Trophy Bar

Bar / Lounge
Trophy Bar 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. New York United States 40.707738 -73.955825
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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

  • Hours:

    Daily 5pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Trophy Bar Review

The Scene

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 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.

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Tip from Emma:

There is a rotating collection of old 45s from Peggy Lee and Lou Reed in the jukebox. It kind of feels like Happy Days but without the Fonz.

  • Crowd

    Successful young professionals, indie rock kids, students, punkish hotties, and local artists, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJs spin everything from 60s nostalgia to rap and gritty urban bass. Old-school jukebox.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Cash only. Limited menu of bar snacks, sandwiches, and burgers. Happy Hour M–F 5–8pm.

  • Prices

    Snacks $5+, sandwiches $5+. Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $7+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hip casual: witty t-shirts, cool jeans, fly sneakers, vintage duds.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekends for the biggest crowds and hottest DJs.

  • Close By

    Only a few blocks away, Bembe (81 South 6th Street) offers cool drinks and hot DJs spinning the best Latin around.

Trophy Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Trophy Bar!
Philip V. Apr 14, 2013
A simple but hard hitting bar for me! the atmosphere is killer here, they keep it simple with there furniture and staff. I enjoyed speaking with the bartender and having some drinks here.
The name says it all.
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
There are trophies, and it is a bar. That's pretty much what you need to know. Honestly, though this bar has a nice decor--the white subway tiles, the old-timey jukebox, the wrought iron furniture--it didn't have anything that really made it stand out from other bars like it. There was nothing here that made me think, 'Man, I'm so happy I came out of my way to go to Trophy Bar, because only here they have, BLANK.' On top of it, the hipstered-out staff were a little too aloof for my tastes; it felt like I was a bit of a burden rather than a valued customer (not that I need my head patted, but come on). If you need a drink and it's nearby, sure, pop in.
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