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Pete’s Candy Store – Perfect All Year Round

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Pete’s Candy Store has been a staple of the Williamsburg bar scene for as far back as I can remember. And that year is specifically, 2003. Any year before that is dead to me.

For those who are unfamiliar, in typical Williamsburg fashion, Pete’s Candy Store was presumably, at one point, an actual candy store. In efforts to preserve neighborhood character, when in changed into a bar, the name remained the same, as did the sign, accordingly.

Pete’s Candy Store remains an awesome intimate live music with lots of other fun events during the week (bingo, backyard BBQs on Sundays, spelling bees, etc). Plus they have paninis, great cocktails, and decently priced beer, even if you don’t want to do anything but chill. The best part is, even if everyone’s heard about it and continues to be fairly popular, the crowd has NEVER been annoying. It’s one of the rare, almost liminal places that lives outside of trends somehow, and is amazingly BOTH a great summer AND wintertime bar.

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Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street (between Frost & Richardson) [Williamsburg]
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G. is a Southern California native living in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn since 2005. Anna is constantly trying to unite her love of CA sunshine and the excitement of the New York urban jungle, all the while trying to keep her unwieldy credit card debt under control, and look fabulous at brunch, no matter how un-showered and hungover.