Don’t stop beer-lievin. This week we transport you to Ainslie, the best beer garden in Williamsburg. We don’t often leave Manhattan, but Ainslie was well worth the trip to Brooklyn. It’s hard to believe that this rustic chic beer garden used to be a factory building. We are excited to tell you about Ainslie, the best beer garden in Williamsburg.
The Best Beer Garden in Williamsburg
Ainslie is located in Williamsburg and the building dates back to the 1870s. This 10,000 square foot three-story building was built by the WM Cabble Excelsior Wire Manufacturing Company. Their transformation from a factory to a modern beer garden and pizzeria is quite remarkable. Chef John DeLucie’s bites are fantastic as are Jessica Duré’s cocktails. The Beer Garden and Sidewalk cafe are open Monday and Tuesday from 5PM to 10PM, Wednesday and Thursday from 5PM to 11PM, Friday from 5PM to 12AM, Saturday from 11AM to 12AM and Sunday from 11AM to 10PM. Brunch is available from 10AM to 4PM on the weekends.
What to Order to Drink?
We started with a round of refreshing cocktails.
We sampled three types of wine with dinner, including: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Cotes de Provence Rosé and Soave Classico. Our favorite was the Montepulciano because we good love a good red in the fall and winter.
What to Order for Dinner?
We recommend starting with the creamy Burrata with red & yellow cherry tomatoes and wood fired flatbread. We’ve got burrata love for this appetizer. The Arancini Balls were served with a delicious marinara sauce. You must order a wood fired pizza. We recommend the Boscaiola. We ordered it without pancetta. This mushroom white pizza was a slice of pizza heaven.
Our Secondi included the Free Range Chicken with fresh broccoli rabe. I suspect foul play. We also got a side of truffle fries. Time fries.
For pasta, we ordered Orecchiette without sausage. This pesto pasta is a big favorite at Ainslie. This pasta is dressed to impesto.
We concluded our meal with Tiramisu and Bread Pudding. We tira a miss this dessert.
The next time you are in Williamsburg, hop over to Ainslie for some cocktails, Italian bites, wood fired pizza and wine. There’s also a roof deck and bar that is open Thursday through Sunday. You can also look at the Outdoor Dining section of our blog for more recommendations.
Italian food is my favorite food. It’s the most sophisticated eating system.Peter Gabriel