New York City


Some today will argue that Williamsburg, located in the borough of Brooklyn, has taken the crown from Manhattan as the coolest district in New York. It draws a young, creative crowd to its craft beer bars and cafes, many of which are set in magnificent refurbished buildings with exposed brick and high ceilings.

The very best of bars in Williamsburg

Bars in Williamsburg are the perfect spot for a post-work cocktail, a Saturday night party or a daytime tipple. Despite being one of the most popular areas in New York, space here is still at less of a premium than in Manhattan, and many bars in Williamsburg offer excellent outdoor spaces where you can sit in the New York sun with a drink in hand.

The Shanty was opened by bar owners with an excellent pedigree, and it shows. They specialise in gin-based cocktails and use many local products. They serve a nice selection of craft beers as well as copious amounts of gin and delicious bar snacks such as nuts and cheese plates. For incredible views of the Manhattan skyline head to The Ides at Wythe Hotel. The cocktail list here is basic but solid, but what you truly come here for is the stunning views, anyway.