By now, we all know and love North Brooklyn as the hipster mecca of the East Coast—cool, but slightly contrived. During the last few years, however, Williamsburg has truly become a burgeoning community of culture and nightlife, offering a diverse range of experiences for every type of outer borough explorer. So listen up, Manhattanites! Whether you're into sophisticated French fare, absinthe-infused cocktails, or roaring electronic music, a night out in the 'burg is probably the best reason you'll ever have to cross a bridge out of the city.