Turkey’s Nest Tavern

Bars, Sports Bars Williamsburg
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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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Jillian Anthony

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.