The 5 Best ‘Beer and Shot’ Bars: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

February 15, 2012 2:31 PM


We head to Williamsburg this week for our feature on “beer & shot” bars. Check out our picks for the most happening places to grab a brew and a shooter in this Brooklyn hot spot. By Jonathan Pogash.

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Duff's Brooklyn

168 Marcy Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Trophy Bar

351 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

You can hear the subway roaring above you at Trophy Bar on Broadway. Snag a dram of small batch bourbon to go along with your pitcher of Kelso Nut Brown Lager ($21). They also have some nice signature cocktails and a well-appointed food menu. The homemade chili and sausage sandwich stand out on the menu as some of the best.

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Post Office Bar

188 Havemeyer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

An extensive whiskey menu and great American beers give Post Office Bar an easy edge as one of the best beer and shot joints in all of Brooklyn. We like a nice Elijah Craig 18 yr old, or a Russell’s Reserve 10 yr old, to go along with a cold American lager. Oysters can also be consumed at your own pace here.

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388 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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What do you get when you combine quality drinks with entertaining games? Barcade. With seasonal tap beers like Harpoon Winter Warmer and Victory Donnybrook Stout, you’ll immediately feel warmer during these long winter nights. Their happy hours allow you $1 off of their beers and well drinks, and of particular interest to us is their Fisherman’s Brew and Jim Beam shot special for $8. Let us know if you beat their highest score in Asteroids – a mere 2,222,240 points.

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Full Circle Bar

318 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Want more bar games? Come to Full Circle Bar where you can play skee-ball for free on Thursdays, and guzzle down big 24oz. Genny’s (Genesee Beer) for $5. We like their many shot pairings, like the $3 Tabasco + Shot, or the $5 Tecate + Tequila. Need some fuel for the night? Thursday night frequenters are also treated to free dogs and jumbo pretzels. Classic New York.

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Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, writer, and educator.

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