Tuffet

Bar / Café
Tuffet While legions of PBR-dispensing bars help Williamsburg stay in the center of the hipster universe, Tuffet stakes its own claim to the neighborhood spirit with an artful mix of cheeses, meats, and drafts to delight any gourmand... New York United States 40.711874 -73.943868
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Party Earth Review While legions of PBR-dispensing bars help Williamsburg stay in the center of the hipster universe, Tuffet stakes its own claim to the neighborhood spirit with an artful mix of cheeses, meats, and drafts to delight any... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W 2pm–midnight, Th–F 2pm–2am, Sa 1pm–2am, Su 1pm–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Tuffet Review

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While legions of PBR-dispensing bars help Williamsburg stay in the center of the hipster universe, Tuffet stakes its own claim to the neighborhood spirit with an artful mix of cheeses, meats, and drafts to delight any gourmand...

While legions of PBR-dispensing bars help Williamsburg stay in the center of the hipster universe, Tuffet stakes its own claim to the neighborhood spirit with an artful mix of cheeses, meats, and drafts to delight any gourmand in skinny jeans.

The art deco interior consists of the main bar area and the smaller Study, where post-show musicians and artists gather to drink and talk, while worldly locals and creative young professionals sit at the bar or small candlelit tables to survey the nineteen cheese and meat offerings on the cozy tavern’s massive chalkboard.

To make choosing – and knowledgeable eating – easier, the hipsterish staff sorts meats and cheeses by type and assigns each a letter or number, which is then chalked onto black slate platters to help curious daters and after-work nibblers differentiate the buffalo Casatica from the Quijote chorizo.

When the weather cooperates, laid-back locals settle in at the metal tables on the ivied brick patio to have a smoke beneath a web of sparkling Christmas lights.

With character and taste to spare, Tuffet hits the spot for Brooklynites craving a washed rind, a cold beer, and a good night.

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Tip from Emma:

Don’t be shy about speaking up. Some of the meats and cheeses are well off the beaten culinary path, but the warm staff is more than happy to customize a plate. The more information they have about what you do and don’t like, the happier you’re likely to be with the result.

  • Crowd

    Laid-back hipsters, sophisticated locals, creative young professionals, and after-show groups of artists and musicians, 20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Indie rock and cool chill jazz over the house system. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Wide selection of meats and cheeses from around the world, accompanied by sides like nuts, honey, and dates. Happy Hour M–F 2–7pm, Sa–Su 1–6pm. The Study can be rented for private parties.

  • Prices

    Meat and cheese plates $10–$32. Beer $4–$11, wine $6–$10, cocktails $6–$10, coffee $2.50+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster casual: jeans, vintage t-shirts, sneakers for guys and girls.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Only a block away, the rustic The Drink (228 Manhattan Avenue) features a quirky nautical décor, affordable drinks, and an amiable crowd.

Tuffet User Reviews

Average rating:
Cuuuute! Super cuuuute!
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
The name 'Tuffet' immediately makes you think of a ruddy-cheeked girl tossing up her curds and whey as a terrifying arachnid crawls into view. There is some of that atmosphere at Tuffet, which sits right on the border where tourist-friendly Williamsburg meets big scary Bushwick. The curds and why in question are a fine selection of cheeses and meats served charcuterie style to sensible hipster patrons, and the spider has been replaced by the reality from which one drinks themselves away. The adorable interior and cute-as-buttons staff only further such a fairy tale atmosphere. I'm rarely in this area, but when I am, I try to stop by here on the way to the Second Chance.
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