New Bars in Williamsburg

Hitting the same bars week after week in the 'Burg is only fun until you start running into the targets of your dirty deeds. Luckily, a bevy of new debauchery dens have opened--from cocktail spots like The Counting Room and Dram to straight-shooting shot-and-a-beer bars like Good Company. Here are all the newest. (Photo: Dram Bar)

Updated: June 11, 2010

New Williamsburg Bars

Dram Bar

177 S. 4th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

On a dark stretch of South Fourth Street, the warm glow of this lodge-like bar beckons--as do the meticulously muddled and mixed craft cocktails, which come courtesy of top-flight barmen.

The Counting Room

44 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

With an airy wine bar upstairs and a connoisseur-grade cocktail bar down below, this spot is a sophisticated respite from the Williamsburg's scruffy degeneracy.

Good Company

10 Hope St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Taking over the despised Hope Lounge's incredible space, this shots-and-beers bar has a huge picnic table-laden patio and hosts DJ sets from big-name Brooklyn DJs.


366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

With its distinctly small-town feel, classic drinks (including frozen margs and mojitos for hot nights on the back patio) and organic grub from a Pies 'N' Thighs alum, this neighborhood bar feels all-American--in a good way.


170 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This bar/boutique/venue/gallery combines Billyburgers' three chief interests--indie clothing, live music and art--with their most heartfelt passion: alcohol.

Night of Joy

667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

With all the antiques and doilies, this bar might look like grandma's living room, but it's filled with tat-covered youngsters sipping great cocktails and has a pool table and a rooftop patio.


486 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This new, somewhat generic bar next to the BQE is a good spot to watch the game and inhale beers and hot wings just like the rest of America.