Williamsburg, located near the waterfront in Brooklyn, is home to many trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques. It is one of the youngest neighborhoods in New York and a preferred location for newcomers to the city. Williamsburg has easy access to Manhattan and provides no shortage of fun activities to enjoy during the weekdays and weekends. 


Hotels in Williamsburg bring the party to the people. If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway in New York City these are the hotels to try.

Arlo Williamsburg

Formerly known as the Williamsburg Hotel, Arlo Hotel offers great skyline views. There is a lively and dynamic energy to the hotel with a beautiful rooftop and water tower turned bar where guests can enjoy drinks in the heart of Williamsburg.

The Hoxton 

The Hoxton’s design is inspired by the streets of New York, complementing the old structure the city was built on. With lots of brick accents, The Hoxton Hotel provides a cozy environment for guests with comfortable seating. They offer rooftop taquerias and panoramic seafood restaurants with cocktail bars for guests, and residents to enjoy.


Williamsburg is one of the hubs for different national foods. New restaurants open every other week, welcoming guests to taste new flavors from across the globe.


An Israeli restaurant located in The Hoxton Hotel introduces new flavors to New York. Inspired by the warmth and mouth-watering dishes of Tel Aviv kitchens, the restaurant provides an extensive selection of traditional dishes for breakfast, starting from Shakshuka to carefully curated kubanehs with four different topping options. For dinner guests are recommended to share the Persian Lamb Shank accompanied by a vodka-based cocktail, Yalla Yalla.

Rule of Thirds

A Japanese restaurant located inside The Coast, Rule of Thirds invites guests into a cozy environment with tall ceilings, mood lighting, and calming accents of wood. It feels like an escape to a secluded island in New York. The menu provides small and large plates for the table to share. The small plates of Yaki Onigiri and Hot Honey Gem Salad are amazing for sharing with friends followed by the large meat-based plates of Tonkatsu and Nikujaga. In the morning people will line up for their Japanese Souffle Pancake that melts in your mouth. Making a reservation is recommended for this popular dining spot.

Sunday in Brooklyn

A beloved brunch spot in Williamsburg, Sunday in Brooklyn, much like its name, is the best place for Sunday brunch. An American cuisine restaurant, Sunday in Brooklyn offers the classic Sunday brunch breakfast essentials, from eggs benedict to fluffy pancakes. 


A Michelin-Star restaurant located near the Williamsburg bridge, Meadowsweet is a Mediterranean-influenced New American dishes restaurant with craft cocktails. Owned by a lovely couple Polo and Stephanie, the restaurant focuses on delivering high-quality produce that the couple grows on their farm for the restaurant. To start they offer an array of vegetables such as shishito peppers and corn, heirloom tomato salad, and crispy baby artichokes. To continue the spiced duck breast and American wagyu bavette accompanied by a cocktail from their extensive list. For spicy drink lovers, the Friend of the Devil is a tequila-based drink, and, for sweet lovers, Ready or Not is a rum-based drink.

Cafe Colette

Cafe Colette is an American eatery that provides a European-cafe aesthetic to guests. A popular destination for breakfast and dinner, the restaurant offers a small selection of plates to share and main courses. For breakfast, a popular favorite is the french toast next to a warm latte. While for dinner customers lean towards an American classic, a dry-aged cheeseburger, and fries. For people looking to be healthier, they offer a simple arugula salad as a starter and grilled octopus as a main course.

Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere is a New Orleans-style restaurant that provides small plates, oysters, and cocktails.  Maison Premiere follows the traditions and ceremony of oyster bars and absinthe cafés.  They have a list of daily shellfish and wine for guests to enjoy that can be paired with heftier dishes such as lobster roll and braised beef cheek. Starting in the springtime, their atmospheric seasonal garden opens in April until the end of November. 


Lilia brings Italy to Williamsburg with seafood, pasta, cocktails, and a warm atmosphere. A restaurant that is constantly booked, Lilia has become the most popular food destination in Williamsburg. Starting the night with some focaccia bread for the table, then moving on to delicata squash and grilled cabbage from the starter menu, and finishing the meal off with Sheep’s Milk Cheese Agnolotti accompanied by a classic G&T.


Gelateria Gentile

What started out as a little shop in the South of Italy with old traditional handmade recipes has made its way to Williamsburg to offer a genuine taste of gelato. They offer all the classic favors starting from chocolate to pistachio. It is a perfect afternoon to pick me up with friends who share a similar sweet tooth. 


Williamsburg has no shortage of bars with endless options of entertainment on Friday night. 


If you are looking for a relaxed night catching up with friends, Sauced offers a weekly selection of wines to choose from. Their backyard is always open for the public to enjoy with communal seating in a beautiful green garden. Grabbing a bottle to split with your friends is the way to go at Sauced Wine Bar.


elNico is a rooftop bar and restaurant that puts a twist on Mexican food and drinks. The ambiance is fun with colorful seating and decorations that brighten up the room. Triumphant views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skyline are included with every visit. The cocktails are seasonal and re-imagined with locally sourced ingredients. There is a focus on agave-based spirits as well as classics and all kinds of wine.

The Last Call

The Last Call creates a low-lit ambiance with inspiration from Japanese decorations. On weekends they have a DJ playing mellow upbeat music in front of a small dance floor with a disco ball lighting up the room. They offer board games to play while drinking sake. 

