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10 Best Bars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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When the temperatures drop there’s only one thing you can do – move the party inside. To keep you both cozy and well served this Winter we searched for the very best bars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here you can enjoy great beer selections, best cocktails or simply soak in the authentic neighborhood atmosphere. From best smoked oysters to the hippest places around the block, you really need to check these bars in the following gloomy months. We guarantee you’ll have a great time, a full belly and a couple of new favorite drinks on your list.

Check our selection of 10 best whiskey bars in NYC. 

All of the bars on the list are top rated on Yelp, and based on our own personal experiences at each venue.

Maison Premiere

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Maison Premiere is inspired by hotel lobbies, afternoons in Paris cafes and late night dinners of pastis and Absinthe. They’re famous for their menu of oysters from 30 different varieties based on market availability. Add Absinthe to that and you’re guaranteed to have a Parisian experience in the middle of Brooklyn. Their list boasts the largest collection of premium Absinthes in New York City, so if you want to meet the green fairy, this is the place to do it.

Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn


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Featherweight is a cocktail lounge located at 135 Graham Ave, hidden behind two black doors under the neighborhood’s premier piece of street art. The location itself is a bit of a secret, which makes it that much more fun when you find it. The interior of the bar screams “hipster”, while the exterior blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Mixing personalized cocktails, while being a speakeasy bar, this is truly a one-of-a-king experience.

Featherweight, 135 Graham Ave, Brooklyn

Post Office

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Post Office is not fancy looking at all, there’s a strong family resemblance to your neighborhood’s dive bars, which makes it kind of cool. The general atmosphere is very friendly and with the professional staff, you’ll be sure to choose only the best from the menu. Not that there’s anything there not worth trying. You really need to check their cocktails, that everyone in Brooklyn is praising about. That and grilled Cheese with Bacon!

Post Office, 188 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn

Noorman’s Kil

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Noorman’s Kil was just selected as one of top 10 hottest places to drink whiskey around US, and with a selection of over 400 whiskies, that’s not at all surprising. The bar hosts regular whiskey tastings and other events that make this a very busy spot to hang out. With all that drinking you really should try their grilled cheeses, which is on the menu to balance the belly and 12 rotating beers available on tap. The atmosphere is unpretentious, friendly and includes a honest service.

Noorman’s Kil, 609 Grand St, Brooklyn

The Shanty

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The Shanty is a real and functioning Gin distillery in urban New York. They offer a full complement of cocktails, not only featuring their distilled spirits but everyone’s favorites from around the world. If you rather switch for a cold one, you’ll be more than happy with their distinctive selection of craft brews. It’s a great place to just hang out on an evening out and taste some really amazing gin mixtures.

The Shanty, 79 Richardson St, Brooklyn


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Desnuda is an amazing cocktail bar for all who appreciate a bit of South America’s flair. It interprets a Latin American culinary staple for New York’s palate, using traditional and innovative ingredients to lightly cure fresh fish. If you haven’t tried smoked oysters yet, than this is the perfect place to give them a chance, you’re guaranteed to make them your new favorite dish. With Happy Hour $1 Oysters every Sunday and Monday there’s really no reason not to.

Desnuda, 221 S 1st St, Brooklyn

The Richardson

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The Richardson is a proper American bar. They contain a wide selection of expertly-made cocktails, old-world wines & draft beers, while the kitchen serves a charcuterie-centric food menu all day, every day. The atmosphere is very casual, with a chilled crowd and friendly bartenders. From the cocktail menu we suggest you try the Scottish Dew and Autumn Equinox, both great starters for a relaxed evening.

The Richardson, 451 Graham Ave, Brooklyn

Montana’s Trail House

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This bar gives a taste of countryside right in the middle of the concrete jungle. The atmosphere in this former auto shop is anything but city like. Montana’s Trail House intimate rooms are decorated with kitschy pieces of Americana and some vegan unfriendly trophies. From the menu choose the baked eggs, switchels, anything with bacon and root beer braised brisket. Not necessarily in that order.

Montana’s Trail House, 445 Troutman St, Brooklyn

Hotel Delmano

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Hotel Delmano is a beautifully crafted space that offers a wide array of premium specialty spirits, boast a seasonal cocktail menu of original recipes by their staff, and a 100-bottle wine list focusing on small artisanal producers. They have an exceptional raw bar specializing in a seasonal oyster selection from both coasts and a selection of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and other small plates like ceviche and steak tartare that pair well with our cocktails and wine. You’ll love the old Parisian feel of this place, as well as all the yummy cocktails.

Hotel Delmano, 82 Berry St, Brooklyn


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With a wide range of drinks, prices, and specials, Duckduck has something for everyone. It has a strong neighborhood vibe, small staff, and cast of daily regulars, which all make this place very friendly. On the weekends they attract the hopping crowds with a wide mix of djs, plus this bar has one of the best Happy hours in Brooklyn. You can choose from their selected craft beers on tap, seasonal cocktails, and cheap beers, depending on what mood you’re in. This place is fun, eccentric and down right awesome!

Duckduck, 161 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn

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