THE BK WAY

Why do Brooklyn like you would Manhattan? When gallavanting over the bridge in my newfound home of Williamsburg,  I like to imbibe the BK way -- a lil weird, maybe a bit grungy, but never lacking in finesse. So get your leather jacket on, shake off that bed head and head to one of these endearingly BK haunts. 


THE LEVEE 

212 Berry Street @ North 3rd, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Casual & cheap, this spot is one of my favorite Williamsburg go-tos. Who wouldn't like a bar that has an assortment of classic board games (including Connect 4) in each booth? 

SPECIALTY: Frat Boy (A Budweiser & a shot of Jaeger for $5) and Frito Pie (fritos, ground beef, and nacho cheese -- need we say more?) 

www.theleveenyc.com

 


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BABY'S ALL RIGHT

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

A glossier alternative to some of the classic Williamsburg dives, Baby's keeps its street cred' by serving as a hip haven for the music- loving set. Chill out at the front bar where a live DJ will be spinning jams or join the bevy of stylish night crawlers at the stage in back  to catch on-the-rise music acts (past performers include Ariel Pink, Tei Shi, and Lolawolf).  

www.babysallright.com

 

 


THE GUTTER

200 N. 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Bowling is more of an afterthought at this low-key hangout for beer lovers who like vintage vibes. Vinyl booths, pool tables, and bowling lanes from the 70s give The Gutter the classic cool of the pre-digital age when hanging out meant meeting in person at a beer hall. 

PERK: If you're a night owl, bowling is 2 for 1 Sunday-Thursday after 1 am

www.thegutterbrooklyn.com