Night of Joy

A rooftop bar with antique decorations and an open lounge area, Night of Joy is the place to go during the summer. The twinkle lights on the patio filled with greenery transport people into a cozy and friendly environment perfect for socializing. They offer elaborate cocktails with botanical ingredients and herbal infusions such as the beet and dill vodka drink on their menu.

Hotel Delmano

A beautifully crafted restaurant and bar in Williamsburg, Hotel Delmano offers seasonal cocktails, a 100-bottle wine list, and small plates with an oyster bar. Their raw bar has shrimps, clams, caviar, and crabs for people to share with friends. 


Williamsburg has a new take on luxury shopping.

Awoke Vintage

One of the top-rated curated vintage stores in Brooklyn, Awoke Vintage prides itself on its selection of vintage denim. They collaborate with a team of vintage suppliers to provide a variety of options for anyone who is looking into getting started on their vintage shopping journey. Despite having worked with great names such as Em Rata and Olivia Rodrigo, they still provide affordable pieces for customers to go through from Brooklyn-based brands. 

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Surfing is a big activity in New York but you don’t have to surf to enjoy quality beachwear outfits. Pilgrim Surf is a higher-end airy space that specializes in surf gear, linen pieces, sunglasses, bags, and quality leather shoes. It is a hidden gem in Williamsburg for anyone looking to renew their summer closet.

Bedford Ave

Bedford Avenue is home to many beloved stores in Williamsburg. Anywhere from vintage stores to Alo to Malin + Goetz, Bedford Avenue has all your needs for a day out shopping.

Health & Beauty

Being a residential neighborhood, Williamsburg is home to many health and wellness spots for residents.


Glowbar creates personalized facial treatments for customers. They offer a thirty-minute getaway from a busy work day to members and non-members. After the appointment is over,  their estheticians are ready to guide you through various at-home treatment options you can do. 


Ever/Body offers a plethora of facial appointments starting from microneedling to hydrafacials. They aim to achieve the most natural-looking version of you by providing treatments that last up to an hour and products that can be paired after the appointment to continue the at-home regimens with results that can last.

Bathhouse Williamsburg

The perfect escape from the city, Bathhouse Williamsburg offers everything you need from Russian baths to dry saunas for decompressing. They have a variety of massages available for customers from a hamam scrub to a prenatal massage. Bathhouse provides the perfect getaway with day and weekend passes to their spas. 


When looking for some downtime, Williamsburg has you covered with the perfect spots to watch the sunset on weekends or meet up with friends over a volleyball game.

Domino Park

Domino Park has been undergoing development over the last years with the development of the old Domino Sugar Refinery. Right next to the Williamsburg Bridge, the park offers excellent views of the sunset and Manhattan skyline. They have volleyball courts for people to enjoy with friends and family and a playground for the kids to run around on. It is located in a convenient area near many restaurants and bars for people to enjoy after a long day at the park.

McCarren Park

Made for families, McCarren Park has various sports activities to choose from. There are endless opportunities to play kickball, soccer, basketball, and tennis. They have a field and field for runners to enjoy. It is a well-loved location for families and sports enthusiasts to enjoy. 

North 5 Pier & Park

North 5 Pier & Park has spectacular views of the East River and is located near the Williamsburg ferry terminal. It is a popular destination for photographers for the scenic views. Along the riverfront, they have an artificial turf lawn, benches, and a walkway to enjoy a nice calm stroll on the weekdays and weekends. 

Fun Activities


The largest open-air food festival in America, Smorgasburg offers an endless variety of food stands, live entertainment, and lawns for people to relax and mingle with their friends. The food ranges from Japanese desserts to Puerto Rican barbeque. It is the best place to try every summer.

Artists & Fleas Williamsburg

Artists & Fleas is a weekend-only indoor market with handmade arts and crafts items and vintage clothing vendors. It provides a place for artists to showcase their work and skills. It is a great place to check out on weekends for unique pieces for your home or yourself.

Nitehawk Cinema

A fun twist to a cinema night, Nitehawk has themed foods associated with the films for everyone to munch on while they enjoy the new movies. Every week they commit to showing a fan-favorite movie with themed food and drinks for people to enjoy.

Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics

Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics is a design studio located in Williamsburg. Each porcelain piece is crafted inspired by the “New Modern” style to bring a new and unique look to your kitchen. They teach 8-week long courses on ceramics, where students learn how to craft dishwasher-safe mugs, cups, plates, and more.


The Ferry

The East River Ferry route is by far the most efficient and fun way to make your way to Williamsburg from DUMBO. It creates opportunities to enjoy the scenic skyline of New York and observe the famous New York City skyline. The ferry stops north of Williamsburg Bridge. 


Williamsburg is accessible by B24, B62, Q54, and Q59 bus services. Additionally, the J, Z, G, L and M trains can be taken to reach your destination. The J and M lead you closer to the Domino Park waterfront while the G and L will drop you off closer to the restaurants, cafes, and accommodations. 


If you are feeling ambitious, walking the Williamsburg Bridge from the Lower East Side is a possible way of making your way to Williamsburg. Walking with the scenic views of the river you can appreciate the grandiose architecture and views surrounding the water. 

Contact Platinum Properties to learn more about the available rental or sales listings in the Williamsburg area. We would love to help you find your next home.