Wild in Williamsburg

    From Inside The Wythe Hotel

    From Inside The Wythe Hotel

    Sometimes you just want to feel like you’re on vacation, especially when you don’t have one planned any time soon.  In our recurring series, we’re featuring some of our favorite hotels that you don’t need to check in to check out. Next up: The Wythe Hotel.

    NY – What’s hipper than spending a Saturday night in Manhattan? Try hanging in Williamsburg. You’ll feel a bit like Batman, zipping through the industrial streets of Gotham City at dusk, complete with the requisite abandoned factories and steam coming off the sidewalks of Wythe Street. Look up and you’ll see the most beautiful skyline of NYC (it’s quite special from the Brooklyn side) and an old neon sign that simply reads: HOTEL — that’s how you know you’ve arrived at the new epicenter of cool, The Wythe Hotel.
    A View from the Ides Rooftop Bar

    1. A View from the Ides Rooftop Bar

     

    1. If you can’t snag a dinner res at the uber-industrial bistro space, Reynards (and you may not), put your name on the list and head upstairs to the Ides Bar.  It encompasses the entire 6th floor of the hotel with a gorgeous outdoor space, cozy seating perfect for canoodling and some pretty serious DJ dudes spinning tunes.  It’s a bit of a clubby scene later in the evening, so a sunset cocktail will hit the spot before you head downstairs to your table.

    Reynard

    2. Reynards in Williamsburg

    2. Don’t be fooled by the simple menu at Reynards. Run by the Marlow and Sons/Marlow and Daughters team, the food is seasonal, local and delicious and since the staff of 20-somethings is right out of the cast of GIRLS, you’ll definitely feel the Brooklyn love. Check out this NY Times review.

    The Brooklyn Bowl

    The Brooklyn Bowl 16 Lane Bowling Alley

    3. The night is still young, so walk directly across the street and get in line at the Brooklyn Bowl. It’s a hybrid 16 lane bowling alley, restaurant, cocktail bar, bowlers’ lounge, and music stage that accommodates 600!  Set in a renovated iron foundry, it’s the city’s first LEED-certified green bowl-o-drome, with a fantastic schedule of rock shows and monthly open-jam sessions. If you’re hungry for round 2, we suggest the fried chicken from the house restaurant Blue Ribbon Brasserie. Trust us, whether you’re bowling gutter balls or strikes, this project’s a winner!

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