Best Place to Spot Cute Nerds (2009)

Blackbird Parlour

The Blackbird Parlour, open only about a year, filled a certain niche that was missing in the Bedford Avenue Williamsburg scene. The saloonish café has a European flair, the teas and sandwiches are ridiculously overpriced, and yet, for whatever reason, lone, attractive nerds frequent the place. A lot. Could it be that these greasy-haired guys have an acquired taste for Brie and raw-beet salad? They flock to this sort of luxurious hangout as if it were the YMCA for V-neck, skinny-jean-wearing boys. And although the service is somewhat slow (the servers seem a lot more interested in how they look than in getting you a cup of tea), the place is packed—particularly on evenings—with nerdy men surrounded by books, laptops, and notepads, and all wearing the same pensive look. Hot.

Location Details

197 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11211


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