The Best Of Williamsburg

Oh how I love Williamsburg.. or as I like to call it, the 'Burg. 

Let's be real.. there's something extra special about the epicenter of Brooklyn that continues to keep us Manhattanites treking across the East River every so often. 

So, if you find yourself wandering down the quaint streets of Williamsburg anytime soon, you are likely to be entertained by some live music, funky street art, tasty food fest's and plenty more.. 

Check out the best of this hot spot, and enjoy all things 'Burg the next time you plan your fun afternoon, or crazy girls night out! 

 photo courtesy of Julian Macias 

1. Barcade 

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Let me introduce you to Barcade ya'll! As you can probably tell by the name.. the hot spot duels as an arcade and a bar, with more than 20 beers on tap and a selection of 30 classic arcade games to choose from. Bring some friends, sip on some some drinks, and unleash your competitive side all night! 

2. Brooklyn Bowl 

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A bowling alley that doubles as a night club and music venue? Where do i sign up!? At Brooklyn Bowl, you can gather a group of your closest (and rowdiest) friends and knock down a few pin.. and ofcourse knock down some pitchers of beer too! Before making your way to the dance floor, snack on some fries and other tasty grub to keep you going all night! 

3. L Train Vintage 

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The 'Burg is home to the hottest thrift shops that are unlike many in Manhattan. L Train Vintage is filled to the brim with affordable designer pieces, with plenty of variety for the fashion-savvy shopper. With a mix of vintage and trendy items, this is a must stop when you are in the hood. 

4. Artists and Fleas 

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This vintage flee market sells eclectic goods and an endless stock of one-of-a-kind items that are totally worth stopping in for, whether you're interested in splurging or just browsing around. Add Artists and Fleas to the top of your list when spending your next casual weekend afternoon in Brooklyn. 

5. BYOB Painting Workshop 

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Whether your looking to unwind after a long day, or hang out with some local artists and take in everything the Brooklyn art scene has to offer, head to the Painting Lounge ASAP! But first, stop at the local liquor store, grab some bud lights and head on over to the lounge where your art lessons and paint brush will be waiting for you! 

6. Brooklyn Brewery

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Imagine an afternoon made up of beers and good friends. Well, if you're looking for just that, than your dreams may come true at this brewery tour in Williamsburg! You are guaranteed a fun-filled day learning about the history of beer-making and beers on beers on beers! 

7. Walk across the Williamsburg Bridge 

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If you're seeking some fresh air and exercise take a stroll across the iconic Williamsburg Bridge. On you're 1.4 mile walk, make sure to take in the Instagram-worthy views of the New York City skyline and river views!  

8. Music Hall 

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This retro and intimate venue is home to stellar sound systems and some of the biggest names in indie music. Do a night in Brooklyn the right way and check out some of the live shows Music Hall has to offer! 

9. Visit an art gallery 

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Calling all artists or art lovers! Williamsburg has long been home to a buzzing art scene so it's only fitting that you check out a local gallery. You can find these works of art at a number of gallery spaces including The Boiler, Reverse, or even unfinished garage like rooms and pop up shops. Check 'em out during the Every Second Friday event, when galleries have evening opening receptions.