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Turkey’s Nest Tavern

Bars, Sports Bars Williamsburg
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Turkey’s Nest Tavern
Photograph: Courtesy Turkey’s Nest Tavern

This comfortable corner dive attracts a comfortable mix of locals: those who wear trucker hats because they’re truckers, and those who wear them backward and ride bicycles. When they’re not flinging coasters at one another, patrons sing along to jukebox oldies such as the Earls and Jimmy Roselli. Every four minutes, the Quick Draw keno machine kicks out winners, but according to owner Steve Ehresman, it produces many more whiners.


Venue name: Turkey’s Nest Tavern
Address: 94 Bedford Ave
Cross street: at North 12th St
Opening hours: Daily 6am–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave; G to Nassau Ave.
Price: Average drink: $3.50. Cash only
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I've only visited New York twice whilst old enough to buy myself a drink and I thank my lucky stars that I stumbled on Turkey's Nest the first time around. It's the most perfect dive bar there ever was. The drinks are lethal and always served in ginormous styrofoam cups - whether it's the first drink of your night or not it'll take you a good hour or so to get through a spirit mix, which essentially makes it cracking value. There's American sports playing on the TV and a bunch of regulars yelling occasionally at the screens. As much as it would be dangerous I wish this was my local! I'd transplant it to London and fritter my paycheque on the pool table and jukebox. God bless Turkey's Nest

Oh dear. What to say about the Turkey's Nest. It is the quintessential dive bar, complete with huge styrofoam cups filled to the brim with beer or margaritas that you can take on the go. BEWARE of the margaritas—the bartender has an extremely heavy pour, that he then blends with frozen marg mix, and you only need one (at $7 it's a steal). You'll often find rec sports leagues here before or after their games, or just using the bathroom because there's none to be found at the park. There's TVs to watch sports and a lot of VERY New York characters sitting at the bar, and they're all regulars.