The Levee

The Levee

Dive Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • The experts at Village Voice and Gothamist recommend this place
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  • Ally
    "Cheese balls, board games and two dollar beers, in heaven"(30 Tips)
    Karina G.
    "Frat boy is the way to go and don't forget the free cheeseballs"(19 Tips)
    Brian P.
    "Can't go wrong with a sportsman!"(11 Tips)
    Chris K.
    "Play Jenga"(10 Tips)
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  • Giovanni C.
    PBR, tortilla chips con queso, and rock music FTW
  • Michael H.
    Great beer + shot deals, free koozies and cheeseballs – solid Williamsburg dive!
  • David G.
    David GuerrieriJanuary 17
    Buck hunt, pool, Jenga! You really can't beat this place, atmosphere of a dive bar but it's clean warm, and homey!
  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LauerJanuary 9
    Been here 5+ times
    Free cheesy puffs 😍😍😍😍😍
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatJanuary 9
    You go here for the cheesy poofs
  • Gothamist
    GothamistNovember 15, 2016
    Crank up some Bikini Kill, X-Ray Spex or Stiff Little Fingers on the jukebox and stuff your face full of complimentary cheeseballs until they shuffle out. Read more
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniOctober 30, 2016
    Divey but cool and open very late. Pool table and free cheese puffs and other snacks.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MOctober 25, 2016
    Cheese puffs and big buck hunter
  • Nissa S.
    Nissa SzaboOctober 1, 2016
    Perfect dive bar with prices to match
  • Elisabeth G.
    Elisabeth GuptillSeptember 12, 2016
    The sportsman is an easy way to get drunk and most of the people are nice.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HayakawaAugust 9, 2016
    There's a small backyard with a large connect 4 game on a wall.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LambiaseJuly 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    better during the day these days. Grab a beer shot combo for $5 and play some pool
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby GingolaJune 22, 2016
    Back outdoor smoking area!!! With lit graffiti
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaMay 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    PBR and cheese balls...is there anything else that needs to be said?
  • Corey S.
    Corey SchneidermanMay 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    best cheeseballs in NYC
  • Nora B.
    Nora BensonApril 30, 2016
    The free cheese puffs are bomb.
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BorrielloMarch 12, 2016
    Cheese puffs at the bar
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 1, 2016
    cheeseball = crack in a bowl.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJanuary 20, 2016
    Darts, Connect4 and free Cheetos. So, ya know...
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannNovember 19, 2015
    Cheese balls. Don't think just eat
  • Joel L.
    Joel LewisSeptember 9, 2015
    Cheap drinks, darts, pool, games and a patio - perfect place for a group
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 23, 2015
    Cheese puffs are under-rated
  • Jillian N.
    Jillian NicholsAugust 23, 2015
    Free. Cheese. Balls.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria UgarteAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Gatorita. Gatorade+Tequila. Hydrating while intoxicated.
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoAugust 9, 2015
    Beer, darts, and cheese puffs. Need I say more?
  • A B.
    A BCDAugust 5, 2015
    Fun metal-ish bar. Free cheese balls! Tom and I used to drink here almost every night.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudJuly 10, 2015
    Beer. Booze. Pool. Dogs. Just a random dive bar
  • Will S.
    Will SchollJune 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap (gross) whiskey and beer combos. Eat handfuls of cheese balls to mask the taste.
  • Tom C.
    Tom ConteMay 14, 2015
    Free cheese puffs, good tunes, and the smell of BO. The perfect dive bar in Williamsburg.
  • Hemera B.
    Hemera BerettaApril 9, 2015
    Best music nice crowd
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SorensenApril 8, 2015
    With cheap bar snacks, food ’til 4am, nasty drink specials, The Levee is your go-to place to get a buzz on with a tight budget. Read more
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesMarch 31, 2015
    Awesome bar with Big Buck HD!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink some Gatoritas to quench your thirst.
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeMarch 9, 2015
    Cheese balls!
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciMarch 8, 2015
    CHEESE BALLZ
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenMarch 4, 2015
    Beer and shot specials!!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenMarch 2, 2015
    Cheese balls, twizzlers and a miller high life.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 1, 2015
    Black label is what you want. Also make sure to lick your fingers after each handful of cheese balls.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergFebruary 22, 2015
    CHEESE BALLS
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BouleyJanuary 28, 2015
    Came for the pitchers (who doesn't love a friends and pitchers?), stayed for the cheeseballs.
  • Corley S.
    Corley StoneJanuary 15, 2015
    CHEESE PUFFS AND TWIZZLERS ALL DAY
  • Dan W.
    Dan WissingerJanuary 4, 2015
    Gloriously trashy and truly unpretentious
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grungy, with awesome beer + shot combos and cheese puffs as their signature bar snack.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JampolNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheesy Poof Balls
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Reasonably priced drinks and cheese balls for days. It's heavenly.
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisOctober 1, 2014
    This place is heaven. Lone Star Beer AND Miller High Life AND Bologna & Cheese Sandwiches on Wonder Bread with Miracle Whip AND bowls of cheese puffs
  • brittany
    brittanySeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Local haunt offering cheese puffs, Jenga, screamo music (to scare the manhattanites away) and the $5 sportsman (beer + whiskey shot) -- what more could you ask for?
  • Julie
    JulieSeptember 25, 2014
    Fun place to hang with friends, but not really anything special just another dive bar
  • Jason H.
