The Whiskey Brooklyn

The Whiskey Brooklyn

Whisky Bar, Night Club, and Burger Joint$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Stars
    The picklebacks at The Whiskey Brooklyn is a can't miss
  • Tips
    Shelly B.
    "I spent hours learning shuffleboard here and drinking amazing beer."(20 Tips)
    Amber N.
    "Best pickle back shots I've ever had."(29 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Amazing selection of whiskeys and lots of bar and arcade games."(16 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "basketball and skeeball."(8 Tips)
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  • picklebacks
  • shuffleboard
  • arcade games
  • skee ball
  • tom lawless
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  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJanuary 14, 2018
    This is bar is great for whatever you want. You want to watch sports or want to dance to top 40, celebrate birthday or just chill with your lady it’s here. Always a good crowd,drinks and eye candy
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Jane K.
    Jane KatzMay 17, 2015
    fun to go with a group and actually the nicest bouncers I've ever witnessed; was a very mixed crowd of fratty boys post college but also jersey shore castmates? drinks are strong and reasonably priced
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great early start place for a date, play a few games and then get the night started. It tends to get fairly rowdy later in the night. If you get a beer can, ask for a koozie!
  • Kira
    KiraJuly 15, 2021
    The bartender was incredibly nice and the drinks were great. I went in the early evening so I didn’t experience the nightlife aspect but it seemed like a great place to hang, play games and dance.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 11, 2019
    Get a Brooklyn Tea (raspberry tea, lemon, sour & iced tea) or a John Daly (sweet tea vodka, lemon & soda). There’s a $10 shot & beer special. Great happy hour deals!
  • Drew S.heart icon on user image
    Drew SicklerJanuary 7, 2016
    Staff here are very friendly people. They do not hesitate to give buyback with pickle back shots! Wings are great. Try the bowl o' bacon.
  • Will S.heart icon on user image
    Will SchollNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can stand being shoulder to shoulder in a sea of bros, get yourself a few spicy pickle backs to cope.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListNovember 20, 2012
    With dozens of whiskeys and scotches available for your sipping pleasure, ending the night on top of the bar seems a more-than-likely outcome. Luckily, Whiskey Brooklyn’s team has done this before. Read more
  • Corey M.heart icon on user image
    Corey ManiconeJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's popping on Sunday's for the games. Make sure you take advantage of the $10 special for a shot and a beer.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DamianoMay 28, 2013
    Score 80 points on the basketball game for a free beer (well $1 for the game). As a seasoned pop-a-shot veteran, I was able to get a round for our whole group for under $10.
  • Marc M.heart icon on user image
    Marc MayerOctober 5, 2015
    Good bar food, but the crowd can get a little fratty. Don't fret, the staff will take great care of you.
  • Amber N.heart icon on user image
    Amber NagleMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pickle back shots I've ever had. Come on a week night and have one of the bartenders create special cocktails for you. Food is solid, too.
  • Lee D.
    Lee DonoherJanuary 6, 2014
    Soulless place, set up to cash in on the popularity of the area.Avoid and spend your bucks and one if the dozens of other smaller, friendly and real places.
  • Gianna N.heart icon on user image
    Gianna NebbiaJanuary 26, 2018
    This is a great place to dance. DJ plays a mix of throwbacks and current hits and gets the crowd all amped up
  • Becky A.
    Becky AwesuMApril 18, 2013
    Cool basement bar with fun arcade games near the bathroom. Attentive staff and chill vibe. Great place to watch sports!
  • Hectorheart icon on user image
    HectorJune 21, 2015
    Come for the skee ball, stay for the old fashioned. Late nights are packed with great music for dancing
  • Vicky O.heart icon on user image
    Vicky OApril 11, 2018
    Cool underground sports bar you can watch tv play arcade games, sleep ball, jenga etc. great little place.
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike McBryanOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come during the day for free coozies with every beer and all no lines for the shuffleboard, basketball and skeeball.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 27, 2010
    Try a Pickle Back with Tom Lawless American whiskey. Amazing selection of whiskeys and lots of bar and arcade games.
  • Eug
    EugApril 23, 2017
    Awful. Wasn't allowed to enter because I was driving. Bouncer saw me parking in the front and said I can't come in. Mind you I don't even drink alcohol. The craziest thing I've ever heard on my life.
  • Amar M.
