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Café Zona Sur x Melody Lanes



The chef duo that opened Café Zona Sur, wanted it to represent their 20+ year journey with food. The menu is fresh, simple and local, New American dishes are indicative of the kitchens Luis and Maria have worked in, as well as the mixing pot of cultures here in NYC. It’s the epitome of what you’d expect to find at a local neighborhood bistro—the intimate space features exposed brick walls, vintage ceiling tiles, a cozy wooden bar, and a peaceful courtyard garden. It’s even conveniently located close to the subway: it’s worth the visit.

Melody Lanes does not have the prices or pretentiousness of bougie Manhattan bowling spots, but it does draw a crowd. This solid, no-frills Brooklyn bowling alley has been a neighborhood staple for some 20 years. Melody Lanes is a family-run center offering the locals of Brooklyn and beyond 26 lanes, arcade games, league play, and a variety of different weekly specials. Pete, the original bartender, with his sideburns and suspenders, is quite the hipster magnet, offering a side of life advice with your beer. A true original, the 70’s interior color palette could use a facelift, but then, it wouldn’t be the vintage gem that it is. The lanes are clean and well-kept—a strike in our books.

Sunset Park
Dinner, Bowling
Rustic, Vintage, Chic

Café Zona Sur

4314 4th Avenue, Brooklyn

idk tip: Sandwiches come with delicious herbed fries…win.

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Credit: Bklyner

Melody Lanes

461 37th Street, Brooklyn

idk tip: Tuesday night is Ladies Night, with free bowling for women FYI.

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Credit: Time Out