ACROSS THE BRIDGE
Make the trip to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for these hot spots.
From steak to innovative pizza, Williamsburg’s food scene is constantly evolving, yet consistently stellar. There’s a lot to choose from at different price points, so walk around and work up your appetite. Peter Luger Steak House 178 Broadway, 718.387.7400 (great porterhouse & creamed spinach) Roebling Tea Room 143 Roebling St., 718.963.0760 (old-fashioned comfort food) Sunday in Brooklyn 348 Wythe Ave., 347.222.6722 (daily brunch) Emmy Squared 364 Grand St., 718.360.4535 (a spin on square pizza) Williamsburg is a haven for craftsmanship, vintage styles and nostalgia— whether in clothing, art, jewelry, furniture or music. These stores are just the tip of the iceberg: Artists & Fleas 70 N. 7th St., 917.488.4203 (local artisans in one spot) Catbird 219 Bedford Ave., 718.599.3457 (chic jewelry) Rough Trade 64 N. 9th St., 718.388.4111 (record store & live music) Clockwise from bottom: Cyclists beneath the Williamsburg Bridge; steak at Peter Luger; overhead view of Artists & Fleas; avocado toast at Sunday in Brooklyn Pick your poison: There is virtually no corner where you can’t get a drink in this neighborhood, and there are just as many watering holes—from divey to classy—to sample. Barcade 388 Union Ave., 718.302.6464 (cocktails & arcade games) Spuyten Duyvil 359 Metropolitan Ave., 718.963.4140 (Belgian beer)
Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Ave., 347.335.0446 (absinthe & oysters) Tørst 615 Manhattan Ave., 718.389.6034 (hot dogs & rare beers) Multitask by watching the latest indie musicians perform over dinner, grabbing a burger and cocktail while catching a movie or combining some culture with shopping. Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St., 718.302.3770 (indie music & drinks) Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave., 718.782.8370 (movies & table service) Knitting Factory 361 Metropolitan Ave., 347.529.6696 (live music & events) The City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Ave., 718.782.4842 (history museum & gift shop)