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Best Weekend Spots in Williamsburg

Show off all the great shopping, drinking, and dining Williamsburg has to offer at these quintessential neighborhood spots.

  • Toby's Estate Coffee
    • Coffee Shop
    • Williamsburg
    Food
    22
    Decor
    22
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $7

    Start off your day at this Aussie import, specializing in pour-overs and espresso drinks using house-roasted, single-origin beans. The cool, spacious digs are lined with shelves full of books, antiques, and knickknacks, and there's usually room to sit, sip, and get ready for the day.

  • Smorgasburg
    • Williamsburg
    Food
    25
    Decor
    17
    Service
    17
    Cost
    $20

    Once you've finished your coffee, head over to this popular waterfront market, where you can sample everything from lobster rolls to ice cream sandwiches to the infamous Ramen Burger while taking in views of the Manhattan skyline. Just make sure to bring cash - and a big appetite. (Note: only open on Saturdays.)

  • Artists & Fleas
    • Flea Market
    • Williamsburg
    Quality
    24
    Appeal
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    M

    Right around the corner from Smorgasburg, you'll find this funky flea market full of one-of-a-kind jewelry, art prints, vintage clothing, home goods, and more. If your friends need a little caffeine pick-me-up to shake off their Smorgasburg food coma, check out the cute Stumptown Coffee Roasters cart out front.

  • Bird
    • Clothing Store
    • Williamsburg
    Quality
    27
    Appeal
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    E

    One of Williamsburg's best boutiques, this beautiful store features gorgeous - if pricey - clothes for men and women from some of the coolest indie designers around (with a few big names like Commes Des Garcons and Isabel Marant thrown in for good measure).

  • Mast Brothers Chocolate
    • Food Store
    • Williamsburg
    Quality
    25
    Appeal
    20
    Service
    20
    Cost
    E

    It wouldn't be an afternoon in Williamsburg without a stop at the Mast Brothers Chocolate factory, which is worth a visit for the intoxicating smell alone. Your visitors can sample artisanal chocolate and pick up a few treats to take home as souvenirs.

  • Rough Trade NYC
    • Record Store
    • Williamsburg
    Quality
    -
    Appeal
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
     

    London's iconic indie record shop now has a home in Brooklyn at this 15,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, full of thousands of vinyl records and CDs (plus a live music venue and bar). Don't be surprised if hours pass while you're mindlessly flipping through the stacks.

  • Maison Premiere
    • Bar
    • Williamsburg
    Atmo.
    25
    Decor
    25
    Service
    18
    Cost
    E

    Craft cocktails and oysters make this New Orleans-inspired bar and eatery a perfect stop for a pre-dinner drink. If you want to really impress your friends, order a round of absinthe for the table.

  • Fette Sau
    • Barbecue
    • Williamsburg
    Food
    26
    Decor
    15
    Service
    15
    Cost
    $32

    Our commenters have called this top-rated BBQ spot the "quintessential Williamsburg experience," so you've got to take your friends when they're in town (and trust us, they'll love the ribs, craft beers, and bourbon).

  • Brooklyn Bowl
    • Bowling Alley
    • Williamsburg
    Atmo.
    22
    Decor
    20
    Service
    17
    Cost
    M

    Once you're full of barbecue and booze, head over to this retro-chic bowling alley for a game or two (plus live music, DJs spinning killer tunes, and brews from local Brooklyn Brewery).

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