The Wilky

Bars, Beer bars Bedford-Stuyvesant
5 out of 5 stars
(62user reviews)
Michael K Milauskas

You won’t find a Stella or Budweiser at The Wilky. The name of the game here is craft beer, and at any given time, the bar keeps as many as 18 different brews on tap, plus a few more in cans or bottles. The selection changes seasonally, but on a recent visit, the suds list included Evil Twin Modern IPA ($8 for 16 ounces), Clown Shoes Clementine ($7 for 16 ounces) and Founders Backwoods Bastard ($9 for 9 ounces). If you’re not sure what to order, one of the bartenders will be happy to help you narrow it down—most of them are also Certified Cicerone beer experts. The Wilky also offers a few seasonal cocktails for non-beer drinkers, like the Smoke After with mezcal, Amaro Averna, lemon and Thai chili bitters ($11). All that drinking is sure to work up an appetite, so why not order something off the menu of snacks and sandwiches? The jumbo soft pretzel ($8) or cuban sandwich ($11) ought to hit the spot.


Venue name: The Wilky
Address: 108 Patchen Ave corner of Monroe
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun 2pm-2am
Transport: J to Gates Ave.
Price: Average Drink: $8
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Came here when on holiday from the UK after seeing the build process take place on Instagram.

Great little local bar with an amazing beer selection and great friendly staff. Well worth making the trip out from Manhattan if you are staying there like we did.

Hoping to make it back when we pass through NYC for our honeymoon next May.

Excellent draft lines that rotate often, as well as great cocktails. Cozy decor with good music, and the food is definitely worth trying.

The wilky is one of the last great bars that doesn't rely on gimmicks or sports to be a great social space. It's a place where the community can come together and bond over great beer and a great staff.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have a great rotating beer list, great cocktails and sandwiches, and free warm choc chip cookie at midnight. Did I also mention gigantic soft pretzels to soak up all the drinking you'll be doing?

Beer selection is great and the food is really good too. Laid back vibe. Bar tenders are nice.

The Wilky has a nice atmosphere. It's right in my neighborhood & the people are friendly.

The Wilky has delicious food, great beer selection, and a chill atmosphere. Coupled with helpful and fun staff what more could you need!

Just a great spot. Cool vibes. Great Tap and bottle list. Super Bartenders

Wilky is one of the best neibourhood bars in New York! It has great vibes and a great selection of craft beer! The owner is great and knowledgeable and you will always find him behind the bar serving delicious beers they offer! Highly recommend this place!

Such a wonderful addition to the growing neighborhood! Its a great place gather and has a comfortable laid back atmosphere with lots for character and heart. They also offer a really thought out and interesting beer selection and quality food options.

Amazing in every aspect. Awesome service, great atmosphere and beer selection.

The Wilky is the quintessential neighborhood bar for those looking for great beer that's rotated regularly! The bartenders are down to hang and tell you about the beers they have -- they take pride in talking about their craft and building relationships. Plus, the midnight chocolate chip cookies on the house put this place over the top!

The only bar in the neighborhood that specializes in beer. An absurd amount of taps, with only the highest quality of beer, some rotating 20 or so taps and a full liquor bar. Great cocktails, great ambience, great bar food, and just an overall great place to spend some time.

The ideal neighborhood bar! A great rotating selection of craft beer, many from local breweries and distributors, amazing original cocktails and a tasty offering of small bites and sandwiches. The guys behind the bar are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, plus the music is always on point. Never a miss when you're at The Wilky!

I love the Wilky! The bartenders are great, the beer selection is on point and the food is spectacular! The vibe is always super friendly and welcoming and they have great events!

FREE COOKIES AT MIDNIGHT. And some of the best bartenders out there. Really, this place is amazing.

Friendly, knowledgable staff. Always great craft beer selection, awesome craft cocktails and tasty snack and sandwich offering. Drink great beer? Visit The Wilky!

Great neighborhood bar in Bed-Stuy with arguably one of the best beer list in the city.

Awesome enviroment. Brian and Seth are always helpful and very chill. The beer selection is very thought out and constantly rotating. Im pretty sure the answer to world lies within their Cuban Sandwich. And we cant forget about freshbaked cookies at midnight....

The Wilky is an ideal neighborhood bar - great space, charming and knowledgeable staff, consistently good music, great food, and even better drinks. In the early evenings it's a great place to stop for a beer and chat with the folks at the bar, and late at night it's lively, loud, and feels like there's a good chance you could get laid (in a good way). My husband and I meet here for a happy hour beer once a week, and it's our Sunday night spot for an early sandwich and beer with the fam. Love this spot!

The owners are great, the staff. They are not just selling beers to drink, they are very friendly and they have awesome service.

Classy, yet trendy! Great selection of craft beers & an awesome upscale menu. Stylish decor! Professional & friendly staff!

Great local bar because of the service and beer selection. The guys that run the place know how to do it right!

One of the best beer bars in NYC! Knowledgeable bartenders, great music, great food, stellar beer selection.

From its tin walls to its classic cocktails, The Wilky has patina. But its craft beers and tasty menu items add another layer, making it a great spot no matter what you crave. Be back soon!!

Not only are the drinks amazing, but they have great bar snacks. Service is A+.

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