Sun-Thu, 5pm-3am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am
5pm-8pm; $3 wells, $4 drafts, wine, Bloody Mary's, margaritas, grilled cheese, and burgers
J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; G at Broadway; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
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Pinched between a dynamic junction of Hasids, Hispanics, and hipsters in South Williamsburg, Trophy Bar seems a little too polished. The coarse expanse of the building’s original red brick wall hints at an energetic, surprising neighborhood just beyond its doorstep, but the interior has few of the rough edges of more memorable post–Bedford Avenue bars. Dark oak tables are topped with tea candles, a jukebox plays second-favorite hits by Bowie and Prince, and a small backyard patio features picnic tables beneath strings of white lights. The eight beers on tap—including Green Flash Imperial IPA—are served from behind a white-tiled bar. While this little corner of Williamsburg has been parched for a viable nightlife, the creative and aesthetic forces behind this realization are sapped of juice.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.