    Jason HuieSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dive bar with cheap beer+shot specials and a small outdoor space
  • Karina G.
    Karina GutzAugust 24, 2014
    Frat boy is the way to go and don't forget the free cheeseballs
  • Chad V.
    Chad VigneulleAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fucking best bar.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannAugust 17, 2014
    Cheeseballs
  • Madison W.
    Madison WoodAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good beer & shot specials, Happy Hour every day and random drinks like a Gatorita (tequila with lemon/lime Gatorade)
  • Artem
    ArtemAugust 7, 2014
    The sportsman is a shot + beer combo for $4. You can't go wrong. Make sure you get a cozy with your beer.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GerardAugust 7, 2014
    Beer and a shot
  • Brett S.
    Brett SpiegelAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Games and cheap beers. A hipster magnet.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    Grab a drink or beer/shot combo and enjoy free bar snacks, including generous bowls of Utz Cheese Balls and Twizzlers. Read more
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DuboisJuly 25, 2014
    Free Cheese Balls and lifesize connect 4 in the back. Also Big Game Buck Hunter HD.
  • Simon F.
    Complimentary cheese puffs? Yes please!
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Big Buck HD, but it's not connected to the internet! Great for casual games but take your league play elsewhere.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WalkerMay 17, 2014
    Came here at random, met a lot of nice people. Had a lot of fun.
  • Mack J.
    Mack JackMarch 22, 2014
    This location is closed.
  • Nikki M.
    Nikki McCFebruary 23, 2014
    Ask for cheese balls!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheeeetttooosss til you baaarrrrrrfffffff
  • Mark (Ahmad)
    Mark (Ahmad)January 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 hot dog with chili, so good
  • George H.
    George HayesDecember 21, 2013
    Check the Sportsman.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FlorezOctober 19, 2013
    They're playing Jenga at the bar. Omg. I die. I'm twelve again
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I can fit 11 cheeseballs in my mouth who wants to take me home
    Upvoted Apr 14
  • R.G. L.
    R.G. LoganAugust 9, 2013
    Bathrooms here are super luxurious and smell like fresh washed laundry
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SpanoAugust 2, 2013
    Free Cheese Puffs. Nuff said
  • Neel V.
    Neel VadoothkerJuly 27, 2013
    It was good.
  • Ally
    AllyJuly 26, 2013
    Cheese balls, board games and two dollar beers, in heaven
  • Kerry A.
    Kerry AlsaceJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar when you're in a munchie mood, twizzlers and cheesepuffs abound!
  • Joanna
    JoannaJuly 13, 2013
    Where good decisions go to die
  • Marissa H.
    Marissa HJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    At the reopening of the levee.. Clearly every one also wanted to welcome them back. Its packed at 11:30.Anyways the Dreamsicle house drink is awesome.
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BarrousMay 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Black out city. Love this place.
  • Rafael V.
    Rafael VApril 18, 2013
    Free cheese balls and twizzlers! Drinks are cheap!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GoldApril 16, 2013
    There were dogs here!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 15, 2013
    Boasting an impressive (& still cheap) craft beer list, order the chili drenched Frito pie, enjoy the free cheese balls and make sure to try the house specialty: Beam Cream (Jim Beam & Cream Soda)!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyApril 13, 2013
    Free cheese puffs?! Yes please.
  • Eliot S.
    Eliot ShepardApril 10, 2013
    RIP Kokie's
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    blackout bar. come here to drink lonestar, do a cheap shot and eat lots of cheese balls.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FApril 1, 2013
    Free cheeseballs, outdoor Connect 4, and good beer list.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GandiaMarch 27, 2013
    Home of the hangover-cure Frito pie, dogs are welcome at this Williamsburg spot.
  • Torie G.
    Torie GehrigMarch 16, 2013
    Free cheese balls here! However the dares written on the jenga suck ballz
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Where it always feels like 3AM
  • Tony H.
    Tony HartzellFebruary 9, 2013
    FUCKING dogs barking. Inside. Yes, INSIDE.
  • Justin
    JustinFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Dollar Carling beers (5-8PM) and great $5 beer and shot specials everyday!
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeFebruary 4, 2013
    Close to the ferry: complete with cheese puffs, tequila gatorade, board games and mayhem.
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MeersJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This place smells like bad decisions.
  • Lady V.
    Lady ValTronicJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Dam u Anthony I shall have revenge for the title haha
  • Kristian K.
    Kristian KruseJanuary 26, 2013
    $2 pint - the Levee - it's okay
  • Michael B.
    Michael BradshawJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for prime time SAT/SUN. The bathroom line SUCKS. People will cut. You'll get in a fight. Cheese balls everywhere.
  • Billie P.
    Billie PattersonJanuary 3, 2013
    Gluten free beer...nuff said.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KerestesyDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sportsman is all you'll ever need.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SmithDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wifi password is "cheeseballs" but keep it on the DL
  • Klarika H.
    Klarika HuszarNovember 29, 2012
    $1 beers and cheeseballs.
  • Candy P.
    Candy PoloNovember 4, 2012
    Free water AND coke to the designated driver. That's pretty cool.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SmithOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Talk to Eli about metal.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Smoking Patio!
  • Debbie
    DebbieJuly 11, 2016
    🧀⚽️🏐🏀⚾️🎱
  • Juliano C.
    Juliano CarvalhoMay 24, 2015
    Bar despojado, música heavy metal.
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