The hubby and one of our friends suggested we link up at Berg’n last weekend because we hadn’t seen each other in a while. I had been holed up in the house because I’m not a fan of cold weather, so Sunday Fun Day was twofold–to get me and Ella out of the house, and to see some friends we hadn’t seen in a while.
The set of friends that we met up with have a 2-year-old, and they invited us to Berg’n for a mini concert. Apparently, Berg’n is family friendly, but not in a cheesy kind of way, and they have musicians visit on the weekend to do sing-a-longs for kids (they also have game nights and other events for adults). My daughter is too young to really care about a sing-a-long, so we actually missed that part (the shows are short and early), but it was good to brunch with buddies.
In a city like New York, having children is fast becoming an anomaly. Lots of people have children, of course, but most of the trendy spots cater to single hipsters, so it’s nice that Berg’n has figured out a way to be more inclusive than usual.
In case you’re wondering, Berg’n is a microbrewery/cafeteria set inside of a large warehouse. It seems like something you’d find in Williamsburg, but it’s right in Crown Heights. The food inside varies. You can choose from four stalls from different businesses, plus a cafe/bakery type of set up. This time around I had a chicken sandwich and fries and I didn’t take photos of my food, but it was good. I just felt like living in the moment that day and that’s what I did.