Williamsburg is one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Brooklyn with a huge selection of bars, restaurants and shopping. With the developing South Side just around the corner, Grand Street hosts some of our favorite eating and drinking spots. Bedford Ave is a short walk away and the waterfront with the new park and Smorgasburg each Saturday in the summer so there's no shortage of local attractions. We're also just across the Williamsburg Bridge from the Lower East side of Manhattan. Access to the rest of NY by subway is easy and we're two stops from Manhattan on the L train.
Barcade is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer. There are locations in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, owned by four friends; Paul Kermizian, Pete Langway, and brothers Kevin and Scott Beard.
The original Barcade just down the street from The Bunker was opened in 2004 in a former metal shop on Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At the time of the opening, Kevin and Scott were working in graphic design, Paul in film and television, and Pete in advertising. Paul had just completed directing the feature film "American Beer", a road trip documentary profiling the American craft beer industry, and the friends were spending time drinking craft beer and playing the classic 1980's video games that lined the walls of Paul's Williamsburg loft.
The selection of vintage video games is pretty unusal and combined with the craft beer selection makes for a fun night out!
Brooklyn Bowl has redefined the destination entertainment experience. "One of the most incredible places on earth," according to Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Bowl integrates a premier performance venue, food by Blue Ribbon, bars which feature local craft brewed beers, and 16 bowling lanes which give guests a unique place to relax, eat, drink and watch a performance. Brooklyn Bowl is located in the former Hecla Iron Works (built 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world.
Brooklyn Brewery makes beer. Good beer. Not only does it taste good and make your meal better but we like to think that since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. While striving to brew the best beer possible (and make time for our growing families), The Brewery promotes the proliferation of good beer and good food whenever it can. Brooklyn beers are currently distributed in 25 states and 20 countries. Throughout 2011 The Brewery underwent an expansion that will double overall capacity in 2012 and quintuple by 2013. Brooklyn Brewery probably exports more beer than any other American craft brewery.
It used to be that we'd be lucky to cobble together 15 brave souls to visit the wilds of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on a Saturday afternoon. Now, we're happy to report that The Brewery hosts a bustling crowd of beer enthusiasts, neighbors, tourists and all sorts of thirsty people, all week long
Part of the Bowery Presents group, the Music Hall of Williamsburg is one of the bigger venues close to us. Featuring international and national touring artists it's a great sounding venue to catch a show.
Burnside is a newish addition to the neighborhood bar scene. With a great ambience and excellent beer, wine and cocktail selection it's one of our favorite local haunts and perfect for an after session drink. They also make awesome burgers, fries and have amazing pickles.
Huckleberry Bar is an upscale craft cocktail and small plates
bar located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both a destination and
neighborhood favorite, Huckleberry Bar offers something
for almost everyone—an extensive list of well-executed seasonal
and classic cocktails, draft and bottled beers and well-structured,
eclectic wines—old world and new. Our kitchen is open late every
night and our private garden is open everyday until 1am.
Our custom-built sound system gives us the ability to keep the volume
just right, no matter the occasion. It is our commitment to hospitality and
our caring, knowledgeable staff, however, that keep Huckleberry Bar
above the fray, ensuring the fancy without the fussy.
Founded in 2006 with the vision to serve affordable country style French fare, Le Barricou opened to provide family style hospitality to our Brooklyn Community. Inspired by Brasseries of France and New York City, our repertoire delights itself in small producer wines, local beers, craft cocktails, natural proteins, artisanal cheeses, and bistro staples such as Coq Au Vin, Escargot, and Moules Frites. Featuring weekly specials and available for Lunch and Dinner Monday through Friday with a highly regarded weekend Brunch, we open our doors to the Heart of Williamsburg and cordially invite all to enjoy our home.
Every session needs Thai food. Lily Thai is our go to...we seem to eat here almost every day! Go for the massive curries or the klller Pad See Ew. Winter time it's all about the jumbo noodle soups.
Smorgasburg happens in two locations every weekend: Saturdays at East River State Park—Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.—on the Williamsburg waterfront; and Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5. Both locations are open from 11am to 6pm, and feature packaged and prepared foods, beverages, and more from purveyors from New York City and across the region, for a total of 75-100 vendors. The markets are always open rain or shine.