Since opening in 1988 with its signature Brooklyn lager, this Williamsburg microbrewery has become one of the best breweries in New York State. The space offers reservation-only brewery tours, and the warehouse-like bar serves all of the brand’s ten-plus beers, plus seasonal pours like summer and pumpkin ales. It’s good for groups, but know that tables can’t be reserved ahead of time.
The Brooklyn Lager is pretty iconic at this point. It’s probably the most recognized beer coming out of New York City right now, so if you’ve had any New York beer, chances are you’ve sipped this. But Brooklyn Brewery’s Williamsburg brewhouse has so much more to offer like a snappy classic pilsner, the non-alcoholic Special Effects, a hazy IPA dubbed Brooklyn Pulp Art, and the brewer’s perfect take on hard seltzer.