Pete's Candy Store

Pete's Candy Store

Bar and Music Venue$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    Has a stamp of approval from Time Out New York and The Corcoran Group
    • Time Out New York
    • The Corcoran Group
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    Kimmie N.
    "Great intimate space for small performances."(9 Tips)
    Adela M.
    "You can find the best trivia in the city here on Wednesdays."(8 Tips)
    Fodor's Travel
    "... as well as spelling bees, bingo, and a "quizz-off" contest every..."(3 Tips)
    Kaschief J.
    "Great place for first dates, live music and cheap happy hour drinks."(4 Tips)
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  • live music
  • spelling bee
  • happy hour
  • sandwiches
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BalnisSeptember 8, 2017
    "Intimate" doesn't do it justice. You'll be packed so tight you'll have to change your relationship status on Facebook. What it lacks in space it more than makes up for in authenticity.
  • Adela M.heart icon on user image
    Adela MouDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can find the best trivia in the city here on Wednesdays. Prepare to feel like a dummy but have fun. And come early for the happy hour!
  • raymondweil
    raymondweilOctober 13, 2011
    What more can you ask for when you have fantastic happy hour deals and awesome entertainment? Head over on Monday (Spelling Bee) or Wednesday (Trivia) nights! Be Independent and free.
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeNovember 8, 2015
    this is a place where you can chill up front with friends over cheap beers, catch a show in an intimate back room, and maybe spot a cast member of Girls. i'm not big on this area, but i'd come back.
  • Kaschief J.heart icon on user image
    Kaschief JohnsonSeptember 6, 2017
    Great place for first dates, live music and cheap happy hour drinks. Really cozy and look out for the surprise backyard.
  • Erik S.heart icon on user image
    Erik SchomburgJanuary 12, 2019
    The music room gets crowded, but it’s a wonderful spot in the neighborhood, with some really great music and spoken word.
  • henry b.heart icon on user image
    henry bakerOctober 13, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    An absolute legend, the trivia on Wednesdays is the hardest in the city with amazing prizes to match. Bar staff is incredible. What a time.
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiMarch 20, 2015
    Live music on Sunday nights! They have local artists come in and perform , from singing to poetry to jokes! Worth all the entertainment.
  • shea
    sheaMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my few regular spots. Don't go for the live music, do go for the super rad backyard, good drinks, & bartenders. Order a stella w/lemonade in the summer & a cider with whiskey in the winter.
  • Renae M.heart icon on user image
    Renae MasonDecember 17, 2015
    Loved this venue, such a cute intimate back area for music, and a good roster of local talent. Will be back!
  • Steven L.heart icon on user image
    Steven LambiaseJuly 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    favorite backyard in williamsburg. beautiful trees block the sun while still being able to catch a cool breeze. Cheap beers.
  • Ally M.heart icon on user image
    Ally MannAugust 4, 2015
    Awesome hidden back patio. You can rent it out for events. Also a few variations of a beer and a shot deal.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite neighborhood bars. Quaint and really chill. A great place to start the night. Free live local music plays in the back room too!
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    The Wild Honey PieOctober 23, 2017
    In it's first years of operation, the storefront ran as a general store and was known by the nickname Funzi’s.
  • HBO
    HBOMarch 24, 2015
    Girls happened here. Marnie leaned in and performed on her own here. 🎶 There's somethin' in the air tonight. Maybe there's a fire burnin' out in Riverside. 🎶
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SsentongoJune 16, 2018
    Cool, chilled little bar. Live music out back. Large doubles!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Nope, it's not a candy store, it's an intimate bar that hosts nightly music performances as well as spelling bees, bingo, and a "quizz-off" contest every Wednesday night. Read more
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierJuly 6, 2014
    Got a local gin that was super tasty. Cozy music venue in the back.
  • Marc M.heart icon on user image
    Marc MayerJune 13, 2015
    It is a good place to eat food. It is a good place to listen to the rock music. They can really rock it out. Rock over London, Rock on Chicago, Wheaties, the breakfast of champions.
