Brooklyn is back – and in Williamsburg, the home of the newly-opened Hotel Indigo Williamsburg, the “new Brooklyn” aesthetic is prevalent. A mecca of music and art, this neighborhood is known for a creative energy and vibrant culture which demands to be discovered. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, exploration is non-negotiable. Here’s a local guide from our team at Valor Hospitality Partners to help you explore Williamsburg like a local. Leave your fanny pack at home and prepare to unleash your inner hipster.
Stay Close to the Action
Amongst the industrial warehouses of Williamsburg, you’ll find a dazzling intersection of irresistible nightlife, chic boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and a buzzing art scene. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg-Brooklyn provides amazing access to these must-see experiences, making it almost too easy to feel like a local in Williamsburg. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg also has the added benefit of close proximity to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, so you can easily cross over into the Manhattan excitement for a day. Indigo’s ultra-contemporary architecture and sleek interior design alone are enough to entice Brooklyn travelers. Not to mention the exquisite views of the Manhattan skyline and city below from the hotel pool and sundeck. There’s truly nothing else like it in the borough.
Shop the Brooklyn Boutiques
Williamsburg is home to many independent designers, boutiques, and artisan shops. In this eclectic Brooklyn neighborhood, there are gems to be uncovered for everyone. Shop emerging designer collections at Bird or stop by Mociun for one-of-a-kind additions to your fine jewelry and home goods collections. Vintage lovers should visit Break, a place where vintage gems frequently come out of hiding. Concrete + Water is also a great place to shop fashion-forward styles for both men and women.
Mix and Mingle With Locals: Bar Hops and Breweries
Williamsburg is home to more than 15 breweries. If you’re a beer fanatic, you’ll have no trouble feeling at home. For the best brews in town, stop by local favorites like the Brooklyn Brewery, which offers a relaxed experience and is known for reinventing the Brooklyn beer industry.
Next, head out on the town for a bar hop alongside some of the locals. You’ll get to enjoy a variety of unique experiences and ambiance at some of the most beloved drinking holes in Williamsburg. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg has an in-house bar featuring craft cocktails where both tourists and locals go to quench their thirst and Extra Fancy is a staple of the neighborhood cocktail scene. For wine, stop at The Four Horsemen is the perfect stop for a glass of wine.
Explore The Williamsburg Foodie Scene
Williamsburg is the ideal Brooklyn destination for food-lovers. Explore a wide range of cuisine to satisfy every craving. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg’s chef-driven restaurant is set to be the epitome of all good things in Williamsburg when it opens this fall. Craft cocktails and an extensive beverage menu served in a laid back atmosphere will surely draw in locals, too!
For a fancy night on the town, stop by Peter Luger Steakhouse and enjoy a steak ranked as best quality meat in NYC for over a century.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, stop by Ample Hills Creamery and choose from a broad selection of quirky ice cream flavors. Enjoy a scoop or three of cranberry gin fizz or get an ice cream cake. You won’t regret it.
Ready to start planning your trip to Williamsburg?
Do Brooklyn like a local with Hotel Indigo Williamsburg.