Williamsburg, Brooklyn Places

Part of our Brooklyn travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Williamsburg, including Knitting Factory, St. Ann's Warehouse and Halcyon.
  • The best place in Williamsburg Brooklyn: Knitting Factory

    Knitting Factory

    361 Metropolitan Ave
    Door times usually at 7PM or 8PM. Bar open Mon-Fri 5PM to late, Sat + Sun 12PM to late. The legendary New York concert club moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg in 2009. Check a diverse blend of live music, comedy, and special events. Main room events are all ages, bar events 21+.
  • St. Ann's Warehouse

    St. Ann's Warehouse

    38 Water Street
    $140 for five shows $119 for four, etc.. A nondescript building on the corner of Water and Dock Streets, St. Ann's Warehouse delivers consistently impressive avant garde theater.
    Williamsburg eat nearby
  • Halcyon


    57 Pearl Street
    Tu Noon-9PM, W Noon-8PM, Th-F Noon-9PM, Sa Noon-8PM, Su Noon-6PM, M by appointment. Record store.
  • Roberta's


    261 Moore St
    11AM-midnight daily. Some of the best pizza in the entire city. Great inside and outside. Ingredients taken from rooftop farms around Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Death by Audio

    Death by Audio

    49 S 2nd St
    door times usually at 8PM. All-ages underground music venue. Cheap beers available for the 21+ crowd.
    Williamsburg eat nearby
  • The City Reliquary

    The City Reliquary

    370 Metropolitan Ave
    Th 7PM-10PM, Sa-Su Noon-6PM. Small storefront museum with random artifacts from the city's history.
    Williamsburg restaurants nearby
  • Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

    Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

    135 Broadway
    Sa-Su noon-6PM. Housed in the former Kings County Savings Bank Building, constructed in 1867. Features art exhibitions and displays of historical art and artifacts.
    Williamsburg food nearby
  • Peter Luger Steak House

    Peter Luger Steak House

    178 Broadway
    M-Th 11:30AM–9:45PM, F-Sa 11:30AM–10:45PM, Su 1PM–9:45PM. Rated New York's No. 1 Steak House for 23 years in a row by Zagat! Located near the entrance to the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge, this over 100-year-old establishment offers what many connoisseurs consider the best steak in America and it is priced as such. Reservations recommended.
  • Glasslands Gallery

    Glasslands Gallery

    289 Kent Ave
    One of Williamsburg's many DIY event spaces. In the last couple of years it has become a direct competitor to the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. All events 21+.
  • Doughnut Plant

    Doughnut Plant

    379 Grand St
    or F, J, M, or Z to Delancey St.; Bus: 14A to Grand St. (last stop westbound)), ☎ +1 212 505-3700. Tu-Su 6:30AM-6:30PM. This ain't no Dunkin' Donuts! Each doughnut costs roughly $2.50, but the place is a really fabulous, artisanal palace (albeit humble-looking) of doughnutry.
  • Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

    12 Eldridge St.
    Su-Th 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-3PM. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $6 children (5-18), $15 families, free admission Monday all day. The museum, a non-sectarian cultural organization based in the restored 1887 National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. The museum offers guided tours of the synagogue, new exhibits and programs -- including concerts, neighborhood walking tours and film screenings.
    Chinatown eat nearby
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    90 Orchard St.
    Tu-F 11AM-6PM, Sa-Su 10:45AM-6PM, M (visitor center only; no tours) 11AM-5:30PM. Advance tickets recommended as tours sell out quickly.
    Williamsburg restaurants nearby
  • Blanc & Rouge

    Blanc & Rouge

    81 Washington St
    A great small wine shop in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn. They have a great selection of Burgundies as well as other wines from all over the world and a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A short walk from the park with stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.
  • The Brick

    575 Metropolitan Ave
    Tickets are an affordable $15. A former garage, The Brick is home to cutting-edge independent theater, The New York Clown Theater Festival, and an annual themed festival each year (past themes included the Moral Values Festival and the $ellout Festival).
    Williamsburg eat nearby
  • Earwax Records

    218 Bedford Ave
    Su-F 11AM-9PM, Sa 11AM-9:30PM.
  • Lower East Side Visitor Center

    54 Orchard St.
    M-Su 10AM-4PM.
    Williamsburg food nearby
  • Brooklynski

    351 Graham Ave
    Tu-Sa noon-8PM, Su noon-6PM. Named for the Polish phrase for of Brooklyn this is a cool gift shop featuring jewelry, home decor, candles, paper goods and gifts for kids, mostly made by local artists. Pick up a Williamsburg tote bag or Brooklyski-branded t-shirt as a souvenir of Brooklyn.
  • Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

    235 East Broadway
    The LESJC runs both private and public tours of the Jewish Lower East Side. The tours are unique as they take visitors into synagogues rather than just the outside. It is recommended to purchase tickets ahead of time as they sell out fast.
    Williamsburg restaurants nearby
  • The Hogar Collection

    362 Grand St
    Th-M Noon-7PM and by appointment. The gallery was founded by two artists: Todd Rosenbaum and Cecilia Biagini. According to its website: "The Hogar Collection is a gallery in the flourishing art community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn that represents local and international artists working in all contemporary art-making practices including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video and sound. The gallery's aim is dedicated to the promotion of new art, dialogues, perspectives, and strives to be a venue that reflects the diversity of our ever changing world."
    Williamsburg food nearby
  • Barcade


    388 Union Avenue
    Features at least 30-40 classic 70s and 80s arcade games, all for 25 cents! Also has 20 microbrews on tap and specialty beer nights.
  • SEA


    114 N 6th St
    The best Thai food in NYC in a romantic trendy atmosphere
  • Doughnut Plant

    Doughnut Plant

    379 Grand St
    Making doughnuts by hand with the highest quality all natural ingredients since 1994.
  • Starbucks

    67 Front St
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • Surf Bar

    139 N 6th Street
    A tiki bar, true to form with sand on the ground, coconuts and all kinds of other beach artifacts. They serve tiki cocktails plus your usual bar drinks. A fun place, especially in flip flops.
  • St Ann's Warehouse

    St Ann's Warehouse

    29 Jay St.
    St. Ann's Warehouse is a performing arts institution in Brooklyn, New York.
    Williamsburg food nearby
  • Williamsburg Bridge

    Williamsburg Bridge

    S 5th St and S 5th Pl
    The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It once carried New York State Route 27A and was planned to carry Interstate 78, though these plans were aborted by the cancellation of the Lower Manhattan Expressway and Bushwick Expressway.
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