City Guides: Williamsburg / Greenpoint

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Eccentric. Unique. Alive. It’s no surprise why Williamsburg and Greenpoint are two of the most exciting and up-and-coming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. For starters, there is just so much to do, so much to eat, and so much to explore. All of which you can do by just walking a few blocks. Whether you’re a foodie, artist, musician, vintage lover, whatever it may be, chances are you’ll find something that tickles your fancy here. Not to mention this area are a true mecca for creatives. Yep, these neighboring neighborhoods have it all. Just make sure you allow enough time to take it all in! And with this area being known for its hipster-ness, well, you know you’re in for a good time!

 Check out some of our favorite places below…

Eats – Sitdowns:

Pies ‘n’ Thighs
(Delicious waffles. Read more here!)
166 S 4th Street (347) 529-6090



The Charleston
(Free pizza with a beer during happy hour…Yep, you read that right!)
174 Bedford Avenue (718) 599-9599

Sweet Chick
(Read more here!)
164 Bedford Avenue (347) 725-4793

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Eats – Quickbites:

Radegast Hall & Beirgarten
(Very spacious place with a cool, European atmosphere!)
113 N 3rd Street (718) 963-3973

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
(some of the best donuts you’ll ever come across!)
727 Manhattan Avenue (718) 389-3676


SO many sweet treats for less than $2. It always takes me forever to decide on just one!


Berry Park
(Great rooftop with amazing views of the city skyline!)
4 Berry Street (718) 782-2829

Best Pizza
(If you want a tasty slice, this place definitely lives up to its name!)
33 Havemeyer Street (718) 599-2210


Things to Do:

Take a Brooklyn bike tour with Get Up and Ride.


You’ll even get to visit a rooftop community garden at the Navy Shipyard!


Test your bowling skills at Brooklyn Bowl.
(Remember here!?)


If there is a wait at the bowling alley, go right next door for a drink at Brooklyn Brewery.



Take a letterpress class with The Arm Letterpress.



Explore the countless antique shops.
(Like here!)


So much fun just rummaging through all the piles of stuff!


Don’t Miss Out On:

McCarren Park
(Great place for a picnic!)

The Brooklyn Flea
(Good place to haggle down prices for rare finds! Read more here!)


All the shops along Bedford Avenue
(So many vintage clothing stores!)


(Best place to please your taste buds!)


And of course, don’t forget to take in all the beautiful murals, graffiti and art along the streets!

Williamsburg is such an eclectic neighborhood, and if you take the time to simply walk & explore, you’ll soon realize all its unique charm.


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