    Amar ModiSeptember 19, 2013
    Great alternative to Brooklyn bowl, less wait and bullshit covers, decent priced drinks, great picklebacks and friendly staff.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistDecember 14, 2010
    Throw down Pickle Backs (Whiskey shot w/ Pickle Juice chaser) at this massive adult rec room w/ shuffleboard, foosball, Buck Hunter, mini-basketball, and an Arcade Legends machine. Read more
  • Abner A.heart icon on user image
    Abner AcevesMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Shuffleboard, Big Buck HD, Whiskey. Best bar in Brooklyn!
  • Nitzan B.heart icon on user image
    Nitzan BDecember 17, 2016
    Fun cool place with some arcade games. Get free drinks if you make high score!
  • Drew K.
    Drew KolarJanuary 6, 2011
    Obviously, pickle backs are the way to go, but the happy hour is also pretty great: $1 off all the already affordable drinks from noon to 8! Check out my review under "More Info" below! Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    Features modern touches like seven huge LCDs, and a DJ booth siding an elevated stripper pole (though whether your pole's elevated depends on who's on it). Read more
  • debzheart icon on user image
    debzSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love whiskey (which you should if you're at fucking whiskey Brooklyn) ask Vinnie or Joel for a Presbyterian. You won't regret it.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyNovember 30, 2015
    I tried really hard to leave douchey college bars behind when I moved to NYC.
  • Brownstone Living NYCheart icon on user image
    Brownstone Living NYCMarch 15, 2015
    Great mix and mingle spot. Also good for group gatherings. Cute male bartenders.
  • Nick J.heart icon on user image
    Nick JordanAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The wine selection is non existent, but go for the shuffleboard, spicy backs, and great music.
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian McGNovember 30, 2014
    Shuffle board, skee ball, basketball & other games in the back make for a fun happy hour spot
  • Camheart icon on user image
    CamApril 27, 2022
    Been here 100+ times
    Some of the best staff you will ever encounter
  • Marthaheart icon on user image
    MarthaDecember 14, 2014
    nice selection of games, staff is friendly, space is pretty large so good for groups.
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BerndtNovember 9, 2011
    I spent hours learning shuffleboard here and drinking amazing beer. (And don't be afraid of the Pickle Backs... they're better than they sound)
  • Lucas U.heart icon on user image
    Lucas UllrichJanuary 17, 2015
    Decent gastropub food and fun games. The selection of beers could be improved but then again it's called The Whiskey and not The Beer.
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan McKenneyOctober 14, 2010
    Spicy pickle back is surprisingly good. First time here and bar menu looks great hope it lives up to expectations. Honestly this I have high expectations and this place looks like it won't disspoint
  • Roland. M.
    Roland. MAugust 24, 2013
    Great place, great music, great atmosphere, very fun. Shuffleboard was the cherry on top....
  • Chase Q.heart icon on user image
    Chase QuintanaAugust 27, 2018
    Super cool, speak easy ish vibe with an awesome venue downstairs
  • marvin n.
    marvin nMarch 4, 2013
    If you score 80 points at the basketball arcade, you can get a free beer, I tried 3 times and my highest score was 62. better luck next time
  • Amy L.heart icon on user image
    Amy LeggeJanuary 10, 2015
    Fun! Start with a Tom Lawless and spicy pickle back. There are arcade games!
  • Dara P.
    Dara PollakDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the tater tots and a shot of Tom Lawless. And save a few bucks for skee ball and Big Buck Hunter.
  • Giovanni D.heart icon on user image
    Giovanni D'PalmaFebruary 9, 2016
    Play some shuffle board and ski ball! It's great spot to chill with some friends.
  • Alicia R.
    Alicia RauserFebruary 2, 2013
    Joel is a bartender here and he's pretty awesome. If you can wave him down, it's worth it.
  • Julie M.heart icon on user image
    Julie MorseOctober 30, 2017
    Good music, although bartenders are quite slow and tend to ignore you. Also the waiting line is crazy, try to arrive before 11pm
  • Gabriella R.heart icon on user image
    Gabriella RossiMarch 31, 2015
    Friendly bartenders, arcade games, & a good beer selection
  • Zachary F.
    Zachary FarleySeptember 1, 2012
    Try the Moscow beer. Your friends will be impressed.
  • Aaron Christopher C.heart icon on user image
    Aaron Christopher CohenDecember 9, 2012
    Explain why High Life trucked in from Wisconsin is cheaper than Brooklyn Lager literally made next door.
  • Liz G.
    Liz GJuly 31, 2011
    Great music, drinks, food & 80s movies playing in the background...what more can you ask for!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MurphyJanuary 10, 2012
    right next to the brewery, good alternative if the brewery is packed. Free shuffle board and cool vibe
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    awesome spicy picklebacks, friendly (and good looking) bartenders, phenomenal shuffleboard tables. who could ask for anything more?
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