The Counting Room

The Counting Room

Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Nick J.
    "Great wine upstairs and extremely well maid cocktails downstairs."(10 Tips)
    Vikram R.
    "Salt and ash was amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Maribeth R.
    "Try the Happy People cocktail and play jenga."(5 Tips)
    "Amazing Cocktails 🍸 🍸 🍸 Happy People"(3 Tips)
104 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • salt and ash
  • downstairs
  • happy people
  • Jenga
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  • Matthew F.
    Get the Modern World drink. Great vodka and lavender infused cocktail. The service was very friendly, the deviled eggs and avocado toast delicious, and the environment open and airy.
  • Dri C.
    Dri CastroApril 21
    La vie de Boheme, really good drink. 😍
  • Clayton B.
    Clayton BuchananSeptember 24, 2016
    Great music, great bartenders
  • Vikram R.
    Vikram RajagopalanAugust 18, 2016
    Salt and ash was amazing!
  • Julia V.
    Julia VasindaAugust 12, 2016
    Very hipster vibe, free trivia on Tuesdays was a happy surprise
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonAugust 10, 2016
    You can play games while you drink!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaApril 17, 2016
    $20 card minimum
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerApril 4, 2016
    Easily one of the best whiskey sours I've had. Highly recommend.
  • Toddley B.
    Toddley BradFebruary 10, 2016
    Cocktails and the staff.
  • Gildas L.
    Gildas LefevreJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the hot cider with rum!
  • Allie T.
    Allie TaylorJanuary 4, 2016
    Trivia night
  • Marideny T.
    Marideny TavarezJanuary 3, 2016
    Was there on Christmas night. Forgot the bartenders name but he was really nice.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha StevensDecember 15, 2015
    Best. DJ. Ever.
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéDecember 12, 2015
    Great cocktails and large variety of alcohols.
  • Mehdya F.
    Mehdya FNovember 29, 2015
    My favourite place in all New York City! 😍
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 7, 2015
    Wine, beer, or cocktail. They have you covered on whatever one you prefer.
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenOctober 17, 2015
    Cocktail bar with a cool vibe. Downstairs is fun and has a DJ
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノOctober 6, 2015
    Stopped here for a couple of drinks on a Saturday afternoon and found it very good. Nice decor, great cocktails. A solid choice when you're wandering around Williamsburg.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaAugust 8, 2015
    The rosemary croutons carried us in from the street like Toucan Sam. Incredible mocktail for the preg wife and LOVED the Salt & Ash cocktail.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneJune 9, 2015
    Go downstairs and get your dance on! 💃🏼
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AlbrechtJune 2, 2015
    chill spot and wonderful beer selection
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.May 31, 2015
    Not too crowded. Great music and solid drinks. A solid alternative when The Whiskey is too packed.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GillMay 30, 2015
    This place has the best vocal-fry this side of the east river. Highly recommend if that's what you're into. 👌
  • Lavinia
    LaviniaMarch 30, 2015
    Amazing Cocktails 🍸 🍸 🍸 Happy People
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Chill place with big tables. Downstairs dance party on the weekends with good music.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Devils on Horseback. Paninis and Jenga. A go-to spot, also great for waiting for Brooklyn Bowl or Gutter.
  • Johanna E.
    Johanna EvansNovember 2, 2014
    Go for the salt & ash cocktail. Perfectly balanced mix of grapefruit infused tequila, vermouth, and mezcal. Yum!
  • Joanna K.
    Joanna KuczekNovember 2, 2014
    Amazing cocktails made with super amount of care!
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 26, 2014
    Love the atmosphere here. Great cocktails. Nice for a date upstairs or a dance party downstairs.
  • Marie R.
    Marie RobinSeptember 1, 2014
    stylish and cool bar, superb cocktails
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonAugust 13, 2014
    Happy People is so good.
  • Zack F.
    Zack FrancioseAugust 9, 2014
    Basement dancefloor
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaAugust 9, 2014
    Beer and whiskey for 8$. Tip well :)
  • Karina G.
