245 S. 1st Street (Between Roebling and Havemeyer), Williamsburg
What it is: A neighborhood bar focused on great tunes and cheap drinks.
Why we love it: Dardy Bar is as unpretentious as it is unassuming, nestled on a quiet block in South Williamsburg that’s off the worn and beaten path of Bedford Ave. It’s one of the newer places on the scene, but Dardy Bar has already found its niche with the locals. Jimmy and Brian, who own the joint, are often tending bar and making friends with patrons while rotating through a well-curated playlist that stretches from rock ‘n roll standbys to full-on R. Kelly dance parties. Challenge some new amigos to a friendly game of shuffleboard or call up some old buds and gather round Connect Four and a selection of other tried-and-true boardgames, all while getting increasingly tipsy on homey, feel-good vibes and a great selection of beer & spirits.
Who to bring: This place is practically designed for a no-pressure first date on a weeknight, where the volume of patrons isn’t overwhelming, the atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and you can always play Jenga if you run out of things to talk about.
What to get: You’re gonna want a beer. With $2 Coors Banquet Drafts all night Tuesdays, 2-for-1 draft & well options all night Wednesdays, and great draft beers under $6 all week long, you definitely can stretch your dollar at Dardy Bar. And what pairs better with a cheap, great beer than hot wings, nachos, and more delicious noms to help aide the destruction of your gastrointestinal system?
Regular tip: Dardy Bar is quickly becoming a go-to filming location! Check out Dardy Bar in a new Showtime series 3am.