Remote Worker's Neighborhood Guide: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Guest blog post by Sean Langton, the co-founder / CEO of Lokely, a platform that helps you discover and share new places with people in your network. Lokely is a personalized way to find great places to eat and drink instead of reading through local business reviews written by strangers.

Think industrial spaces and multi-purpose places with an artistic vibe— that’s Williamsburg.  This dynamic Brooklyn neighborhood is a quick subway stop away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and covered with unique spots to work and play. Here’s a few of our favorites to get you started.

Morning coffee in a unique space - The Flats BKSpeed Coffee

Skip the crowds and check out this funky coffee shop located a bit deeper into Williamsburg than the norm. Perfect for a relaxing morning coffee or a meeting to kick off your day.  Oh, and the vibe?  It’s as strong as the coffee.  

Photo Courtesy of Sean Langton

Photo Courtesy of Sean Langton

Energetic Coworking Space - The Brass Factory

This lively spot is flooded with natural light to kick your brain into full gear.  The friendly staff puts on regular events like yoga and happy hour to keep the workday interesting.  

Inspiring Coworking Community - The New Work Project

This gorgeous new space is meant for creative industries, so the beautiful design and friendly hospitality comes as no surprise.  We could tell you how it’s been featured by the likes of Elle Decor and others, even being included on a round-up of the world’s best designed workspaces, but you should go see for yourself.

Munch on artisanal sandwiches for lunch - Dépanneur

This is a great spot for delicious artisanal sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients that are often locally-sourced. Enjoy it sitting at their cute sidewalk tables or take it away to eat while you work.  

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Afternoon pick-me-up with Instagram-worthy lattes- Variety Coffee Roasters

Right off the Graham L stop in Williamsburg, this Variety location has a bunch of seating, wifi and friendly baristas making beautiful espresso drinks.  Perfect for a midday coffee or a change in scenery while you work.

Happy Hour Drinks and Hanging Out- Night of Joy

Happy hour everyday from 5pm - 8pm.  Opt for the $6 signature cocktails, $6 frozen margaritas, or $4 selected beers. The first floor is like a cozy living room that gives off a houseparty vibe, but the real gem is the outdoor deck that you’ll find if you climb the stairwell in the back.  

Your End of Week Celebration with Live Music- Rough Trade NYC

Intimate music venue with great live indie acts and a full bar.  Check the weekly calendar to find your go-to band and bring some friends for a fun night out.  If you find yourself near here during the day, definitely stop in to browse the CD and vinyl collection.

Need more suggestions? Check out Lokely to get cool spots for happy hour suggestions or places to add for your weekend adventures.