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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Miss Favela is Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with live music, grilled meat, and caipirinhas. It feels sort of like a beach party in Rio.
Pies ‘n’ Thighs
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.
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Michelada House II
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Claro is a great Oaxacan-inspired restaurant that’s even better when you’re sitting in the backyard.
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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).
Gran Torino is a giant indoor/outdoor bar in Williamsburg with an Italian counter where you can order pizzas and snacks.
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