Food & Drink

The best place to go on every Williamsburg block of Bedford Ave

Published On 07/21/2014 Published On 07/21/2014
Jennifer Nalewicki
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1. BrisketTown 359 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar serves up classic Texas-style brisket, ribs, and BBQ. Its fatty cuts are especially memorable, but the tender bite and peppery bark of most of the meats will have you coming back for a ton more. Your taste buds could be satiated with a carnivorous entree alone, but sides like tangy collard greens and creamy mac 'n cheese round out the savory, umami-ful experience.

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2. Rabbithole 352 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

A Williamsburg neighborhood fave, Rabbithole is an all-day restaurant and cafe that's a go-to for any meal. A casual cafe in the front caters to the on-the-go crowd with house-baked pastries and Stumptown coffee before transitioning to a bar in the evening with six artisanal beers on tap and a solid whiskey selection. Meanwhile, the more upscale dining room and garden is a brunch hotspot that doles out classy and refined basics like eggs Benedict, French toast, and soft omelettes.

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3. Potlikker 338 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

This casual Williamsburg spot specializes in oyster po'boys and burgers with cheese curds, and if you want something sweet to follow, check out their "Stoner Special" with peanut butter ice cream, pretzel streusel, and Mast Brother’s ganache.

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4. Rosamunde Sausage Grill 285 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (New York)

This SF original sausage-y beer garden features 24 craft taps, 20 link varieties (including Italian spicy pork & wild boar), and a list of toppings as vast as your hunger (pre-sausage).

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5. The Turkey's Nest 94 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Right across from McCarren Park, Turkey's Nest is a dive bar in Williamsburg known for serving drinks in huge styrofoam cups. It has all the fixins of an actual dive: cheap drinks, pool tables, a few TVs, and a jukebox.

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6. DuMont Burger 314 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

People come from all parts of the city to sink their teeth into this casual eatery’s signature burgers, and for good reason: they're terrific. The brioche buns are baked onsite, the ground beef is juicy & moist, and the veggies stacked on top are fresh and crisp.

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7. No Plates 280 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

This Williamsburg resto and cafe is a solid option for strong coffee and cheap lunches, allowing you to load up your salad for as many as six toppings for less than $7.

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8. Metropolitan Recreation Center 261 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

For $150 a year, you can hit up this super-conveniently located gym and swimming pool on the corner of Bedford and Metropolitan in Williamsburg.

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9. Whisk 231 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

Whisk is a quality kitchen store on Bedford Ave filled with everything from ice cream makers, to knives, to bitters and other cocktail accoutrements.

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10. Handsome Dan's 218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

Tucked into Bedford Avenue's Mini Mall, Handsome Dan's is filled with all kinds of awesome vintage candies, plus cotton candy and Snocones in all different types of flavors.

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11. UVA Wines & Spirits 199 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

Expect to find what you're looking for (so long as you're looking for wine) when you come to UVA. You'll get plenty of options to choose from and -- don't be fooled by how nice the place looks -- you'll even be covered in the $15-and-under category.

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12. Spike Hill 186 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

Spike Hill appeals to almost anyone, from soccer fans to live music geeks to whiskey lovers. If you like any of those things, then this bar is definitely for you, if not, it's probably still for you because it's that cool.

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13. Charleston 174 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

The best thing about this place is that whenever you order a drink at the bar, you get a free personal pizza (as long as it's between noon and 8pm). On the plus side, they only cost $1 after 8pm.

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14. Cafe El Beit 158 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

This Bedford Ave cafe makes the coffee strong. The patio in the back is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon recovering from the night before.

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15. Soft Spot Bar 128 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

At this Bedford Ave spot has two-for-one draft and well drinks, plus $5 shot-and-a-beers that are available daily, not just on weekdays or happy hours.

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16. The Bedford 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

The Bedford's one of Williamsburg's most lauded spots, with fresh, new-American fare and delicious 'tails. Their oyster happy hour is always the talk of the town, and you should absolutely stop by and check it our for yourself. See their website for updated specials and times.