Brooklyn awakes the adventurous spirit in you. It is home to exotic neighbors and popular tourist spots like the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Heights, and Smorgasburg Food Market.
While Brooklyn is famous for its affordable housing, popular tourist attractions, and sports teams, it’s also the rendezvous for New York City’s best wings!
I have often wondered how wings became such an important stable menu in Bars.
For years, l thought wings were just part of the regular meals gifted by the South but recently, I learned that a native New Yorker invented this incredible meal.
It was a cold New York night, in 1964, when the co-owner of Anchor Bar, Teressa Bellissimo made a wrong chicken order and couldn’t use the wings.
Later, she decided to use it to make a late-night snack for her son, Dominic, and his friends. Violà! Her snack became so famous, that it is currently one of the staples of the American diet!
Talk about an accidental invention! Wings are an excellent option you find in Bars all over New York and beyond. Call me a foodie., l don’t mind.
Be it chicken, or buffalo, wings are my specialty. Come with me, let’s wing it.
See what l did there? Here is my guide to the best wings in Brooklyn;
- Dan and John’s wings
- Coney Island House of wings
- The Wing Bar
- Mad for Chicken
- The Kent Ale House
- The Kettle Black
- Atomic Wings
- Buffalo Boss
- Bonnie’s Grill
- Jiku Wicked Wings and Korean Grub
- Chicken Stop
1. Dan and John’s Wings
Address: Dekalb Market Hall, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
From making wings as a snack during Bills games to unbridled accolades from Esquire, FOX, CBS, Eater, ZAGAT, GQ, Paramount, Dan and John’s wings have come a long way.
Dan and John’s wings took off from humble beginnings in Dan’s Brooklyn apartment years ago.
Dubbed the “NYC King of Wings”, by Andrew Steinthal of THE INFATUATION, Dan and John stole the hearts of New Yorkers with their delicious Buffalo wings dipped in sauce and blue cheese.
With 5 locations in New York, spanning Brooklyn, Murray Hill, Lower East Side, East Village, and Chelsea, Dan, and John’s wings got you covered!
Their menu offers traditional wings, boneless wings, fries, BBQ-Spicy, and buffalo wings, with honey mustard or regular hot sauce. They are pricey, but I got value for my money considering the large portions and high quality.
2. Coney Island House of Wings
Address: 31000 Ocean Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11235-8439.
Phone: (347) 462 – 3379
Recently, I was on the lookout for Buffalo wings near me and discovered the Coney Island House of wings.
This wing business is a short distance from MTA Coney Island Yard and Asser Levy Park. In just one year of Service, Coney House of Wings is set to become a Coney Island staple.
The spot is small and offers a cozy ambiance, so I recommend a take-out. From the waiting area, I watched as my order was prepared in an open kitchen.
They offer comfort food including Boneless Wings, sandwiches, deep-fried Oreo, waffles, buffalo bowls, Jalapeño popper burger rice balls, and many others, which pair well with a variety of chilled beverages.
Their prices are decent, so no need to worry about breaking the bank here.
3. The WingBar
Address: Carroll Gardens, 275 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 237-2728
Some weeks back, I arranged a quick get-together with friends and found a wings spot close by, Wing Bar.
This Bar provides a homey atmosphere, with indoor seating space and a huge garden space for chilling with friends while watching a football game.
It is ideal for a Friday night hang out. If you don’t mind the crowd and the waiting time to get your order.
I started with the Mozzarella sticks for the appetizer, with mild buffalo Wings, famous steak stub, and veggies with blue cheese. They serve Brownie sundaes for dessert. Think you can handle the heat? Ask for the extra spicy Wings.
4. Mad for Chicken
Address: 617 Grand Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States.
Phone: (917) 909 -1353
If Healthy food has a name, Mad for Chicken is it! It was established in 2005 by Sean Cho and Clinton Oh.
Their Korea-inspired cuisine and wings are a game-changer in the Brooklyn district. They won the “Best Fried Chicken of 2020” by Best of the Boro!
With 16 branches all over America, most of which opened during the 2020 lockdown, it continues to work towards future expansion via Franchise opportunities.
They are well-known for their superb meals and friendly staff.
The interior offers great dining space for groups. I recommend trying their Soy garlic wings, Kimchi Fried Rice, spicy dumplings, and salad. Dare l say Mad for Chicken has the best wings in Williamsburg?
5. Kent Ale House
Address: 51, Kent Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Craving Wings and a place to watch football games? Kent Ale would totally satisfied!
It is a pub and sports bar, which is a favorite to rugby, basketball, soccer, and hockey fans. Oh, I saw quite a crowd of Arsenal Football club fans there.
Want an outdoor seat to see the mesmerizing Manhattan skyline? The 50-seater sidewalk cafe provides a serene atmosphere.
At Kent Ale House, l ordered their Kent Full Irish breakfast, which is available Saturdays and Sundays. I must confess, it didn’t disappoint. Their Jumbo chicken wings are a winner.
Their menu features Pub Entrees, House Made Taster tots, Build your own burger, and Goat Cheese and Beet Salad. They also offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am to 4 pm.
6. Kettle Black
Address: Bay Ridge, 8622 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Established in 2004, this All-American sports bar is locally owned and operated. Kettle Black is located in Brooklyn and Staten Island with kitchen hours between 11.30 am to 11 pm daily.
They provide party menus and catering menus for customers who require these services.
It is an amazing sports bar offering a special collection of Brunch, Boneless wings Monday, Two-for Tuesdays, and Wild Wings Wednesdays. I took advantage of their Wild Wing Wednesday to order the .69 cents wings.
