NYC Eats: Camping Out at Camp


For those NYC newbies out there like myself, there are five boroughs in the large urban jungle that is New York City: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. For the most part, my visits to the Big Apple are spent in Manhattan. But recently, I decided to venture out to Brooklyn, the hipsters’ paradise, to try out the restaurant Camp.

It’s called Camp because they quite literally have modeled it after the great American pastime of camping. When you first walk in, you see a woody bar, with black and white pictures of nature lining the back wall. The interior is dimly lit with soft, warm candle lights. As you make your way towards the back, you see that the walls and benches are made of logs that are low to the ground, as if you are really out in the woods at night, over a campfire. There’s even a kayak propped against the wall for extra effect.


One of the star menu items is, you guessed it, S’Mores! If you’re too full from a delicious meal, you’ve got to try them. One of my favorite parts of the meal experience was the Vanilla Martini, which is what it sounds like but with a perfectly toasted  marshmallow melted on top, staying true to the camp roots of the restaurant. They even have different themed nights, for example, my personal favorite, Tuesday Karaoke night.

From marshmallow drinks to what felt like home-cooked food, it was, needless to say, a very quintessential American experience, in the confines of a quirky little bar in Brooklyn.

Camp is located at 179 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201



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