595 Union Ave. (N. 11th Street and Union Avenue)
Why we love it: Richlane is situated in a Bermuda Triangle of sorts: east of the Bedford strip, south of Greenpoint and north of the Lorimer stop on the L. You’ll still find everything you’d expect from a Williamsburg bar, like vintage decor, a retro refrigerator, and a cloud of smokers out front, but somehow Richlane manages to be a friendly neighborhood bar with a minimal amount of too-coolness.
Who to bring: Bring a date and impress them with your picks from jukebox. If it doesn’t go well, ditch em and flirt with the bartender.
What to order: Much of the beer and wine is from New York, but it has expanded beyond into craft and familiar beers and wine on tap.
Fun fact: The name Richlane pays tribute to the name of the previous name of Richardson St., which was Richlane..—Thea Blise