    Karina GutzAugust 6, 2014
    Great music
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DavisMay 24, 2014
    Service ranges from inattentive to inept to outright rude, at best. Recommended if you like being overcharged or waiting ages.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RowleyMay 23, 2014
    If you want a real bartender who really knows what they're doing, this is the place to be. Mike, for example, sounds like he lives liquor, but not in the way that dude asleep in your hallway.
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WeinaugMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's flooded!!!
  • cristal d.
    cristal diazMay 3, 2014
    Yummy dranks. Love the Phoebe Cates.
  • Casie
    CasieApril 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the time to look up what a 'counting room' actually is and then impress your friends with your knowledge-dropping.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisMarch 29, 2014
    Salt and Ash drink is like somehow smoking mezcal. Incredible.
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChallisDecember 26, 2013
    Guys know what they're talking about - order the Laphroaig Project, you won't regret it.
  • Krystel A.
    Krystel AbimeriDecember 14, 2013
    Best salt and ash ever!
  • Maribeth R.
    Maribeth RNovember 9, 2013
    Try the Happy People cocktail and play jenga.
  • David B.
    David BanJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mike's the man, killer whiskey drinks with a creative bent. Super nice guy too.
  • Darren S.
    Darren SaboJune 14, 2013
    Great Cuban sandwich!
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJune 1, 2013
    Live bluegrass Sundays at 3:00 PM.
  • Christine F.
    Great cocktail selection and awesome vibe - would def come back
  • Vadim R.
    Vadim RApril 14, 2013
    Don't expect more then 3 ounces of soda, they basically give you a shot of coke
  • Natasha V.
    Natasha VoraApril 14, 2013
  • sharilyn
    sharilynMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    St Patricks day-free zone on the Northside - especially welcome!
  • New York Post
    New York PostFebruary 26, 2013
    The monthly house and disco night Resonate in the basement is a cult success, and at a $5 cover fee, it won’t break the bank. Or order deviled eggs at the bar ($3 to $4) — there are 3 different kinds. Read more
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite bar in Williamsburg. Gorgeous atmosphere, delicious cocktails, great service & tasty bar snacks. Go downstairs for a darker, sexier feel and DJs spinning house or hiphop on the weekends.
  • Dominic B.
    Dominic ButchelloDecember 30, 2012
    A bit expensive, but one of the best Old Fashioneds I've had in the city.
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisDecember 29, 2012
    Order a pickle back. The pickle juice is fresh. It burns the throat and feels amazing.
  • Don M.
    Don MillerNovember 9, 2012
    Try the Salt and Ash. Tastes like salt and ash - or the inside of your grandfather's leather suitcase.
  • Clint Y.
    Clint YohoOctober 24, 2012
    The nuts and pickles are awesome
  • Rosemary R.
    Rosemary R.September 22, 2012
    The fig panini is delish!
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 4, 2012
    Play some Jenga and drink fancy cocktails...Jenga gets harder as the night goes on!
  • jin k.
    jin kimAugust 22, 2012
    Reverend Horton Heat, Come by on Mondays to check out bartender Maks Pazuniak's experimental cocktail series "Something Like This." Starting at 9pm
  • Jacob Anderson C.
    Jacob Anderson CooperAugust 16, 2012
    Sexiest bartender ever, if you like long hair.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BergerAugust 16, 2012
    Every once in a while they'll get world famous djs to play downstairs. If you're lucky enough to hear about one it's worth the $5 cover charge.
  • Pete L.
    Pete LevinJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Colin Farrell already has a career as an actor. Just give it up already.
  • Pete L.
    Pete LevinJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hey guys/employees, if we are accepting $9/drink as the price point, maybe let's try to be slightly less obnoxious about it when someone is ordering a drink.
  • AK
    AKJuly 1, 2012
    GREAT music mixes on Saturday night and the atmosphere is sick. Classy hipster.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great wine upstairs and extremely well maid cocktails downstairs. A neighborhood gem.
  • Martika F.
