The Woods

Bars, Lounges Williamsburg
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The Woods

A sprawling pub with an even bigger outdoor courtyard, this place is popular with the Williamsburg set not least because there's a taco truck parked permanently on the premises.


Venue name: The Woods
Address: 48 South 4th St
Cross street: between Kent and Wythe Aves
Transport: Subway: J, Z, M to Marcy Ave; L to Bedford Ave
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The Woods is the type of establishment that makes you go "why the HELL is this not a thing everywhere?"

This place is the ultimate marriage of two of my greatest passions in life: getting inappropriately drunk off of cheap drinks, and soaking up said cheap drinks with delicious comfort food. 

Yes, plenty of bars have somewhat decent menus that offer options beyond the typical "pub fare", but The Woods sets itself apart by inviting the dudes at your favorite Smorgasborg sandwich stand-Landhaus-to commandeer the kitchen. So instead of frozen buffalo wings and soggy french fries, it's maple bacon on a stick and pork belly poutine (I never said it was diet friendly). 

The layout at The Woods is pretty unique. Walk in on any given Thursday/Friday/Saturday night, and you'll be immediately greeted by a long bar and (pretty spacious) dance floor, packed with young people doing what young people do in such an environment. Keep going past that, and the back patio is truly where it's at. Big picnic tables perfect to station your group at, and the aforementioned Landhaus stand serving up the ultimate drunk munchie food. 

It can get pretty crowded when the weather is nice, but come early enough and you'll have no problem grabbing a spot. I would just let that poutine digest for a few before you head back to the dance floor.

Jaime B

This place is in South Williamsburg, right on the East River. I go here when I feel like dancing and drinking all night long. The music is loud, the people are packed in tight, and you'll probably end up getting entangled in some drama or other with your friends because that's just the kind of night that this place inspires. But, it's really fun, and drinks are fairly inexpensive, and it's nice to be able to step outside for a windy refresher when inside gets to be a bit too much for you. It stays open until late (just what the website says—I guess they stay open longer if there’s tons of people), so you can dance until you realize it’s time for bed and walk outside to the line of cabs waiting to take everyone home.