Surf Bar

Surf Bar

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2
    August 23rd: Pretend you’re in Malibu and hang ten at Brooklyn Surf Bar in Williamsburg. There’s even sand on the floor. Read more
  • Guest of a Guest
    Hope you brought the beach ball and tanning oil, the backyard of Brooklyn Surf Bar will make you feel as if you've escaped to a sandy beach. Read more
  • David A.
    Honey fries rock. Bottom of the tray gets excessively sweet though, but that is to be expected 😋
  • Kristina R.
    Great food, meh on the drinks. Sand is a pretty cool feature though!
  • J.M. S.
    J.M. SpnrNovember 3, 2015
    Very nice cocktails, pretty decent food.Love the sand on the floor.Very authentic.
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GOctober 19, 2015
    A cool tiki bar with good drinks and nice bartenders. There's even sand on the floor!
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuAugust 31, 2015
    This place is FANTASTIC. Sit on the patio, the floor is sand and truly feels like a beach in the city.
  • Zaira
    ZairaAugust 30, 2015
    Lobster roll was a winner but it's no longer on the menu.
  • Muhammed B.
    Muhammed BulutJune 2, 2015
    The ground of the bar is sandy. It is like a beach. Very otantic. Service is also good.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephMay 13, 2015
    Slightly gimmicky Hawaiian themed bar with sand underfoot, but reasonably priced drinks
  • Mike M.
    Mike M.March 21, 2015
    They actually have a sand floor. No joke. And the entire place kind of smells like a mix of fish and beach in the best way possible.
    Upvoted Jun 14
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisOctober 1, 2014
    There are worse things you can be doing than having a piña colada in a bar with a sand floor. What they are, I don't know
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Laura K.
    Laura KathSeptember 11, 2014
    The lemonade and mojitos are great! The atmosphere of this place is beyond amazing as well as the decoration! One of my favorite places in NYC.
  • Cristina
    CristinaAugust 31, 2014
    Margarita very sweet, cool concept with the sand. Great service. Fun and different.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanAugust 24, 2014
    Probably not someplace you would want to frequently, but it's good for some kitsch every now and again. Try a piña colada and feel the sand between your toes.
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WebbAugust 13, 2014
    The food is delicious and the drinks too. Very strong, which is awesome. Love the outdoor area too.
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Lobster rolls are crack! It's a great spot if you want to be in the city and getaway from the city at the same time! Helps when u feel sand under ur feet as well!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DJuly 18, 2014
    Shredded RUBBER BANDS in my frozen Mojito. Management doesn't want to be bother. NO customer Service! Won't come back!
  • Victor P.
    Victor PascualJuly 8, 2014
    Great place but definitely NOT A TIKI BAR. Don't expect a proper Mai Tai.
  • Tiziana R.
    Tiziana RApril 13, 2014
    Love this place!! Feels like Cali was brought to New York! The vibe is great, and caipirinha delicious !
  • John M.
    John MarachilianJanuary 4, 2014
    Don't actually surf on the bar. They don't like it when you do that. Also the fish tanks are not for swimming in...
  • Federico F.
    Federico FrancioniJanuary 3, 2014
    Cocktails are great: try tiki ones! Calamari are a good starter. Lobster roll is a must, with chicken shrimps tacos. Finally, the tiramisu to "assemble" is very curious and well made.
  • Kendra P.
    Kendra P.MNovember 18, 2013
    Love beach theme with sand on floor. Mudslide snapper with sauce of your choice with greens and plantain is great staff was awesome
  • Ania
    AniaAugust 25, 2013
    Have calamari :) n sweet potato fries. Will have to try the yuca fries next time
  • Graeme M.
    Graeme MetcalfAugust 25, 2013
    Frozen cocktails are awesome. I got the Mudslide which is basically like a huge icy coffee milkshake. Lovely.
  • Beth D.
    Beth DJuly 7, 2013
    Floor actually is sand lol and the frozen Mojitos are better than the frozen margaritas!