I highly recommend the Kettle Black burger (it comes with Truffle fries. Yay) and boneless wings.
Reasonable prices, cool local sporting atmosphere, and excellent food make them an all-time favorite in Brooklyn.
7. Atomic Wings
Address: 188, Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn,
New York, 1226.
Let me put this out there, Atomic Wings are not your regular wings! There, I said it.
With over 3 decades of creating and perfecting their original Buffalo Wings recipes, Atomic Wings has grown beyond New York, to the East Coast, and Mexico.
Their famous franchise model has been featured on CNN Money and FOX Business.
They offer 14 homemade sauces with the most gluten-free sauces as well as hormone-free and antibiotic all-natural wings.
Here I chose the Half and half combo, which is the boneless, and buffalo atomic wings, with their trademark sauce, blue cheese, celery, carrots, and tempting waffle fries.
8. Buffalo Boss
Address: Crown Heights Brooklyn
291 Utica Ave, NYC.
Phone: (332) 237-2901
Jamar White’s vision to create the best wing joint in New York birthed this hip-hop wing restaurant! Brooklyn Boss takes pride in offering 100% organic chicken and fresh ingredients.
We found the restaurant has hip-hop influences, likely inspired by Brooklyn Rapper Jay-Z, who is a cousin to the founder and investor in the business.
They have four branches; Crown Heights, Barclays Center Arena, Downtown Brooklyn, and Milwaukee in New York. They offer delivery services via Postmates, Seamless, Grub Hub, Door Dash, and Uber Eats.
At Brooklyn Boss, their menu includes Chicken tenders, Boss Chicken Sandwich, Regular and boneless wings, and Fried Oreo Treat for Kids. I recommend their new specialty, the Meatless Vegetarian wings.
Address: 671 Union Street, Park slope,
Brooklyn, NYC 11215.
Wangs brings the Asian Soul food experience right to your doorstep! They are a cute hole-in-the-wall restaurant, so l was ready for a takeaway. They offer a small dining space but mainly encourage takeaway and delivery services.
They are open between the hours of 12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays to Thursdays, and 12 pm to 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wangs serves delicious dishes like Fried Korea jumbo wings, fried chicken sandwiches, salad, Mac and cheese, Popcorn chicken, cornbread, accompanied with the signature Wangs sauce of your choice, and homemade and canned beverages.
I especially liked their cornbread, spicy Fried chicken with Wang’s hot sauce, fried chicken salad, and Peach Cardamom Sweet Tea. They provide eco-friendly packaging for their products.
10. Bonnie’s Grill
Address: 278 5TH AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 369 9527
Guess What! I found my wing and chill spot.
Nestled in Park slope, just some blocks from Gowanus lies a hidden gem, Bonnie’s Grill! It is a perfect find, considering it checks all my boxes. The amazing decor gives retro vibes to this cute American sports bar.
At Bonnie’s Grill, I recommend you try the buttermilk pancakes, Bonnie’s Huevos Rancheros, Applewood smoked Bacon or chicken wings and waffles for Brunch.
Bonnie’s Grill Must-haves you should also try are the 3-day beer brine ribs half rack, Buffalo Wings, the Bonnie shake, and gluten-free Blondie. The kids are not left out, with a special Pulled pork sandwich for them and vegetarian chill available for Vegans.
Did l mention the Create your own burger is also a hit? I plan to be a regular here.
11. Jiku Wicked Wings and Korean Grub
Address: 1219 Church Ave · Brooklyn · New York
Phone: (718) 975- 2259
Visit Website: https://jikuwicked.com/
Whenever I’m in the mood for Korean fried chicken, Jiku Wicked wings and Korean Grub is one of my go-to plugs. Their wings always hit the right spot.
Planning a date night or just a spot to chill with friends? The outdoor seating offers a backyard with a canopy, creating a perfect ambiance. But I advise that indoor seating is better for damp weather.
At Jiku Wicked Wings and Korea Grub, you can try the Sauteed Chicken over Rice, Soy wicked wings, Jap Chae, calamari, Kimchi, and a beer with Mochi for dessert. In addition, they offer rice bowls, noodles, and soju cocktails.
Check them out between 4 pm to 8.30 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 12 pm to 9 pm on Fridays to Sundays.
12. Chicken Stop
Address: 110 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11201
Visit Website: https://www.chickenstopnyc.com/#/
It never ceases to amaze me the rate new businesses spring up in Brooklyn daily! But I’m all for it.
Chicken Stop wings restaurant opened its doors to the public in 2021. With impeccable service and amazing culinary delights, it’s no surprise, that it’s fast becoming the first choice for New Yorkers who love wings.
At Chicken Stop, the ribs, chicken, and burgers are grilled using the old and trusted South American techniques of grilling slowly.
Their menu includes family meals, individual meals, tenders and ribs, chicken combo, burgers sauce sandwiches, and dessert.
Some of my All-time favorites are Chicken ribs and combo, with Stop sauce, hand-made crispy chicken sandwich, and Go Avocado Salad.
Alright, I know, there are so many spots with amazing delicious wings, it can be hard to choose, right? Come to think about it, is there a bar that doesn’t offer wings on its menu?
There is so much goodness packaged into wings. Plus, they are nutritious and provide many health benefits for your body. Therefore, it is a no-brainer that wings should be a part of your regular meal options.
Did you enjoy my guide to the 12 best wings in Brooklyn? Drop a comment to let me know other places you had great wings in Brooklyn and if they should be on this list! I will check it out.
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