12. Metrograph

9.5
7 Ludlow St (at Canal St), New York, NY
Indie Movie Theater · Lower East Side · 50 tips and reviews

Cherry C.Cherry Coke: The bar and lounge area is fantastic. Comfortable seating areas and very spacious - it's a great late night date spot if you're looking for ambience without having to shout at each other.

Bakeri is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

13. Bakeri

9.1
150 Wythe Ave (at N 8th St), Brooklyn, NY
Bakery · Williamsburg · 139 tips and reviews

BasakBasak: The line might be out the door but it's very cute and cozy inside. They have delicious pistachio and carrot cake. Bread pudding is always a good option, too. Cash only!

Silent Barn is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

14. Silent Barn

603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Rock Club · Bushwick · 17 tips and reviews
No. 7 is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

15. No. 7

7 Greene Ave (at Fulton St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Fort Greene · 165 tips and reviews

Jim T.Jim Taylor: The menu offers hectic twists on old favorites, slotting in somewhere along the lines of ‘New American’ cuisine. With dishes like the Fried Fish Tacos and the pulled Pork Grilled Cheese. Read more.

Pioneer Works is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

16. Pioneer Works

9.4
159 Pioneer St (btwn Conover & Van Brunt St), Brooklyn, NY
Event Space · Red Hook · 38 tips and reviews

Mark H.Mark Heyert: Great educational programs. I've been here 3 times and each time my assumptions are challenged and my perspectives expanded. Highly recommended.

Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

17. Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen

8.6
1058 Bedford Ave (btwn Lafayette Ave & Clifton Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 72 tips and reviews

Guillaume F.Guillaume Flandre: Cool Bed-Stuy coffee place with everything you would expect from such a hipster cafe : lots of wood, tiles, hand-drawn typography, alt "choking victim" poster. Also super good flat white and granola

Shea Stadium is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

18. Shea Stadium

20 Meadow St (Morgan Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Rock Club · East Williamsburg · 24 tips and reviews

Ryan T.Ryan Thomas: Nice small DIY venue with good sound cheap drinks and it's a little hard to find which makes it even better

Vinnie's Pizzeria is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

19. Vinnie's Pizzeria

8.7
148 Bedford Ave (at N 9th St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · Williamsburg · 194 tips and reviews

Chris R.Chris Raghoobar: Excellent pizza, and whoever comes up with the names for some of their slices is a damn genius.

National Sawdust is one of Meet Your Match in NYC: Indie Aficionados.

20. National Sawdust

9.3
80 N 6th St (at Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Concert Hall · Williamsburg · 17 tips and reviews

Diane S.Diane Schubach: Great venue. Intimate and beautiful.