The 10 Best Bars In Williamsburg, New York City

Akshay Jain

Even if you’ve never ventured into Brooklyn, it’s likely you’ve heard of Williamsburg. A neighborhood famous for its young, hip locals and creative energy, Williamsburg is home to several hot hangout spots. Here are the top t10 bars to check out while you’re here.

The Camlin

1. The Camlin

The Camlin

If you’re looking for the Williamsburg experience without any fear of pretension, The Camlin is your place. With over 100 different bottles of wine and an extensive cocktail menu, you’ll never have a lack of options at this Williamsburg watering hole. If you’re looking for a microbrew, look no further than The Camlin, with seven on tap and 14 in bottles.

The Camlin, 175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 11249 +1 718 384 4100

2. Dram

Bar, Cocktail Bar, American

The ideal Williamsburg cocktail bar, Dram offers creative drinks as well as classic choices for any thirsty patron. They also have one of the best bar food menus in Brooklyn, including options such as Tikka Masala Popcorn, Watermelon Gazpacho, and Soft Shell Crab. With a surprisingly spacious interior, you’ll have no trouble finding a spot to enjoy your drink or food.

3. The Gibson

The Gibson

Nestled between Berry and McCarren Park, The Gibson gives you a welcoming, at-home feeling whenever you visit. Boasting an elite whiskey and craft beer menu, The Gibson is the go-to spot for both individuals looking for a quick drink or groups of friends looking for a fun, long night.

The Gibson, 108 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA 11211 +1 718 387 6296

Loosie Rouge | Courtesy of Loosie RougeLoosie Rouge | Courtesy of Loosie Rouge

4. Loosie Rouge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, American

If you couldn’t tell by the name, this bar has an interesting vibe. A cozy spot that is adored by locals, Loosie Rouge is one of the best bars in all of Williamsburg. While the drinks and food are excellent, what sets Loosie Rouge apart from other bars is its aesthetic. With an “Eaters in Residence” campaign, Loosie Rouge shows its connection to Williamsburg while also reminding us why we love Williamsburg.

5. Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere

There’s no denying that the American bar atmosphere can get stale at times. Get transported to a Parisian café at Maison Premiere. With an extensive Absinthe menu, plentiful outdoor and indoor seating, and over 30 varieties of Oyster on menu daily, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bar comparable to Maison Premiere. Come for the ambience and stay for the amazing drinks and food.

Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 11211 +1 347 335 0446

6. Pete's Candy Store

Bar, Restaurant, American, Seafood, Gluten-free

Maison Premiere in Williamsburg, New York, USA
© Noah Fecks
There’s no denying that the American bar atmosphere can get stale at times. Get transported to a Parisian café at Maison Premiere. With an extensive Absinthe menu, plentiful outdoor and indoor seating, and over 30 varieties of Oyster on menu daily, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bar comparable to Maison Premiere. Come for the ambience and stay for the amazing drinks and food.

7. Skinny Dennis

Bar, Wine Bar, American, Pub Grub

Sort of Wine Bar
© Sort of Wine Bar
Featuring live music, Skinny Dennis is a little different than other places. A self proclaimed honky tonk and country bar, Skinny Dennis offers a unique southern experience for any New Yorker. Skinny Dennis is welcoming to all people and will leave you going home happy with delicious specialty drinks and craft beers.

8. Sort of Wine Bar

Bar, Wine Bar, European

With a very ironic Williamsburg name, Sort of Wine Bar offers several enticing options including European organic wines, imported cheeses, and an unbelievable happy hour. Speak to the owners of the bar if you want to learn a little something about fine wine, or just talk about their experiences in France. Whether you come alone or with a group, you’re bound to have a great time here.

9. Spuyten Duyvil

Bar, Belgian, Pub Grub

Possibly the best beer bar in all of Williamsburg, Spuyten Duyvil’s microbrew menu is untouchable. With rare and obscure beers from all over world on tap and bottle, Spuyten Duyvil is the go to spot for any brew lover to try something for the first time. Whether you consider yourself a beer aficionado or amateur, do yourself a favor and explore Spuyten Duyvil’s extensive menu.

10. Union Pool

Bar, Pub Grub, American

Vince Anderson at Union Pool, Brooklyn, New York.
© Mindy Tucker
A tucked away spot located in a former swimming pool supply store, Union Pool is one of the more unique bars in Williamsburg. With an extensive backyard space, Union Pool is the place to be on any summer night. While their daily drink specials are enticing, the main selling point of Union Pool is the El Diablo Taco truck located in the bar’s backyard.

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