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Skinny Dennis

Bars, Dive bars Williamsburg
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Skinny Dennis
Photograph: Courtesy Skinny Dennis

Throw back a bourbon-spiked sweet tea—served in a Texas-sized mason jar—at this Williamsburg honky-tonk, from the owners of Luckydog. Imbibers can also sip the Dr. G—a Guinness-and–Dr Pepper concoction—while listening to local musicians on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sought-after seating includes a 1981 Ford F100 pickup bench and a cushioned church pew.


Venue name: Skinny Dennis
Address: 152 Metropolitan Ave
Cross street: at Berry St
Opening hours: Daily noon–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average drink: $5. Amex, Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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This bar is... peculiar. It's fashioned to be a southern bar with tons of tchotchkes and beer signs from the '70s, and it attracts a massive hipster crowd on the weekends. Bluegrass bands play every night, which I love, and they also have incredible John Daly drinks (they're huge) and frozen coffee drinks that can help you get in your upper and your downer all at the same time. This place is amazing for Williamsburgian people-watching, and for me that's part of its draw, and its downfall. I can't deal with the weird crowds on weekend nights, so I might stop by on weekdays for a drink prior to heading to a movie at Nitehawk next door. Get in and get out! Or go for it and have a whole hoedown.