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Westlight

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The William Vale Hotel
111 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249 40.723061 -73.958005
at Wythe Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-307-7100 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Hot Spot, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Rooftop, Swank
Photo by Sophie Fabbri

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Official Website

westlightnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 4pm-midnight; Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat, 2pm-2am; Sun, 2pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; G at Nassau Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

When you’re visiting a rooftop bar, of course you’re expecting it to have a view. But at Westlight, on the 22nd floor of Williamsburg hotel The William Vale, you get the view: nearly 360 degree vistas of Manhattan, Queens, and portions of Brooklyn, which thanks to the glass walls can be enjoyed from both the sprawling wraparound terrace and the indoor space, minimally decorated with low-slung furniture to make the city lights the star. A dynamic drinks menu also exceeds rooftop expectations: The mezcal, sherry, vodka and cava Delores Royale runs a reasonable $17, with beers on average $7. In his first Brooklyn venture, Andrew Carmellini goes global with upscale bites: charred eggplant dumplings, $14, tequlia-cured salmon, $16, and what might be the most decadent potato skins in New York, topped with with caviar and yuzu hollandaise, $18. A reservation system manages crowds, but come early if you want quiet conversation. The DJ tends to heat things up later at night.

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