Sweetwater Tavern

Bars, Sports Bars Williamsburg
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 (Photo: Michael Skigen)
Photo: Michael Skigen
 (Photo: Michael Skigen)
Photo: Michael Skigen
 (Photo: Michael Skigen)
Photo: Michael Skigen
 (Photo: Michael Skigen)
Photo: Michael Skigen
Fans of the old down-and-dirty Sweetwater Tavern (often described as the CBGB of Brooklyn) might experience culture shock in this gussied-up incarnation. New owners—the trio that started the Smith Street renaissance with Patois—have canned the live music but stock a great jukebox. They kept the old mahogany bar and tile floors but added a pleasant back porch. The beer is still cheap ($4 for a 20-ounce Guinness) but now there’s a menu of bistro hits such as escargot with garlic butter and roasted chicken with portobello mushrooms. And while you can get a chocolate martini, you can also down the old house drink, a Car Bomb: a pint of Guinness with half a shot each of Jameson and Baileys.


Venue name: Sweetwater Tavern
Address: 105 North 6th St
Cross street: between Berry St and Wythe Ave
Opening hours: Daily 3pm–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
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Evelyn D

The food here is phenomenal. I got mussels here that were some of the best I've had, and they were served with bits of french bread to sop up the juices in the pot. They have a rotating menu so you'll always get what is in season. The chefs here really know what they're doing. The roast chicken was perfectly crispy and served with some of the creamiest, best homemade mashed potatoes. Definitely stop by if you're out in Williamsburg.