Party Earth Review A cool little spot off the beaten paths of Williamsburg, Trophy Bar is a laid-back beer den popular with an amiable crowd of indie rockers and local professionals. A curtained entrance gives way to a candlelit room decked... ... read full review
Brooklyn, NY 11211
J, M, Z: Marcy Avenue
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
A cool little spot off the beaten paths of Williamsburg, Trophy Bar is a laid-back beer den popular with an amiable crowd of indie rockers and local professionals.
A curtained entrance gives way to a candlelit room decked out with heavy wooden tables, black leather booths, and an impressive collection of awards from bowling plaques to high school softball trophies, not to mention the sleek white subway-tiled bar where artsy types chat over cocktails and microbrews, including Brooklyn’s own Kelso Nut Brown Lager.
Groups of work friends and hip students gather in the open area behind the bar to munch on plates of upscale bar food and listen to the DJ spin one of the best mixes of dirty pop, 60s classics, and old-school rap in the neighborhood.
While chatter and casual drinking prevail during the week, the weekends get rowdier as the DJs cut loose and the back patio area fills up with tipsy hipsters bopping and singing along to their favorites.
Straddling the line between dirty dive and chill cocktail lounge, Trophy Bar wins first place for best spot to while away the night.
Successful young professionals, indie rock kids, students, punkish hotties, and local artists, early 20s to mid-30s.
Nightly DJs spin everything from 60s nostalgia to rap and gritty urban bass. Old-school jukebox.
Cash only. Limited menu of bar snacks, sandwiches, and burgers. Happy Hour M–F 5–8pm.
Snacks $5+, sandwiches $5+. Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $7+.
Hip casual: witty t-shirts, cool jeans, fly sneakers, vintage duds.
Weekends for the biggest crowds and hottest DJs.
Only a few blocks away, Bembe (81 South 6th Street) offers cool drinks and hot DJs spinning the best Latin around.