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What To Do In Williamsburg Brooklyn

Discover The Top Brooklyn Attractions

If you’re wondering what to do during your stay in Williamsburg, Brooklyn our local experts can’t wait to share their neighborhood favorites with you. As the epicenter of Brooklyn, Williamsburg is arguably New York City’s most fashionable and food-centric neighborhood. As the epicenter of Williamsburg, McCarren Hotel & Pool brings the best attractions and things to do right to your doorstep. A vibrant hotspot known for its quaint, tree-lined streets and edgy mix of restaurants, vintage boutiques and rooftop bars, Williamsburg is a hub for trendsetters in search of live music, art shows, food festivals, farmer’s markets and more. Here are just a few of our “go to” spots… 

Brooklyn Bowl

Part bowling alley, part concert hall, this is one of Brooklyn’s favorite spots for fun. Added bonus: food by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, a Brooklyn household name.

Brooklyn Steel

Music-lovers have yet another in-borough option for catching a show at Brooklyn Steel, an industrial-chic venue boasting top-notch acoustics. 

Brooklyn Brewery

Located right around the corner from the hotel, Brooklyn Brewery serves up micro brews with macro flavor. Stop by for a behind-the-scenes tour, then stick around for a tasting or two. 

Domino Park

Domino Park is a 5-acre public park located along the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. 

House Of Yes

Weird. Wild. Wonderful. A performance fueled nightclub and creative venue programmed with eclectic events and fabulous dance parties. 

Peter Luger

This Michelin-starred steakhouse has been delighting carnivores since 1887. Note to first-timers: No credit cards accepted.


This Williamsburg favorite serves up a memorable breakfast, complete with fresh-baked biscuits and cage-free eggs (naturally).


On Saturdays from April to November, this weekly market on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park showcases the artisan goodness of 100+ local and regional food purveyors.

Williamsburg Bridge

Bike and pedestrian lanes make it easy to head to Manhattan without traversing the more crowded Brooklyn Bridge.

McCarren Park

This 36-acre community park is a heart-of-Williamsburg oasis complete with athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, and the vast McCarren Park Pool. 

Nitehawk Cinema

Movies and mealtime come together at this Brooklyn triplex serving brunch, dinner and midnight snacks washed down with adult beverages.

Brick Theatre

Founded in 2002, The Brick is a brick-walled garage turned state-of-the-art performance space nurturing the work of emerging artists.

Brooklyn Winery

Rustic details add just the right amount of romance in this working winery in Williamsburg.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Stunning outdoor spaces, including the Palm House and Atrium, make this a favorite of springtime brides.

The Liberty Warehouse

Striking views of Statue of Liberty from a waterfront promenade are just one reason this Pier 41 venue is a prized setting for weddings.

McCarren Fitness Center

Make time to get fit during your stay at our state-of-the-art fitness center featuring Peloton® spin bikes.

SoulCycle Williamsburg

Head to this popular Kent Avenue spinning studio for a workout with some of Brooklyn’s top trainers.

Chalk Gyms

More than 60 free classes weekly, a monthly playlist of emerging artists, and a per-day access fee (perfect for out-of-towners) makes Chalk a favorite.

Pure Barre

One of the area’s premier barre studios, Pure Barre on Wythe Avenue offers dozens of high-energy, low-impact classes for barre fans of all fitness levels.