Trix bar pays tribute to former topless lounge

In the continuing spirit of the ever changing Williamsburg neighborhood, a former topless lounge/go-go bar has been transformed into an upscale dinner restaurant/bar named Trix on Bedford Avenue and North 10th Street.

Here’s a picture of what the old lounge used to look like.

Trix serves small plates of American Nouveau cuisine, brunch on the weekends and drinks late into the night.

Check out the full listing here:

Trix. 145 Bedford Avenue. New York, NY 11211.

Our favorite new beer hall: Spritzenhaus

c/o UrbanDaddy

The newly opened Spritzenhaus is a pretty awesome place. It’s 6,000-square feet and is equipped with 100 beer taps, a wood-burning oven, a marble bar, and pretzels, pizzas, and sausages are served to wash down your beer. When the weather is lovely there are outdoor “filling stations”, and for the colder months there’s a huge fireplace with ledged seating to keep you warm. Currently they’re serving a temporary menu, but the permanent one will be rolled out at the end of May.

Check out the full listing here:

Spritzenhaus. 33 Nassau Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11222.

New Mexican Eatery Móle Opens

c/o Grub Street

Great news for Mexican food lovers: Mole which has two locations in the West Village and the Lower East Side has opened a Williamsburg location. They’ll be serving traditional Mexican fare in addition to queso fundido (melted cheese with jalapeños and tortillas), baja-style fish tacos, and cochinita Pibil (shredded pork cooked in banana leaves). There is also a tequila selection of 80+ choices, and margaritas in crazy flavors like prickly pear.

Mole has a nice outdoor patio for the warmer months, and is also open for brunch if you’re a breakfast tacos type of person.

We also hear if you drop by this weekend all the margaritas are on the house for their opening party.

See the full listing here.

Mole. 178 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211. 347.384.2300

Brooklyn Flea Launching Food-Only Market

Attention food lovers: beginning on May 21st the Willamsburg Brooklyn Flea market will be launching an all-food bonanza called “Smorgasburg”. The market will be open every Saturday from 9am-5pm and will feature 100+ food vendors in addition to a GrowNYC Greenmarket with 15-20 farmers!

In addition to the 100 secured vendors, Smorgasburg is looking for the very best food vendors/purveyors/growers anywhere to apply, so they can create the next phase of local/regional market. If you’re interested in applying, go here:

Vine Wine Takes Over Brooklyn Kitchen Space

c/o Grub Street

One thing we love about New York City is the ability to have your booze delivered right to your door, which is why we were excited to read this morning in Grub Street about the opening of Vine Wine in the old Brooklyn Kitchen space. The new boutique has a communal tasting table and offers bike delivery of wines which primarily priced under $15. Vine Wine specializes in mall production, natural, organic and biodynamic wines and will also be offering wine classes in the next few weeks. Vine Wine, 616 Lorimer St., nr. Skillman Ave., Williamsburg; 718-349-1718

Lighthouse, Veronica People’s Club, The Shop. RIP Elote & Cafe Mode

Here’s your regular round-up of comings and goings in the bar/restaurant scene.

Lighthouse: Built from scratch by siblings Naama and Assaf Tamir, The Lighthouse is a welcome addition to the South Williamsburg/Lorimer neighborhood. Serving a locally sourced raw bar, whole fish, grilled steaks, pork chops, and pickles the food is fresh and tasty, although a bit on the pricier side. Check out the full listing here. 5 Borinquen Place. Brooklyn, New York 11211

Veronica People’s Club: The popular East Village bar Heathers now has a Greenpoint outpost. Veronica People’s Club serves a dual purpose-a coffeeshop with cafe snacks during the day, and a full bar at night with live music. Check out the full listing here. 105 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222

The Shop: The shop is essentially a super cool bar and coffee shop inside a full-time motorcycle garage. Check out the full listing here. 290 Metropolitan Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lastly, RIP Elote and Cafe Mode.

Post Office, Moomba, Juniper

We love all the new openings in Williamsburg & Greenpoint, but there are three in particular that that we think deserve a visit.

Juniper: This casual new café located right off Bedford Avenue serves a mix of burgers and daily specials such as jambalaya, mussels, and pulled pork sandwiches. They  don’t have a liquor license yet, but it should be coming in the next few weeks. See the full listing here. 112 Berry St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Moomba: Opening in the space formerly known as Vertuccio’s, Moomba’s prime real estate – it borders McCarren Park on North 12th – should make it a popular stop for the neighborhood’s brunch aficionados and late-night diners alike.Offering a diverse (and ambitious) menu including wood-fired pizzas, a wide-ranging but well-priced list of small plates and tapas, and a fantastic selection of wines, Moomba seems perfectly positioned to accommodate larger groups looking for a family-style meal sharing experience. Adding to the party atmosphere: live music from a rotating list of local talent, as well as theme nights starting in the next few weeks. See the full listing here. 232 N 12 St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Post Office: Whiskey lovers will enjoy visiting Post Office which offers 30 plus varieties of it, with an emphasis places on small-batch brands. In addition to whiskey, classic cocktails are also served in addition to craft beer and wine. There are small bar snacks offered including sandwiches, soup, and cheese. See the full listing here. 188 Havemeyer St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dine In Brooklyn

Beginning on March 21st and running through the 31st is Dine In Brooklyn, one of our favorite times to try out Brooklyn eateries at a low price.

The deal is pretty simple: $25 for dinner, $20.11 for lunch (random!), and two-for-one brunch options. A few Williamsburg and Greenpoint restaurants are participating including: Aurora, Baci & Abbracci, Bamonte’s, Barberry, Cadaques, DeStefano’s Steakhouse, Giando On The Water, Hachi, La Piazzetta, Le Comptoir, Loreley, Miranda, My Moon, PT, Tabare, and Zenkichi.

To take part in Dine In Brooklyn, you must call ahead and make a reservation.