    Martika FinchMarch 26, 2012
    Vegetarian French onion soup!
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9February 26, 2012
    Try Sat night if you're looking for a gaggle of gays
  • Adam K.
    Adam KopecFebruary 20, 2012
    Bulleit rye and warm croutons, mmm
  • Mike S.
    Mike SullivanFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    DIRTY BERRY - Dance with the 'mos and DJ Michael Vespe on the final Fridays of the month!
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9January 29, 2012
    Expert bartenders mix up interesting tastes with passion. Try 'Fall'..simply tasty
  • Hila R.
    Hila RazJanuary 14, 2012
    Great cheese plates/classic cocktails
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DDecember 28, 2011
    Delicious manhattan
  • Duane H.
    Duane HoseinDecember 17, 2011
    Try the Octavian In Treme cocktail.
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9November 11, 2011
    Try almost any specialty cocktail. They are awesome.
  • Tim
    TimNovember 5, 2011
    Try the cheese
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah Judd WelchOctober 23, 2011
    Perfect for a late night catch up over rye.
  • Moon
    MoonOctober 22, 2011
    The basement bar is really great. On Fridays tends to be lightly populated - which makes for a fantastic chill experience with a good DJ and a tight mixologist quite competently co-piloting the night.
  • tendency
    tendencyOctober 22, 2011
    The devilled eggs are unparalleled. The drinks are beyond compare. I can't believe how few people know about this place?
  • Adem C.
    Adem CengizSeptember 25, 2011
    Check out the basement
  • Alex F.
    Alex FrederickSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try living above this place, it's awesome.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BeckerSeptember 18, 2011
    Go for a grilled cheese with your beer - you will be in heaven.
  • Munira A.
    Munira AhmedSeptember 12, 2011
    don't open a tab at the bar downstairs.. a very careless bartender will literally misplace your card and then claim you never even gave it to him (how to identify him: ironic facial hair hipster scum)
  • Ava L.
    Ava LuSeptember 6, 2011
    definitely try the blinker (cocktail) very strong but good. I like the transmission from space but the ginger is a bit strong so do use the lime they give you,
  • Evan F.
    Evan FinleyJuly 31, 2011
    The beers are awesome and unique.
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJune 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Aside from it being a great space in general, the thing I admire the most about The Counting Room is that the bartenders actually give a sh*t about mixing drinks. Impressive cocktails, fairly priced.
  • Chad C.
    Chad CoonJune 3, 2011
    Try the moderately priced import bottles.
  • Jessica L.
    Beautiful space. Industrial chic. Awesome downstairs. Lovely folks.
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierMay 23, 2011
    You can play Jenga here... Read more
  • Mike S.
    Mike SullivanMay 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask Chris to make you a Greenpoint Margarita!
  • Cliktrips (Jen Amadio)
    Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils
  • Abby F.
    Abby FlinterFebruary 21, 2011
    Amazing grilled cheese!
  • Gurj B.
    Gurj BassiDecember 2, 2010
    Try the French Onion Soup dish. It's delish!
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronOctober 18, 2010
    $3 pretzels = good value. tiny dirty martini, half spilled by the waiter? not so much.
  • JiaJia F.
    JiaJia FeiSeptember 13, 2010
    Excellent selection of wine & cheese to accompany True Blood & Mad Men screenings Sunday night.
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come through on a Saturday night for amazing tunes with the Supernature crew!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WAugust 30, 2010
    Truffle grilled cheese sandwich is divine
  • tanya b.
    tanya brownAugust 29, 2010
    The Salt And Ash, ayyy carumba!
  • jonathan s.
    jonathan schmidtAugust 16, 2010
    check it check it out
  • Alex L.
    Alex LawsonAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Marlace (s/p?) is amazing. She rocks - check her out downstairs at the cocktail bar
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuAugust 9, 2010
    Maks is at the bar Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and every other Monday. Ask for a Salt and Ash or bartender's choice.
  • Yana C.
    Yana ChangMarch 3, 2015
    Restaurante no térreo e um subsolo incrível com pista de dança
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