Union Pool is an OG Williamsburg meeting-people party. It has three distinct spaces, with three distinct vibes - so whether you’re looking to hang in the bar area, have tacos in the outdoor area, or get down in the dance area - you have lots of opportunities to mix it up. Everyone is generally always having a good time at Union Pool, and it’s the perfect place to drunkenly meet the next person you’re going to break up with.
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Bamonte’s is a red-sauce Italian spot that’s been open in Williamsburg since 1900, and things here don’t seem to have changed much since then.
Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora, a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date, calm enough for Dinner with the Parents, and with an insane, well-greened Outdoor/Patio Situation.
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Barrio Chino, a Mexican restaurant on the Lower East Side, is always busy and always worth the wait.
Tacombi @ Fonda Nolita
Tacombi has an awesome Mexican courtyard, and gets serious points for creativity. All in all, we back the place, especially now that they have a liquor license.
La Esquina Del Camarón Mexicano
La Esquina Del Camarón Mexicano is a tiny, cash-only spot in the back of a bodega, and it’s a wonderful place to eat a cup of shrimp and octopus.
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Black Flamingo is a vegan Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg with a basement dance floor that’s open on weekends (when you’ll see a line to get in).
Bushwick Country Club
Bushwick Country Club is a dive bar in Williamsburg where you can play mini golf on an objectively terrible course.
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