It’s no secret, North Brooklyn is a night owl’s dream! With endless drink and food options, it’s no wonder Williamsburg has become a king of nightlife. With so many options to choose from, we thought we’d help you skip the crap and go straight to the best of the best. Here’s our top picks that won’t tear up your wallet AND will keep you feeling like you’re taking full advantage of this rambunctious neighborhood.
1ST STOP: Rocka Rolla – 486 Metropolitan Ave, BK, NY 11211 (corner of Rodney St)
Dive into this official dive bar complete with a gigantic jukebox, $3 beers and more retro hairdos than you will know what to do with. Oh ya, there’s also a dope backyard for chilling + your brew + your crew. Perfect first stop to perk up your bar crawl feelers and throw back a couple cold ones.
GET UP AND RIDE PRO TIP: Get a schooner, $3 for a LARGE and icy cold Bud Light OR the Oreo smoothie – vodka and ice cream, need we say more.
2ND STOP: Commodore – 366 Metropolitan Ave, New York, NY 11211 (corner of Havenmeyer)
After all those schooners, you’re probably hungry. Don’t let yourself get hangry, just cruise a block up to hipster haven, Commodore. It may look like a dive bar, but this spot not only has delishous drinks, their food is on point too! Fish tacos? So perfect. Cadillac nachos? You won’t believe it. That fried chicken? Some of the best in the city. Sit out back and take in the tropical foliage or chill at the bar and catch some “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” that’s usually streaming on the TV in the back.
GET UP AND RIDE PRO TIP: The fried chicken is the same recipe as famed Pies N’ Thighs so skip the lines over there and get at this over here:
3RD STOP: St Mazie – 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
It’s the midway point, let’s class it up a bit and get some relaxed cocktails. Just a few blocks over, perched on a quiet street with twinkle lights rimming its edges, sits St. Mazie. Dipped in that cool European wine bar styling, this place boasts sipping-spirits with a twist like the Brown Derby and the Mexican Firing Squad AND serves up high-quality music from all sides of the world. Did we mention there’s a garden? Ya, there’s a garden, get at it.
GET UP AND RIDE PRO TIP: Every Friday is Flamenco Fridays! Groove, schmooze, booze.
4TH STOP: Miss Favela – 57 S 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (corner of Wythe)
Let’s perk back up with some Brazilian music! Rio de Janeiro’s festive air kisses you on the lips at Miss Favella. A “botequim” or a Brazilian neighborhood bistro, serving up traditional cuisine, colorful décor and tons of live music – their drinks and vigorous staff will get you ready for late night parties. Plus, so much dancing.
GET UP AND RIDE PRO TIP: Every Sunday is FoccoSundays. Party, food and live music. Enough said!
5TH STOP: Baby’s All Right – 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (corner of Bedford)
You made it. Your bar crawl has crept into the late night shenanigans of wburg and that means Baby’s All Right. Sick bar and even sicker stage, Baby’s is known for its diverse live music and crazy high-energy atmosphere – and it doesn’t disappoint. From local bands to big traveling shows, it feels like you’re in the center of the world (and aren’t we kinda?). Check this calendar for shows and be weary, if it’s a popular group, there might be a line. It’s worth it, trust us.
GET UP AND RIDE PRO TIP: Pink baby drink + thai fried chicken + give over to the music:
That’s it! Ok, now go do it.