  • Charley T.heart icon on user image
    Charley ToddAugust 27, 2015
    Absolutely love this place, try and come when there is live music, the setting is intimate.
  • Vince F.heart icon on user image
    Vince FrisinaFebruary 22, 2019
    Good beer, cool venue for small shows. The space is tight but it makes for great energy.
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenAugust 13, 2014
    It's 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and you're craving some live tunes and a cold beer - this is your best bet.
  • Boris J.heart icon on user image
    Boris JonesApril 8, 2015
    he bar has friendly staff with affordable drinks, and there’s also a backyard for the warmer months. Read more
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisOctober 18, 2012
    On Sundays at 4, pastor Jim Bakker, son of uber-famous televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, leads a service in the back. Happy hour beer specials during the service.
  • Pax W.heart icon on user image
    Pax WhitfieldDecember 1, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Only go if you’re not a narcissist and deeply appreciate experimental live music
  • Danielle F.heart icon on user image
    Danielle FitzPatrickMarch 14, 2016
    Great intimate music venue with craft beers cocktails and a great Ruben
  • Kimmie N.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie NguyenApril 16, 2015
    Great intimate space for small performances.
  • Eva D.
    Eva DragoJuly 11, 2017
    Can't go wrong with this Williamsburg classic. Check out the back patio.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkFebruary 1, 2012
    At the weekly Quizz-Off (Wed 7:30pm), teams battle through six rounds of questions with hopes of scoring a bar tab (first place $75, second $40, third $15). Read more
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DJuly 8, 2017
    Outdoor space is casual and relaxing space in the afternoons.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJanuary 29, 2015
    The narrow backroom here is a beautiful, intimate spot for live music.
  • Kornelija M.heart icon on user image
    Kornelija MaceviciuteSeptember 18, 2016
    Lovely outdoor terrace in the back for a night to catch up with friends!
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidOctober 4, 2012
    Holly the bartender is such a nice person. Treat her well and she will repay you back the favor.
  • Ben C.
    Ben ClarkJuly 28, 2013
    Such a cool place, like stepping back in time. Happy hour is where it's at.
  • henry b.heart icon on user image
    henry bakerApril 7, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    The best bar, bartenders, trivia in the city
  • Raul C.
    Raul C.October 6, 2011
    Sandwiches are great, try the ham, kimchi, cheddar, sriracha sandwich, a hot explososion in your mouth!
  • Alia O.heart icon on user image
    Alia Ormut-FleishmanJanuary 26, 2015
    See local bands in the tiny room in the back. Bonus points for all the xmas lights!
  • Edgalia L.
    Edgalia LeandroSeptember 30, 2013
    Awesome live performances, and extremely good bloody mary's!
  • allison
    allisonJuly 3, 2015
    I wish this place was still a candy shop too! beer + candy? Yes, please.
  • Daniel S.heart icon on user image
    Daniel ShawApril 18, 2017
    $3 well drinks on happy hour ✌🏼
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DMay 8, 2011
    Sandwiches until one am, Pretty Things on tap sometimes. Great place to catch random live music.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 31, 2011
    Show off your musical talent on Open Mic on Sundays from 5-8pm! Here's how to you will sing your best! Read more
  • Sara D.
    Sara DabbsJune 29, 2013
    The backyard is a lovely oasis on a summer afternoon
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HaddonFebruary 16, 2020
    The bathrooms are GREAT
  • Amy C.heart icon on user image
    Amy CummingsApril 3, 2019
    Music in the back. Casual in the front.
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    Formerly an actual candy store, this is a great place to hang out, grab a beer, and see a band. It’s hot, though, so dress light! – Piotr S.
  • Timi S.
    Timi SostreJanuary 26, 2013
    Cutest cozy bar, great drinks and great music!
  • Haley S.heart icon on user image
    Haley SchwanMay 4, 2015
    Intimate, good music, cozy
  • pablco
    pablcoJanuary 2, 2014
    maria soprano recommendex it for me, is pretty cool for listening to music
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EAugust 16, 2014
    Lovely patio is almost always nearly empty
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