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170 N. 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.715682 -73.958813
nr. Driggs Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-233-1340 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Private Party Space, European
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

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With the look of a futuristic Finnish airport lounge, Oulu is clearly a product of post-modern European architect left to his own devices. Tables emerge from wood-slated walls in free-form curves; rounded corners blend into seating spaces. (The architect was actually discovered at Gstaad, the West-Village-based proprietors’ other design-heavy bar.) Williamsburg’s infiltrating professional class—freelance creative types, graphic designers, and dudes wearing rectangular-designer-eyeglasses—sip offbeat martinis like the French Maid (mixed with brandy and Elderflower mélange) or the Victorian (heavy on the Earl Grey), along with obscure beers like Hacker-Pschorr Weiss and Grimbergen. Brush up on your European design movements for small talk.


The bar’s savvy design is also Uber-green—the lights are set at optimum energy conservation levels and the walls are made of 100% recycled sheetrock.