  • Keyla C.
    Keyla CruzJune 30, 2013
    I fell in love with this place the minute I walked it. I love the environment and the theme of the place, and the food was awesome! I definitely recommend this place!
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohJune 23, 2013
    if you order the yuca fries, ask for aioli. the tomato sauce stuff that comes with it just doesn't do the job.
  • Frankie B.
    Frankie BuckleJune 1, 2013
    Fun decor and atmosphere! Order the surf fries. Awesome! Waiters are friendly but seem a little confused - sent us some extra orders a few times!
  • Vany G.
    Vany Gomez!January 12, 2013
    Cute decor, lots of promise but didn't deliver. Overpriced and no substitutions!
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre TestuJanuary 10, 2013
    Do NOT get the fried whole fish. It sounds tasty, and it is, but It's impossible to eat (and expensive).
  • Anna R.
    Anna RinehartSeptember 22, 2012
    So much fun. Sand in the city. It was great. The blended drinks were yummy too!
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaSeptember 15, 2012
    Cool atmosphere and the signature drinks are delicious. The food was unimpressive, the salsa is obvious shelf bought. The clam chowder was watery and greasy tasting.
  • Hillel
    HillelSeptember 3, 2012
    Good drinks and a sand-covered floor makes a solid spot for day drinking. But eat before you get here because the food is very overpriced.
  • Alice P.
    Alice PowersJuly 6, 2012
    When it's so hot outside you should seat on a surf bench, feet in the sand, drinking frozen margarita here!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FalberJanuary 26, 2012
    They don't honor the checkin special but the atmosphere is amazing. Sand on the wall, live music and kitch galore.
  • Nora G.
    Nora GomezOctober 31, 2011
    Do not order the Zombie. There is a reason they only let you order two.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCAugust 2, 2011
    N-Sider favorite: Our must is the Surf Bar for their frozen Mojito's – slushee's for adults. They load 'em up with mint and are delicious.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DohertyJuly 13, 2011
    If you squint your eyes hard enough and bury your feet in the sand you might think you're not in New York anymore
  • v m.
    v martinJuly 2, 2011
    Cool place, I love the atmosphere in the back outside. But the service is soooo unbelievably slow. Sucks. :(
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalanteJune 4, 2011
    Outdoor patio, SAND FLOOR throughout entire venue and intoxicating tiki-drinks, need I say more?
  • Maria D.
    Maria D'eliaMay 21, 2011
    Excellent mojoto!!! The monkfish chowder is light and hot,good the crab chowder as well!!! Actually really good :)
  • Laura
    LauraDecember 12, 2010
    Sand on the floor gives it that laid back vibe! Only Downer they don't serve Guinness!
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 22, 2010
    A sand floor, giant fish tanks, surfer memorabilia and big plastic tiki cups full of dangerous, tasty, libations. Next time you crave a zombie or a genuine OB vibe, go here. -Jacqueline Lombard, Top C
  • David L.
    David LugoAugust 14, 2010
    Try the shrimp Tacos, they are very tasty. Goes well with the Blue Point IPA.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SalsberryJune 5, 2010
    What's up,Surf Bar? Worst burger....EVER. Worst service...EVER. I'd been here before and loved it, but after last night, probably won't return.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SebestyenJune 5, 2010
    WORST SERVICE..... EVER. Avoid at all costs. 90 minutes after ordering BURGERS and a Lobster rollr they brought the roll. No burgers, the manager didn't even put our order in! Drinks took forever, we
  • Filmester
    FilmesterMay 27, 2010
    took about 40 mins before our first drinks arrived...the bill arrived before our 2nd round so we just canceled the order...slowest service ever so give yourself lots of time
  • pyramus
    pyramusJanuary 21, 2010
    Good burgers, friendly staff, very affordable and above all a really unique sandy interior!
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn C.June 28, 2009
    Go check out Surf Bar and get some sand between your toes while you munch on a Lobster roll.
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