The Habitat

The Habitat

Bar, Burger Joint, and Wings Joint$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • The experts at Time Out New York and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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  • Kimmie O.
    "Chicken wings, mac&cheese & black bean&cheese empanadas :)"(8 Tips)
    Josh R.
    "Three beers a bowl of MAC and cheese six wings and shot of James"(14 Tips)
    Sean L.
    "Hands down, the best wings in Greenpoint."(2 Tips)
    Michelle
    "Great beer selection but rotated out too quickly!"(4 Tips)
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  • Drew C.
    Nice beer selection and a cool environment.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanFebruary 19
    Come here at lunch and get yourself an order of wings and the kung pao brussels sprout
  • Amelia T.
    Amelia TidonaJanuary 12
    Best wings I ever had - both the BBQ and buffalo wings. Empanadas fried and delicious too.
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Favorite bar in Greenpoint! Staff is awesome, food is restaurant quality, and drinks are delicious!
  • Julia V.
    Julia VasindaAugust 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best wings in town. Cobb and corn is amazing as well, I can never decide which to order until the last minute
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyAugust 9, 2016
    Major relief that there's a decent wing place around. They are fried *super* hard, so get ready to go through a lot of tooth picks. But they're quite good.
  • Julia V.
    Julia VasindaMay 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best wings in NYC
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Christopher D.
    They don't have grilled cheese at the moment. I mention this only because they made #8 on the list of 9 best grilled cheese in Greenpoint.
  • Glasgow F.
    Glasgow FoodieMarch 4, 2016
    $5 mac n cheese in a Monday
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RiehlinFebruary 27, 2016
    $5 Mac and cheese Monday's.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DonatelliJanuary 14, 2016
    Unpretentious bar food with a nice atmosphere. Good selection of craft beers.
  • Simone J.
    Simone JungJanuary 12, 2016
    Burgers are the best here.
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    best buffalo chicken wrap around 🙏
  • Simone J.
    Simone JungDecember 14, 2015
    Such a great burger here. I don't know what they do to it, but it's the juiciest flavor bomb ever.
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    no more 25-cents wing special on tuesdays. the wings are still crazy good though 😉
  • Erika M.
    Erika MagallanesNovember 7, 2015
    The mac and cheese...amazing! Their fries are addicting!
  • Chung-yee N.
    Chung-yee NgoNovember 6, 2015
    The wings are worth getting for the blue cheese. The Cuban empanadas were the stand out dish for me
  • Guilherme B.
    Guilherme BenitesOctober 19, 2015
    The best Mc & Cheese of the world!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 11, 2015
    Chicken wings, mac&cheese & black bean&cheese empanadas :)
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One time they had Raiders of the Lost Ark AND The Mummy playing on the TVs and it was awesome.
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea VanceJune 27, 2015
    The mac & cheese is delicious and intense. They play awesome movies on the TVs above the bar.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesJune 1, 2015
    Great food. Delicious beer. One of the best spots to go with friends and just hangout in Greenpoint. I love them playing retro movies on the tv screens!
  • Sean L.
    Sean LudwigApril 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down, the best wings in Greenpoint.
  • Mike B.
    Mike ByhoffApril 3, 2015
    Phenomenal rotation of movies. Wings are decent.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burger in Greenpoint.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DFebruary 13, 2015
    Mac n' cheese is realllly yummy. Bartender is super friendly. I'd go back again and again
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty standard pub fare, decent bar selection. Okay neighborhood spot aside from the TV.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Actually nothing a vegan can eat. Nada. They have a build your own burger with no veggie option. Awesome. 😩
  • Robin Š.
    Robin ŠmídSeptember 9, 2014
    Chicken wings and Port City Optimal Wit beer.
  • Robin Š.
    Robin ŠmídSeptember 9, 2014
    You're cheating yourself if you don't get the wings.
  • Eitan L.
    Eitan LidergotSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection. Not bad burgers and beers.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BurnsAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great local bar with seasonal menu changes & standard fare. Daily happy hour from 4-7pm
  • Philip H.
