Williamsburg

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil

It's like a party at your friend's shitty borough apartment. Because it's a bar in a shitty borough apartment. No, this bar is literally housed in what I assume...
Iona

Iona

My grandfather (b. 1910), who lived a good chunk of his adolescent and adult life in Williamsburg, would be thoroughly confused by this place. "Mr. Hipster," he...
Fette Sau

Fette Sau

I'm not really certain why they gave this thing a German name, as there seems to be little German about it. Instead it's kind of a combo of Cooter's garage and ...
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Music Hall of Williamsburg

There was a day not long ago that I convinced myself that I'd never see a show in a classy Brooklyn joint like this. I used to see shows I wanted to attend list...
Oasis

Oasis

I could see how having this joint right next to the subway exit could get dangerous. You've had another late-ish night at your job in Manhattan, and you step of...
Radegast Hall & Biergarten

Radegast Hall & Biergarten

If you're coming to Radegast, you better leave your noodle-arms at home. The beers go about 20-25 pounds and the raucous atmosphere will have you raising it to ...
The Lovin' Cup Cafe

The Lovin’ Cup Cafe

I will come right out and say that I'm by no means a local when in Brooklyn. In fact, I feel like a bit of a fish out of water walking around the streets of...
Cameo

Cameo Gallery

There are more music spaces these days in Williamsburg than there are ironic mustaches on the M train. Even semi-hidden ones like this one. Squirrelled away...
Zablozki's

Zablozki’s

I think this is what Brooklyn had in mind when it decided to become the new Brooklyn. And Williamsburg decided to transition from the neighborhood from which my...
Sweetwater

Sweetwater Restaurant

And here is Mr. Hipster in the ultimate hipster neighborhood eating dinner while the babysitter-meter churns and churns back at the homestead. So un-hip. But de...
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Peter Luger Steak House

Welcome to the Citizen Kane of the New York steak world. There are so many good steak houses out there, but this is the place that every New Yorker swears by--i...