The Bar Without a Name
597 Manhattan Ave., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; no phone
There’s not much that has yet to be done barwise in Williamsburg. The solution for Matchless co-owner Lawrence Hyland and Bar partner Jessica Lee Wertz has been to create a sort of anti-bar: no sign, no name (though it has been affectionately dubbed “Woodpussy” by certain locals, in part owing to the heavily wooden interior, and to the abundance of attractive women), benches for seats, burlap on the walls. Unlike at many of its neighbors, though, the crowd feels distinctly adult, with PBR graduates sipping their margarita or martini without caring quite so much about being seen doing it.