66 Greenpoint Ave. (towards the water past Franklin)
Just when you thought you were at the neighborhood’s end, here comes this lush little bar. Pool table, darts, low booths and weekly DJs. Under the big red “bar” sign. Locate it.
560 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs) Phone: (718) 349-3859
Located near the edge of Williamsburg, Enid’s attracts a somewhat hipper crowd than bars nearer the Greenpoint interior. There’s a limited number of beers on tap, but spacious room and big street front windows. Full bar, Ms. Pacman/Galaga, pinball and a photo booth to capture you and your new Enid’s friends. Brunch Saturday and Sunday (10am – 4pm). Locate it.
104 Meserole Ave. (Meserole and Manhattan Ave.). Phone: (718) 383-8083
A two story bar and dance club. The dance floor, situated downstairs, is open on Friday and Saturday nights. There’s a pool table upstairs. Upcoming live shows are advertised thoroughly throughout the neighborhood. Locate it.
278 Nassau Ave (at Morgan) Phone: (718) 349-7017
The Lyric is beginning to have its devotees. With a pool table, video games, and a courtyard out back, it’s worth the visit. Occasional live music. Locate it.
The Mark Bar
1025 Manhattan Ave. Phone: (718) 349-2340
Comfortable and welcoming, with a wide assortment of beers (international, national and local), as well as rotating seasonal beers. A pool table, friendly crowd, and attentive bartenders. Open until 4am every am. Now with wireless internet. Locate it.
557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs Ave.) Phone: (718) 383-5333
A curvilinear bar affords many points of view on the interior, but be aware that service may be slow if you sit behind the bartender. Fussball table in the back room. Locate it.
557 Manhattan Ave. (Corner of Calyer Ave. & Lorimer St.) Phone: (718) 349-2340
Remember BEER beer (with the white label)? This is the bar equivalent. Get cozy with a Bud. Locate it.
The Pencil Factory
142 Franklin St. Phone: (718) 609-5858
A spacious bar with large street-front windows and a dark wood interior. Beer, wine and a full bar are on hand. Outdoor seating is set up out front when weather permits. Look kitty-corner from the front door and you’ll see pencils on the facade of the old Faber pencil factory. Locate it.
Corner of Manhattan Ave. and Freeman St.
A simple tavern, with a pool table and small crowds. Occasional live music on Friday nights brings in a younger crowd. Locate it.
Twisted Bar and Lounge
37 Driggs Avenue
Beer Pitchers! If you’re new to New York, this is a phenomenon like white elephants. Daily drink specials, as well as “angry hour” from 3 – 8pm daily. An assortment of entertainments, from two pool tables, flat screen and projection screen TVs, to a 2005 Golden Tee machine, 2 mega touch machines and a downloadable jukebox. Be sure to check it out, and view their drink specials and such online. Locate it.
259 Banker St. Phone: (718) 349-1611 Locate it.
244 Nassau Ave (at Kingsland Ave) Locate it.