Post Luger Drinks in Williamsburg?
Taking the family to PL for Mom's 60th and wanted to head out for drinks after in the neighborhood since I could only score a 4:45 reservation. I live in Park Slope so don't know the immediate area too well. Any recommendations for post dinner drink spots?
Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
My best choice would be to skip dessert at Luger's (desserts are unremarkable there, anyway) and go down the street to Dressler, see if there are seats at the bar, and get your dessert(s) there with a cocktail or two. If it's a weeknight it shouldn't be too crowded.
149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Dressler was my first thought but it's kind of a linear bar. Not great for eight. They do have outdoor tables in front.... Might want to consider places with back patios like Rabbit Hole and Morgane, which are close. They are kind of cafe-restaurants with bars. Further up Bedford Ave., Maison Premiere is a bar and is very nice. If you opt for M.P., I would call ahead. If you go as far as Grand St., you'd open up more options. Back of Bozu might be fun. Definitely have to call there as well.....Or, if your mom's into heavy metal, you can always take her and the gang to Duff's...
296 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
352 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
28 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
340 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
You could always call them as you're getting the bill at Luger's and find out if they happen to have a table available they can hold for you for a few minutes - they're only (less than?) a block away, so might as well give them a shot before wandering off to another place. You could possibly make an advance reservation for, say, 8:00, but I don't know if they'd do a rezzie that large just for desserts & cocktails.
Otherwise, not too much in the Billyburg area than would appeal to the 60+ crowd, I don't think. Maybe Roebling Tea Room or Rye could be options as well - each about a ten minute walk. Put their numbers in your phone, you could always call them as well. Never know who might happen to have an opening.
Roebling Tea Room
143 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211