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Williamsburg: NYC Walking Tour

There’s more than just hipsters in this popular Brooklyn neighborhood.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 5.3 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  Ever since young creative types started moving to Williamsburg in the ‘90’s for affordable rent, the forces of gentrification have... more »

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Points of Interest

Address:
80 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
United States

Phone:
(718) 460-8000

Though this pizza joint is technically in Greenpoint, Williamsburg’s quieter neighbor to the north, the Neopolitan-style pizza made in the domed white-tiled oven here is worth the 10-minute walk from “the Burg” for its simple but delicious thin-crusted pies. Owner Paul Giannone spins out pizzas and personally greats diners to see how they’re... More

The ever-present lines at this cool auto body shop-turned-barbecue joint are a testament to the popularity of its dry-rubbed barbecue, smoked in-house from small family farmed heritage breed animals. The name, which means “fat pig” in German, is your first clue to the restaurant’s star menu item—meat, including pork shoulder, brisket, and ribs... More

Located discreetly behind red metal gates in what at first glance appears to be a furniture shop, this beer bar has one of the neighborhood’s most extensive lists of craft beer on tap, in bottles and in a few casks that rotate out regularly. In cooler months, the indoor space has a great mid-century modern vibe but in the summer head to the leafy ... More

5. Bakeri

This tiny bakery is locals’ go-to spot to for sweet and savory baked goods on the weekends. A buzzing group of bakers in blue work jumpsuits hum along to the likes of Fleetwood Mac while churning out flaky almond croissants and crusty baguettes, that can sell out by 10:30 a.m. on any given Saturday morning. Grab a pastry to go, or linger over an... More

6. In God We Trust

Opened in July 2011 on Bedford Avenue right between the L train stop and McCarren Park, the newest location of this Brooklyn based company features their full collection of retro-inspired women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, and other accessories, most of which is hand-made up the block in owner-designer Shana Tabor’s Greenpoint studio. Many items... More

7. Smorgasburg

A spin-off of the Brooklyn Flea, this food-only market happens every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the waterfront adjacent to the East River State Park. Eat your way through goods from approximately 100 vendors, including pork sandwiches from Porchetta, doughnuts from Bed-Stuy7rsquo;s Dough, and a bounty of Brooklyn-made goods from Anarchy in... More

8. Beacon’s Closet

Peruse this gigantic warehouse space and turn Williamsburg’s fashionable locals’ cast-offs into your vintage treasures for wallet-friendly prices.

Address:
88 N. 11th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
United States

Phone:
(718) 230-1630

...hop on the L subway line to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery and its vats of microbrews.

Address:
79 N. 11th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
United States

Phone:
(718) 486-7422

This bowling alley on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint opened less than a decade ago, but it manages to transport bowlers to the Midwest in the 1970’s, with its nostalgic décor and old-school scoring machines. Though it’s a bit grittier than nearby Brooklyn Bowl, at $7 per game and $3 shoe rental, it’s much more affordable. Pass... More

Peter Luger lets the steaks speak for themselves, and it works: the chain, including this tavern-like Williamsburg location, is consistently voted the best steakhouse in NYC and earned one Michelin star in 2012. Starting in 1887, Peter Luger’s trademark has been prime cuts, particularly the porterhouse. There are daily lunch specials like pot... More