The Grand Bar & Grill

Bars, Gastropubs Williamsburg
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
The Grand Bar and Grill
Photograph: Courtesy The Grand Bar & Grill The Grand Bar and Grill

Post up at the restored 1870s bar at this Williamsburg gastropub for a four-buck mug of Bud and the bar’s destination-worthy eight-ounce burger, a short rib and brisket blend layered with white cheddar and pickled jalapeño mayo on a sesame-seeded bun.


Venue name: The Grand Bar & Grill
Address: 647 Grand St
Cross street: between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 5pm–2am
Transport: Subway: L to Grand St, G to Metropolitan Ave
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Definitely worth going out of your way for. Offers everything I want when I step out: great food, great drinks, great people, comfortable ambience. I've never been disappointed, and frequently been thrilled with the quality of the food. 

My first experience at The Grand was for Super Bowl. Everything was great; friendly service, not overly crowded and great food. The space is split into two areas, a bar at the front and a surprisingly large rear seating area. Both are cozy and nicely decorated without being pretentious. I tried a range of drinks with helpful recommendations from the bar staff and each was thoroughly enjoyed! I liked the chilled vibe here and the ability to easily chat with friends. I would definitely recommend coming here if you're in the mood for something more relaxed and easy going.

Living just off Grand Street, it's difficult to pick which one I'd call my 'local' and go-to. The Grand is definitely up there. As soon as you walk in, everything is awesome. The bartenders are friendly - I always take a seat at the bar and have a chat with them, and they're always more than happy to let you try different wines, spirits, and beers, before you buy. Their cocktail-making skills are really solid - I always get an Old Fashioned or a Negroni, and am never disappointed. And although their beer list is fairly short, it's got a lot of variety from some great breweries, local, national and international. One of the best things about this bar is the food menu. They have oyster happy hours, and a menu that's mainly American, but highly considered using top-quality ingredients. All this, on top of the fact that it's an unpretentious space, means that you wont want to leave.