Top Pick


Zenkichi makes me feel like I'm in Japan. The intimate setting gives you plenty ...

Top Pick

Chef Geoff's

Thirsty Washingtonians, take heed! Chef Geoff’s has the best gosh darn Happy Ho...

Top Pick

Hyperion Tavern

Ah, "hipsters." Don'tcha jus' hate 'um? Bashing "hipsters" (a term once analogou...

Top Pick

Miller's East Coast Deli

Recently on a trip back East, I did the unthinkable: I neglected to enjoy a hot ...

Top Pick

Jazz Gallery

As we were walking down Dominick Street at 10:30 on a Monday night and turning t...

Not a Member? (it's free)

Submit listings, reviews,
custom mapguides, and more...

sign up

On Our Radar


The Holy Trinity

Why would I be recommending an O'Neill's pub if you are, "not a tourist," in Muswell Hill? Or indeed if you are a tourist in Muswell Hill? Well because this one is a ruddy great converted church, that's why. Dating back to somewhere between 1899 and 1903 this flint and terracotta Presbyterian Church is quite a sight to behold. The only worship going on here though is at the altars of Sports, Music, and Booze. On a Saturday, there's big screen premiership action, plus there's a program of regular ... ... Continue

Share Comment Details & Map London


A Justifiable Brouhaha

Brouhaha used to be The Garden Ladder, one of only a couple of stolid listings for the Harringay neighbourhood in the NFT London book since the first edition back in 2009. The locals were quite worried when it closed down but it seems that Paresh and Dipesh (who have taken over) have done well with the new incarnation. I'm not a great ale or beer drinker but the guest draft beverages were a major draw of the Garden Ladder and Brouhaha sold out of their Redemption beers on tap at the opening nigh ... ... Continue

Share Comment Details & Map London


The Not So Big Screen

I like cinemas, but people in cinemas? Not so much. I don't want to sound like a killjoy but why do people talk through the trailers? Why do people take their shoes off? Why do people bring their stinky, yet no doubt, healthy houmous and celery sticks into the cinema? It's the cinema people! Eat the popcorn! I know I've seen the trailer for 20,000 Days On Earth three times in the last fortnight but I don't care about your friend who's just published a scientific paper on fruit flies! (I'm not ma ... ... Continue

Share Comment Details & Map London

Brooklyn Coffee

Brooklyn in London

I generally resent paying for a cup of coffee--I'm a coffee fiend but I'd much rather make a brew at home with whatever bean I'm currently favouring (coffee of the moment is El Carmen from Pact if you're interested). I find it amusing that people baulk at the cost of a pack of freshly roasted coffee (around £6.90 for 250g) yet will happily pay approximately £2.50 a day for a potentially sub-standard coffee mainly so they can walk around with a drink-thru ... ... Continue

Share Comment Details & Map London

Rachel Rauch

Pete Botman

Mar Bol

Toby Paul

Ann Maher

Lindy Foltz

Hugo Lingeman

Miguel Menchu





NFT Co-Founder Jane Pirone On Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio


NFT co-founder Jane Pirone offered travel expert Peter Greenberg a few NYC secrets on a Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio podcast. ...

Co-Owner of NFT Featured in The Grey Lady


Not only is NFT co-founder Rob Tallia one of the masterminds behind one of the best selling guidebooks in New York, he also likes to take photos late at night, write for a popular blog in Fort Greene, ...

Now Out on Amazon Kindle: NFT Collected Essays: 2005-2010


Follow NFT's intrepid editors as they poke, prod, and explore the cities they work, play, and (gasp) entertain their out-of-town friends in the brand new ebook Not For Tourists: Collected Essays 2005- ...


Not For Tourists is the ultimate guide for the savvy city-dweller. Our philosophy is simple: Whether you've lived in your neighborhood for 55 years or 55 minutes, NFT will help you navigate and explore the city like a local. Written and designed by in-the-know city slickers themselves, NFT is mobile-oriented, cartographically-inclined, and to-the-point.

For over a decade, our cabal of mapmakers, writers, editors, graphic designers, and urban adventurers have scoured the streets, read the writings, and lived the credos of practical, esoteric city travel. Within the matte black covers of our guides and throughout the interminable, electronic pages of our website, discover secret city spots you never knew existed-from dive bars and extravagant restaurants to local hardware stores and abandoned buildings (we don't judge).