Your New Local Watering Hole in Bed-Stuy – The Wilky
With the never-ending growth throughout Brooklyn, eateries and watering holes are opening up at an exponential rate. Although Williamsburg is overly saturated with hipsters and all things currently “trending”, there are way cooler places you can take yourself. Veer slightly south of there and take a stroll through Bed-Stuy. Once you’ve hit a sweet little corner pub called The Wilky, you know you’ve made it to your destination. While The Wilky may be perceived as a conventional bar, you’ll find that they set themselves apart from the competition in a handful of ways.
Cleanliness. Drinking can be viewed as a favorite pastime for most people (us included), but doing it in a dive-bar that has a film of dirt on the tables and garbage on the floors is a huge turnoff. Something you won’t find here. You could slurp your beer off the surface of the table if you so choose, although it’s not encouraged.
Tap beers & Happy Hour. 18 tap beers, to be precise. Most spots limit you to the Bud Lights and Coors Lights of the world, but not here. Come for happy hour between 4-7pm, Monday – Friday, and go to town on an array of craft beer choices. If beer isn’t your thing, as you would suspect, cocktails and wine are on the premises too. Happy Hour specials include $2 off select beers and wine and $5 pours of whiskey. Like music to your ears… bottoms up.
A Biergarten feel. Take all the benefits of a German biergarten and pack it into this indoor spot. Gigantic hot pretzels, a host of beers, good music, and a great crowd of people.
If you’re looking for something more filling, grab one of five unique sandwiches they have to choose from – one being The Wilky – a combination of roast beef, turkey, salami, cream cheese, mustard, lettuce, and tomato on Cuban Bread. Personally we tried the Cuban sandwich which was delicious, especially with the exclusive twist they throw on it by adding salami. Everything is better with salami.