Though it’s become more refined in recent years, Williamsburg still has a hipster vibe—as evidenced by indie music performances, gallery shows and shops run by local artisans. Distilleries and wineries show off the neighborhood’s flair for locally made spirits, while Smorgasburg packs in creative food vendors along the riverfront on summer Saturdays. Williamsburg is one of the City’s most exciting nightlife neighborhoods too, with many of NYC’s trendiest restaurants and clubs.
With its emphasis on local cuisine, outlandish fashion and all-night parties, Williamsburg's reputation for trendiness is well deserved.
Hit a Williamsburg bar scene that features breweries, cocktail lounges and, sure, bowling.
Think you know Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood that has become a byword for cool? You might think again when you hear these firsthand accounts from longtime residents who make some of the beer, food, jewelry and, of course, music that give the neighborhood its cachet. Though the area has changed of late, with new apartment buildings and more families moving in, the spirit of creativity that made it a popular destination in the first place remains one of its most powerful draws.
Brooklyn musician Steve Myers—of Mighty Fine and the Afghan Whigs—tells us why he loves his neighborhood.
Here’s where to spend your ducats on Crosby Street in Lower Manhattan.
Take a booze cruise of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Williamsburg’s charm is irresistible, with inspiring street art, stellar bites, cute boutiques, and a lively bar scene. Knowing the local hangouts is crucial to experience this area to the fullest, so your tour will be led by an expert. You will visit some faves like Brooklyn Brewery and designer hotspot Artists & Fleas. Your ticket also scores you beer, wine or whiskey, BBQ, ice cream, chocolate tasting and a guided hot sauce tasting by a hot sauce 'sommelier'.
Get to know Brooklyn’s history and modern-day culture on this informative 2-hour walking tour through one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, Williamsburg. With an insider guide, you'll discover the borough's rich heritage, hip businesses and contemporary street art scene. While you explore this laid-back neighborhood, you'll see historical buildings, pass by boutiques and cafes, and stop for a photo op of the Manhattan skyline from the waterfront.
This 2.5-hour walking food tour is a window into what makes the Williambsurg neighborhood so special. Try ice cream made by an Iron Chef contestant, Best Pizza in Brooklyn, cookies from a judge on Master Chef, and more. You will enjoy 7 full portion tastings while learning the history of the neighborhood, experiencing some amazing street art and checking out the best view of the New York City skyline.
Learn about Brooklyn’s beer-brewing past and present on a guided walking tour of a local brewery and the history-rich neighborhood in which it’s located. Brooklyn was a beer-brewing capital for much of the 1900s, but all of the 40+ breweries that existed in the borough pre-1970 have disappeared. Find out why, and what is causing them to return, as your local guide leads you on a brewery tour and a walk through the neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Tired of ordering the same old brew? Find a new favorite on this craft-beer crawl in New York City! Join your knowledgeable guide on a tour of Brooklyn, and find out why New York City is considered a capital of the beer world today.
You'll tour several bars that serve craft beer, plus a beer store, in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn and learn about the barley, hops and dedication put into every batch of brew. And don’t worry about drinking on an empty stomach – in addition to the 10 free samples of beer provided, a selection of appetizers are included to help keep your feet moving to the next bar!
Tour Manhattan in the comfort of a climate-controlled sprinter minibus by a native Spanish speaker! Your expert Spanish guide will point out New York City's places of interest and provide illuminating commentary on all the major sites. This is a half-day tour, leaving you with the afternoon free to discover The Big Apple, or why not upgrade your tour to include a 48-hour All Loops hop-on-hop-off bus ticket (in English only, pre-recorded narration available in Spanish) and explore New York City at your leisure?
This one-of-a-kind library has collected tens of thousands of user-submitted sketchbooks, categorizing them by subject, medium, artist's location and other criteria; it then makes them available for browsing to the public, for free, at this cozy reading room.
City Reliquary's status as a "weird" museum was fated from the start: once a first-floor Williamsburg apartment, a button on the outside of the building prompted a recording narrating the story of the dentures, window chains and figurines visible through the front window.
Photographs of New York State Pavilion at World’s Fair and today.