There may be hundreds of options on where to drink alcohol in a social setting in Williamsburg. Here's a handy guide to help you choose what bar is the best, whatever the occasion.
Williamsburg has some of the biggest beer gardens and beer halls you'll find in Brooklyn. Some have beautiful outdoor spaces, others have fantastic roof top bars with wonderful views of Manhattan, and all of them have hearty food (either traditionally German or straightforward American fare). Beer halls are a good choice for group gatherings, impromptu afternoon drinking, and casual dates.
Irish, Brazilian, German, Mexican - in Williamsburg there's a bar to cater to every international craving. Some of these come along with delicious food to accompany your cocktails. If you're bored with American beer, why not try an exotic concoction, like the Brazilian Caipirinha, a delicious mix of alcohol, lime, and sugar at Beco.
Williamsburg isn't just dives and beer gardens. There are plenty of wine bars for the winos in your life. Most serve only wine, though a few offer beers on tap and some top-shelf liquor and snacks. If you are looking for a more elegant evening, a wine tasting, or a great bar for a special events, these wine bars won't disappoint, serving up everything from European to organic to local bottles.
If you want to be impressed by expert mixology, head to any one of the plethora of incredible cocktail bars in Williamsburg. Some are snootier than others, but there's definitely an atmosphere for everyone on this list, whether you're looking for straightforward fifties style martinis and old fashioned or unusual house specialties.