Brief reviews of three recently-opened spots in Williamsburg

Crown Victoria (60 South 2nd Street, between Wythe and Kent Streets)

The South Side has a new beer bar!  Past the sizeable outdoor area sporting 10 picnic tables, Crown Victoria’s welcoming vibe features a long, 15-person reverse L-shaped bar.  There are two high top tables in front and, along the wall opposite the bar, are eight four-person tables.  24 draught beers, nearly all a quality mix of regional craft and imports.  Terrific happy hour specials (I had a $2 Kelso Nut Brown during my visit).  I can’t wait to return.  This is a new stop on the craft-beer focused South Side Williamsburg NYC bar crawl.

The outdoor area in front


The 24 tap beers. A beautiful thing.

Midway Bar (272 Grand Street, between Roebling and Havermeyer Streets)

A small bar area near the entrance greets patrons.  Opposite the bar are five video games.  A lounge-y area up a few steps behind the bar area takes up 2/3 of the entire space and includes one pool table and a Cruisin’ USA console.  $3 happy hour specials available on most of the quality eight tap beers.  Midway has that Williamsburg hipster feel to it.  Definitely one for the Williamsburg Grand Street NYC pub crawl.

The bar area by the entrance.
A view of the back lounge area

High Horse Saloon (103 Havermeyer Street, between Hope and Grand Streets)

Located on a quiet block on Havermeyer, High Horse Saloon (next to the High Horse Salon, same owners) is fairly small and intimate.  Two small seating areas reside in front, while most of the space is taken up by the bar area.  There is also a small, semi-private area in beyond the bathroom entrance.  Six solid draught beers available.

The small, semi-private area in back

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