Last week I got an email from reader Fred telling me about his cousins new beer store opening up in Williamsburg. From his note, Breukelen Bier Merchants sounds like THE new spot in BBurg to pick up your growlers…

There’s two ways to do the place: mix a six pack and fill a growler for home, or hang out drinking a pint or bottle at the wood tables in back with a rather enticing view of gallons and gallons of beer.

It’s not a bar, but the atmosphere is pretty similar (they went vintage Prohibition with the style). There’s 16 beers on tap for growlers or pints and 100s of bottles in the fridges. The dirty little secret? The bottles start at $2.50 or thereabouts, so you can grab way better beer than most bars, with a bigger selection, for half the price.

They’ve got food, too, the sort you’d want to go along with beer. Pressed sammies, Bavarian pretzels smothered in aged cheddar or jalapeno jack, or toasted croissants with Nutella and sliced bananas. (The foods are locally sourced.)


There’s a beer garden coming in summer, and there’s free wifi, so you can really camp out, eating and drinking till you get your fancy-beer loving fill.

And according to their website – they’re having a Grand Opening Party on June 4th. Come down and celebrate the recent opening of Breukelen Bier Merchants with live music, complimentary food, discounts, giveaways and a fine selection of craft beers.

Breukelen Bier Merchants
182 Grand St (Bedford/Driggs)
M-Th 2-10p; Fri 2-11p; Sat 12-11p; Sun 12-8p

Grand Opening Party
Saturday, June 4th from 2 – 10pm

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