    Philip HarperAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All I can say is wow amMzing food and drinks and they play really good movies on the screens over the bar! Try everything seriously it's all good!!
  • Brian C.
    Brian ClancyAugust 11, 2014
    The chicken wings are good but the burgers are too salty for me. Cobb salad is also enormous and good for those so inclined.
  • Aline V.
    Aline VelterAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The special $5 Mac and Cheese every Monday. The best!
  • T T.
    T TAugust 7, 2014
    Good empanadas
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareJuly 9, 2014
    Good place to watch the World Cup games. People are friendly and get super into it!
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareJuly 2, 2014
    Order the large portion of chicken wings to share.. You won't regret it.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LindbergJune 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No brunch :(
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GilmoreMay 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Tasty wings and great beers on tap.
  • Greg M.
    Greg McGMay 18, 2014
    This place isn't as great since they dropped brunch, womp!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportApril 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cobb and Cornbread makes the Southerner in me sing.
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KenyonJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    ASK FOR THE CAJUN FRIES. Their seasonal tomato soup will will blow your mind.
  • John M.
    John McLaughlinJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Lacy!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Fun tip: all three movies playing are always related in some way. Figure out how!
  • Evan
    EvanNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Craft beer, empanadas and a spot-on bar burger, and subtitled best-of-the-80s-and-90s films on three televisions over the bar. What more could you want on a Saturday afternoon?
  • Flo Flo
    Flo FloOctober 23, 2013
    They no longer have the Tuesday night wings special, but either way it's def a must try! The place itself isn't fancy and the service is nothing special.
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    But seriously guys. This is the best burger in NYC.
  • Abby M.
    Abby MichelleJuly 3, 2013
    Stuffed portobello burger with avocado on top is so good, I ditched the bun!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing burgers, good beer, and always something interesting on on all three tvs.
  • Ben 💯 B.
    Ben 💯 BenrubiJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nicest waiters in Greenpoint! Always amazing movies on the TVs. (Currently watching Raging Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Rocky II, all at once)
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I never get mac and cheese, but I do get this mac and cheese.
  • *Bitch Cakes*
    *Bitch Cakes*October 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    ZOMG The waffle fries! But avoid my personal heartache by knowing this: they are not served during brunch.
  • Jake P.
    Jake PrzespoSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm from Buffalo and I know my wings. These are the best I've had in NYC. Their blue cheese is pretty good too.
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The wings are perfect. Spicy but not too spicy. Sauce-y but not too much.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 6, 2012
    Simple, casual, and tasty. The vibe is like a gussied up TGI Fridays (TVs, elevated bar stools, buffalo chicken wraps). Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. and features $4 drafts, $3 wells, and $2 off sangria.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New fish sandwich is delicious. Chef steppe it up! Plus listening to Midlake was a pleasant surprise.
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JacksonApril 29, 2012
    Grab the corner table near the back for a cozy spot and a good view of the TV screen.
  • Ricky K.
    Ricky KimMarch 20, 2012
    Best wings east of the Hudson and South of 14th Street
  • Brendan J.
    Brendan JordanMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    $5 Mac & Cheese on Mondays.If you're there for brunch, get some grits.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BoardmanJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Holyshit. The steak. Holyshit the burger with bacon and goats cheese (ask! It's not on the menu, but it seals the deal.)
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChamblissNovember 13, 2011
    Great music selection, delish grits, nice staff.
  • Daniela A.
    Daniela AsaroOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday night trivia is the best trivia of all the land but stop going because by the time I get here there's no place to sit and I get really f'n cranky about it.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The seasonal Wednesday Quiz Night is intelligently produced and perfect for justifying consumption of pricey, but well curated rotating drafts.
  • Feather L.
    Feather LRAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place and the people who work here!!! Favorite place in GrnPt, anytime, all the time!
  • Pamela K.
    Pamela KingJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing Mac n chz, get it!
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Habitat serves the best burgers I've ever had. Try one with goat cheese; they might tell you they can't make it, but they can... And it's so good!
