You’ll crow for this ‘Rooster’

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On the farm, cocks need room to roam. In Williamsburg, hipsters need room to drink — and now they have a whole lot more, in the form of the Old Rooster.

This new Polish beer hall on N. Fourth Street is surprisingly spacious, complete with stone archways, an expansive hand-made bar, and even a foliage-lined, 70-seat backyard. It’s dark, it’s full of booze, and it’s all Brooklyn.

But if space isn’t enough to grab your attention, then this is: there’s a full gourmet menu, and the kitchen is open until 3 am.

“I like everything on the menu — we’ve got food you can’t find at any other bar,” said bartender Alex Truitt, pointing out the filet mignon salad, sausages and roasted whole chicken. “Plus, the beer is good, and it’s cheap.”

There are $4 beer and margarita specials all the time, and the bar’s fourteen taps span the globe from Austria to Russia to Poland to Brooklyn. It’s certainly a drinker’s bar already — and managers are even juggling with the idea of a TV for football season (hoo-ah!).

Whatever your reason, there’s a new dominant watering hole in Williamsburg. Head to the Old Rooster for a brat and a shot, and you can say you were as well-lubricated as our staff.

Old Rooster [221 N. Fourth St. at Roebling Street in Williamsburg, (718) 302-1500]. For info, visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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