Cobble Hill Commerce & Culture
Old and new Brooklyn mesh in Cobble Hill, where family-run outposts with footprints spanning across generations are met by stylish standout newcomers. Atlantic Avenue — often called “Brooklyn’s Main Street” — forms Cobble Hill’s northern edge and offers plentiful bars, cafes, eateries, and shops on the Brooklyn Heights border. Still, everyone knows that the main drags in Cobble Hill are unquestionably Court and Smith Streets. Despite their proximity to each other, both stretches have a zeitgeist all their own: Court skews toward a curated antiques and natural wine bar vibe, while Smith goes more in on bookstores, chain retail, and craft beer taprooms. Both seamlessly blend into Carroll Gardens and carry through Red Hook, meaning there is always something fresh to discover and try. Regardless, it never hurts to look around even the quietest corners of Cobble Hill — who knows what hidden gem may be awaiting discovery.