3. Water Tower Bar at the Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave.

Water Tower bar, one of the hidden bars of Brooklyn
Photo by Alix Piorun

The Water Tower tops the Williamsburg Hotel and offers patrons 360-degree views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened in 2018, this rooftop bar pays homage to New York City’s iconic water towers while also providing a unique dining experience. After you’ve climbed the winding steel staircase next to the rooftop pool to get inside, you’ll see that the window-encased room is decorated with an eclectic mix of reclaimed wooden, tufted velvet and leather couches, a marble bar, gold accents, and vintage-style pop art. The menu features a short list of classic cocktails, beer, and wine.