  • Michelle
    MichelleJune 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection but rotated out too quickly! My new favorite beers are always gone by my next visit. French fries just as good as McDonald's.
  • Jeannette L.
    Jeannette L.June 11, 2011
    Try the Crabcake Benedict with hashbrowns during weekend brunch. Amazing!
  • jess s.
    jess starMay 28, 2011
    get the mussles!!!!!!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good, solid brunch. Maybe not mindblowing, but it's notches above average and consistently good. Read more
  • nank p.
    nank plusfactory™March 5, 2011
    good job hehehehehee
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioJanuary 13, 2011
    If you like frozen food, more power to you. Way over priced for what it is, esp since they cut corners on the food.
  • Pete B.
    Pete BergJanuary 6, 2011
    Yum yum brunchy brunch.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SaundersDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I've eaten steak all over NYC- this $17 steak frites is easily the best steak in the city. Yep, I said it.
  • Sixpoint Jeff
    Sixpoint JeffDecember 10, 2010
    Chicken sandwich will make yer eyes roll back in yer head!
  • akaCarioca
    akaCariocaNovember 24, 2010
    Wings and sangria, what a combination.
  • Edelmiro R.
    Edelmiro RNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Brunch is amazing and the twice baked potato is huuuge.
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersNovember 16, 2010
    Try the black bean and cheese empanada or else!
  • M G.
    M GOctober 8, 2010
    got to get the mac n cheese!
  • Beth V.
    Beth VogelsangOctober 7, 2010
    This place stole my iPod playlist... enjoyed the tunes/atmosphere!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RoseboroSeptember 21, 2010
    1 Phrase - Macaroni & Cheese
  • LA
    LASeptember 17, 2010
    Wednesday Trivia night, seriously
  • Kacey C.
    Kacey CSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch bloody Mary bar!!!
  • DidiTH Ad! W.
    DidiTH Ad! W!jaYaAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is awesome here.. Food n price is great n cheap, good atmosphere n best n relax bartender..
  • meredith m.
    meredith mayAugust 5, 2010
    Every wednesday is trivia night! If you win you get to drink for free for 30 minutes!
  • Selene P.
    Selene PrestonAugust 4, 2010
    The Cobb salad is the best thing ever. From a devout Cobb salad lover. The homemade dressing and cornbread... Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyJune 12, 2010
    The BLT Club for brunch is delectable, especially when coupled with a make-your-own Bloody Mary. Helpful, friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RosenblatMay 18, 2010
    Came in for a beer. Three beers a bowl of MAC and cheese six wings and shot of James later I'm leaving a happy man
  • Emily K.
    Emily KMay 16, 2010
    Nacho chicken cheese chili is awesome. So is one of the special drinks. Think it was called Fancy Pants...Beef and tomato empanadas = ¡muy bueno!
  • Emily K.
    Emily KMay 16, 2010
    $15 brunch with a choice of mimosa, bloody mary, or sangria. Brunch is awesome! Friendly bartender, relaxed atmosphere...2 thumbs up!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkMarch 31, 2010
    Try the $10 nightly special: Two house-made empanadas, served with a salad and a glass of citrusy sangria. Read more
  • Lara E.
    Lara EurdolianMarch 19, 2010
    Serves food til midnight!
  • Monika W.
    Monika WoodsFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    brunch here is no joke. they have mcdonalds-esque hash browns and 2 drinks + entree = 15$!
  • Nikki F.
    Nikki FerraraJanuary 26, 2010
    Wings! Waffle fries! Mac and cheese!
  • sheryl
    sherylJanuary 18, 2010
    mac and cheese special!
  • Joe S.
    Joe StewartOctober 24, 2009
    Best wings in Greenpoint!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrennanOctober 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    check their great rotating tap selection.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BellOctober 3, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Now serving brunch, 11am-3pm!
  • bobby f.
    bobby fingerAugust 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    $3 wells during happy hour: 4-7 on mon, wed, thurs, fri, sat, and sun
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